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Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred

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Building It

  1. If you’re using a bike tire stem (shown at the right in Figure 20-3), cut away all of the surrounding rubber.

    A car tire stem (left) and bike tire stem (right); most of the inner tube has been cut away from the bike stem—you’ll need to cut it all away to build your launch plug

    Figure 20-3. A car tire stem (left) and bike tire stem (right); most of the inner tube has been cut away from the bike stem—you’ll need to cut it all away to build your launch plug

  2. To build your launch plug, cut the cork in half, and then drill a hole through the middle to accommodate the tire stem. Cork is a little trickier to work than other woods, since it tends to tear apart. Running the drill fast, start by drilling a 1/4″ hole. If you’re using a bike tire stem (which is a bit narrow), this should be fine (although you’ll ...

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