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Unread postAuthor: Omelets » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:12 pm

First things first...It's not my fault if you get hurt in any way or damage anything from this. I'm not saying it's gonna explode, I'm just saying there are a lot of idiots out there...

Not the best quality, but it's an easy to make spud gun using pringle cans and stuff you should be able to find around the house.

What you need:
2 pringle cans, without lids (the big ones)
Lots of duct tape
Drinking straw or something similar
Matches
Propellant like hair spray
A sharp knife or pair of scissors
And something to launch (duh)

First, take one of the pringle cans and cut a round hole in the metal on the bottom to from a lip for whatever you're going to launch to sit on.
Next, secure the two pringle cans together, with the cut metal part of one and the open top of the other together with about one layer of duct tape around the middle.
After that, cut a small hole in the cardboard near the bottom of pringle can on the bottom, and insert a small piece of the straw (about 1 inch should do) just so it barely enters the hole and secure it in place.
Then you want to wrap a ton of duct tape around the spud gun, focusing around the middle and bottom. (make sure you don't cover up the straw and that you do put plenty of tape over the metal piece at the bottom) After its all taped up cut off the extra straw so it doesn't stick up too far and block oxygen from getting to whatever burning thing that's going down it to light the propellant.
From there, (go outside and make sure you point it away from anything that may get damaged, especially people or animals,) load your ammo into the top, spray your propellant down the straw, then light a match and drop it down the straw and MOVE YOUR HAND AWAY QUICKLY! If you put enough propellant into it (and have enough duct tape on it to stop it from bursting) you can get a good potato to go around 100 yards...Also, if you want to make it a bit safer use a wick instead of just shoving a match in.
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Unread postAuthor: Danny.c » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:44 pm

good guide very simple..i have a prober cannon but if i get bored ill probaly try this one
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Dum de didily do!

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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:50 pm

100 yards , not a chance, your taking this guide from backyard ballistics by the way, you didnt come up with the pringle can mortar. Its a good way to make a cheap tennis ball cannon, it works 10x better with tennis balls, but at least give credit to the real maker.
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Unread postAuthor: M3NT4L » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:10 pm

True this is an old idea give credit foooool!
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:14 pm

First things first...It's not my fault if you get hurt in any way or damage anything from this. I'm not saying it's gonna hurt, I'm just saying there are a lot of idiots out there...

Not the best quality, but it's an easy to make cro-mag hammer using rocks and stuff you should be able to find around the house.

What you need:
Rock
“Big” Stick
Rope
Teeth (This is to assure authenticity while cutting)

First, take the rock and set it next to stick. Next, secure the two together with rope. After that tie the rope in lots of knots. Then you want to knaw the excess rope away (It helps to have “beaver“ thoughts while attempting at this).

From there, (go outside and make sure you point it away from anything that may get damaged, especially people or animals,) raise your arm with hammer in hand, check for predators (T-rexs and such), then swing your hand downward. MOVE YOUR HAND AWAY QUICKLY! If you put enough force into it (and have enough rope on it to stop it from breaking) you can get a good spark to go around 100 yards...Also, if you want to make it a bit safer use a metal cord instead of just wrapping it with rope.

Damnit! Stop being so primitive, were not apes! When we want to be ghetto well just stick to DWV combustions.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:25 pm

omfg that almost made me crap my pants in laughter, you are my hero.
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Unread postAuthor: M3NT4L » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:46 pm

Dude where do you come up with this stuff? You have a great imagination.
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Unread postAuthor: SuperSonic » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:06 am

Is it just me or does this sound stupidly dangerous... Even if it does work what happens when the pringles can becomes soggy from aerosol...
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:27 am

You throw it out?
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Unread postAuthor: GrEgLeZ » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:26 pm

Do you Take out the pringels first?
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Unread postAuthor: robbo@robbo » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:41 am

yes you buy the pringles for the tine obviously the crisps are just for when you get hungry whilst making lol
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Unread postAuthor: robbo@robbo » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:42 am

i wonder what would happen if you left some in though ?? hhmm
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I made this

Unread postAuthor: patatoSteve » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:24 pm

I made this, but instead I used three cans. holes in two and arranged them as above. Havent fired it yet. I'm using axe. Tell you if it works or is somewhat safe. :)
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Unread postAuthor: spit_spud » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:05 am

i have tried using a pringle can, and gives a big boom
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Unread postAuthor: Hartz101 » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:35 pm

that costs too much in england, yoo can make one for less using pvc waste pipes and an air freshener called oust
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