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How to make blowgun darts!

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How to make blowgun darts!

Unread postAuthor: noname » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:56 pm

These are easy to make darts that take five minutes, no tools, and regular household materials.
Materials:
Nails (1 1/2" to 2" is optimal)
1/8" string or yarn
1/2" wide tape

These are easy to shoot with a 1/2" Sch 40 blowgun or just barrels on cannons. They are a perfect fit, are stable, have great penetration, and take about a minute each to make.
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A few darts
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All of these darts were shot, not stuck into the box
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Push it down about 3/4," so string doesn't go in your mouth
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Put the end in the blowgun
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The finished dart
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Roll it slowly, keeping the tape flush with the nail's head
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Line up the string on the tape, along with the nail
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Cut about 15 pieces of string 2" long and a 5 inch long piece of tape
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All the materials
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:03 pm

wow nice idea....do they work for guns???or jsut blow guns....???you should invent a bigger version for like a 1" potato gun
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Unread postAuthor: Deko » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:11 pm

thats sort of like one of the darts i made, i never got the pics to work and dont have any of the pics or the darts anmore but heres what it is: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5110& theres also a link to another dart ive made on it wich is usually the kind i make they're really good

your idea looks pretty cool too, i think ill try making one of those myself 8)

EDIT: spudthug most darts will work in small cannons unless there really weak but his look pretty strong so i would say that his design would work great in cannon
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:15 pm

Just bump up the sizes for bigger bores, and yes, they'll be fine in cannons. I might make a couple for 1 1/2" barrels or some such size.
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:36 pm

i have a good design, they are really strong, and have great penetration. if you have a big enough cone you could make them all the way up to 2". ill create a how-to in a bit

Edit: i sound like a lil bit of a prick :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:04 pm

I prefer paper towels for feathers, I just cut a square,and stab the nail though
I can shoot them into plywood with a .5" ball valve gun at low presure

edit ooh I didint realize that you shot the box using the pipe as a blowgun, thats pretty good
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Unread postAuthor: dodz » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:35 am

spudthug wrote:wow nice idea....do they work for guns???or jsut blow guns....???you should invent a bigger version for like a 1" potato gun



It's nice to use blowguns, it's a nice gun with dart.
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Unread postAuthor: andymark » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:52 am

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There are also many color options for different size of blowguns.
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Unread postAuthor: FighterAce » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:57 am

Way to bump a 3yrold topic...
And why do I get an impression the 2 posts above were made by the same person?
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