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2 Blasts from the past: Dont mess with texas and the Carrot

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2 Blasts from the past: Dont mess with texas and the Carrot

Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:04 pm

Here are two cannons that I had built years ago, when I had more ambition than sense, and less paitience than money. (neither amounted to much)

Don't Mess with Texas

This was my first cannon ever built, and it used a ghetto shrader propane meter. Only God knows where that is now. The chamber is 12" of 4" pvc, and 36-40" of 2" barrel. Piezo ignition, and the shoddy barrel knife helped with shooting spuds. Fun to learn on, but not quite a showpiece.

The Carrot Shooter

This has an ungodly cb ratio to start with. 12" of 2" chamber and probably just shy of 2' of 1/2" barrel. Piezo ignition, aerosol propelled. As the name says, carrots were primary ammo. Notice custom faded paintjob. :D

Nothing special, these are just from the past, so please spare me the noob flaming.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:21 pm

Shamless self promotion? These cannons where all ready posted?
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:28 pm

No...

Never posted them until now... At least not to my knowledge...
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:40 pm

I wish I still had my first gun, a PVC spray and pray, 10" of 4" chamber, 10" of 2" "mid" chamber :roll: and 3' of 1" barrel, shooting wooden dowel slugs... back in 1995! I didn't have anything to go on, just a description by my brother-in-law...BBQ ignitor, screw-on cleanout, aquanet hairspray...screw tip spark gap....

Ahhh those were the days....

Anywho...it's nice you still have yours!
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:12 pm

:D
Yeah it was cool seeing these things again. Its amazing how much your approach to a project can change in only a few years. It brought back many memories and a few "what the hell was I thinking?" moments. :P

*sigh* the good ole days, when just getting the spud gun to make a noise was enough to chalk up as renowned scientific and engineering progress.

Hard-learned lessons, hollering moms, and nervous neighbors. Come to think of it, no matter how many years go by, some things never change. :)

8) :lol: :wink: :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: tmacd995 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:26 pm

Nice, I am gonna hang on to my first ball valve pneumatic forever. Its amazing how quickly people learn and improve their construction techniques. I like the sticker on don't mess with Texas
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Unread postAuthor: FordGtMan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:42 pm

Hey, i am from texas too :) . Nice guns, i made like an exact replica of that carrot shooter once.. :shock: without the awesome paint of course.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:49 pm

Hey, i am from texas too . Nice guns, i made like an exact replica of that carrot shooter once.. without the awesome paint of course.


Ah I forgot to clarify, I'm from Louisiana, although half my family is from an old oil town in east texas called Kilgore, ever heard of it?
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Unread postAuthor: FordGtMan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:52 pm

nope. I live in the fortworth region. I need to get me some of those stickers for each one of my guns :D
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:00 pm

They make quite an addition :D
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:59 pm

That's a sweet sticker. :)

Doesn't it feel good to post oldies?
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:15 am

Doesn't it feel good to post oldies?


Yessir id does 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Dussalater » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:24 pm

biggsauce what part of louisiana r u from?
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