View Full Version : drilling for eyes

07-22-2006, 06:39 AM
how hard is it to drill for eyes because i like the colors of the 05 electra but it doesnt have eyes
and how much are eyes
and is it really worth it to have eyes?

07-22-2006, 07:07 AM
You would have to drill a hole perfectly straight through the body. If you have a drill press its easy. If you don't not as easy.

You would also need a new board. I personally would go with the T-Board and Breakbeam Eyes, brand new those will cost you around $65-70, used $45-50.

Is it worth it, yes. If you have everything setup correctly you will never chop a ball again, unless you have bad paint.

Hob Hayward
07-22-2006, 07:30 AM
Be careful though, if you drill in the wrong place, you're gonna have some problems.

07-22-2006, 03:32 PM
is there a template to drill eyes on an imagine

07-22-2006, 07:26 PM
yep at otter's site

07-23-2006, 02:02 AM
gee, give the poor guy a link for cryin' out loud!

Eye Install (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/eyeinstal.html) :)

07-23-2006, 05:22 AM
You would also have to mill your trigger frame for eye wires and get eye covers to hold them in place.

07-23-2006, 06:16 PM
otter...feel free to copy/paste this for your site if you want....

Mark the frame with a sharpie - where the red lines appear in this diagram. Use the broad cutting/grinding disc on a Dremel of similar machine. Grind channels approx 1mm wide and 2-3mm deep so that the wires can lay in there without getting pinched or cut.


armando f
01-31-2007, 06:19 AM
nice job

01-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Hi all,
OtterSC Customs website is down. Could someone be so kind to upload Otter's PDF somewhere?
Thanks in advance!

01-06-2009, 04:04 PM
heres the link http://www.scenariodreams.com/t-board/eye_template.pdf

01-07-2009, 10:59 AM
wow, this thread has been revived twice now. 2007, and 2009.
sucks that otters site is down...

01-10-2009, 09:10 PM
heres the link http://www.scenariodreams.com/t-board/eye_template.pdf

Many thanks!
Template has vertical feed hole opening. Will that have any influence on the position of the eyes?

01-11-2009, 08:17 AM
Here's a link to the same pattern Otter used to have for this.


I've also included it in my Spimmy pages with step by step directions on how to drill for eyes, if you're interested.

Edit - Dang. I didn't see all the other posts with the link...oh, well!

Edit #2 - it shouldn't affect it. The way you drill it is that the eyes are pretty much right at the bottom of the body tube where the ball sits. If this makes you uncomfortable, you can always drill for a bouncebeam eye which only uses one eye. Some might argue it's not as good, but with eye logic on boards these days, you can't really tell a difference.