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Unread postAuthor: to_live » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:45 pm

i have been wanting to make a homemade bb gun which i can carry around without having to pump up a tank or have it attach to a air compressor, and i have finally found something that might work. [/url]http://www.swanstrom.net/petes/shoot/autobb.htm[url] i have everything i need for it to work except i cant get thick enough plexiglass for it anywhere!!! it doesnt have to be plexiglass it can be anything really, i have been looking on the web all diy stores around my area, and i cant find it anywhere, so if anyone knows of any sites that plexiglass or something similar and can deliver to victoria australia please let me know!!! i was thinking of using abs sheet but i cant find that anywhere, i cant really use metal as i dont have a drill press strong enough to drill through it!
thanks in advance damo.[/url]
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:07 pm

I was able to drill holes through .25" steel with a crappy 12volt hand drill and bits that werent designed to go through metal :)
You should be able to do it. Either that or get the nicest looking hardwood you can.
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Unread postAuthor: to_live » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:27 pm

im going to be using co2 so wouldnt the hardwood just absorb it all? i could try and put a silicon seal through the holes?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:56 am

If it has to hold pressure from a standard co2 tank then no, dont use hardwood. plexiglass it brittle and not pressure rated. lexan would probably work and you can find it at most home depot/lowes
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:29 pm

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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:36 pm

Or you could just switch to another hard material, such as sheet PVC or acrylic.
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Unread postAuthor: Kenny_McCormic » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:12 pm

are you planning on using a regulator for your co2? if not i would use steel or alumminum unless you like picking plastic shards from ur hands
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