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Gaffi Stick Build: All parts from Lowe's Home Improvement Store

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Happy New Year Denizens!

What better way to ring in the new year than with a Gaffi stick build?  I wanted to construct a sturdy Gaffi with parts that were easily obtainable.  I found all of the ingredients at my local Lowe's Home Improvement Store.  If you'd like to see the build, please check out the video below:

This was a fun build, and it was also fun playing dress-up for the video.  I used some ideas from TK409 and also BCarp100 (on this site): 

A few pics of the Gaffi:
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Here's a list of stuff that I used for the build:

Parts List:

Sofa Bun: http://low.es/2j1xDUd $9

Landscape Spikes: http://low.es/2hLrwBn $2

Funnels (only need one): http://low.es/2irmgUe $3

1 inch PVC pipe: http://low.es/2j1BkZM $3

1-¼ inch PVC pipe: http://low.es/2irr1x9 $5

1 inch PVC elbow: http://low.es/2iC617l $1

“No Parking” Sign: http://low.es/2hIxz6x $6

¾ inch Corner Braces (4 pack): http://low.es/2hID3hB $2

1-½ inch Shallow Flange: http://low.es/2hIzTKZ $3

#8-32 ½ inch Flat-head Machine Screws: http://low.es/2iIIyOZ $1

1-¼ inch Square-cut Washer: http://low.es/2hIBjFl $2

#8 x ¾ inch Sheet Metal Screws: http://low.es/2iC0vlk $1

#4 x ½ inch Wood Screws: http://low.es/2iYb2DP $1

Fin & Fin Placement Templates: http://wp.me/p6OqN2-1ru FREE
 

Finishing Materials:

Rustoleum Gray Primer Spray

Rustoleum Metallic Aluminum Spray

Rustoleum Espresso Spray (Satin Finish)

Artist’s Watercolor Paint (Black): purchased at Michael’s Craft Store

Folk Art Black Acrylic Paint: purchased at Michael’s Craft Store

E-6000 adhesive

Tamiya Weathering Pastels Set B

Hot Glue

Friction Tape

Bondo All-Purpose Putty
 

Tools Used:

DeWalt Drill/Driver

Various Drill Bits

Dremel Rotary Tool

Sandpaper in 60, 120, 220, and 400 grit

Small Table Vice

Various wood files/rasp

Lexan Scissors

Hot Glue Gun

Cellophane and Painters Tape
 

and finally...a K-2SO Action Figure! Thank you for watching!

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Awesome how-to video! I think I may go this route when the time comes to make my gaffi :)

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My mother-in-law works for Lowe's!! Discount!! I'm so doing this!!

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well done!

 

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Great video. I've got a stick that I inherited but so tempted to make one of my own.

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Where do I find tamplate for guffi fins

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28 minutes ago, TD20574 said:

Where do I find tamplate for guffi fins

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Hello TD20574 (fellow Sandtrooper!), the fin template is the last item on the parts list in the original post.  There is a link that goes to my blog where the templates are located.  Here is a direct link:  http://bit.ly/2iY5qJB

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Where did you get all purpose putty

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4 minutes ago, TD20574 said:

Where did you get all purpose putty

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You can get it at Lowe's, Home Depot, and Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jco9o9  Its about 10-11$US.  Its a nice big can, so it will last you a long time for other projects.

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Thank you

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Very cool build. You make it look easy!!!

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Excellent write up and tutorial.  Thanks for all the effort.  Definitely a great contribution to the community.

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Hi I looked everywhere for the square washer 1-1/4 that you found is this a plumping part or electrical

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Hi I looked everywhere for the square washer 1-1/4 that you found is this a plumping part or electrical

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I purchased all of the parts from Lowes, here is the link for the part: https://m.lowes.com/pd/Keeney-1-1-4-in-Rubber-Square-Cut-Washer/1076279 it was in the plumbing section. If you have a Lowes near you, put your zipcode in the location and it will tell you if it is in stock and which aisle and bin it is located in the store. You can also try ordering it. Good luck in your quest!

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