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Unread postAuthor: haulinick » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:16 pm

I got a little bored today. I have bamboo growing in my backyard so i cut down one of the bigger pieces and started thinking about what to make. I realized that the sections of bamboo might make good and interesting air chambers. So i cut out one of the small sections which is naturally a closed cylinder. I then drilled a whole for a quick connect. I covered with a very strong container and a garbage can for safety, turned up the pressure from the air compresser and..
nothing. I took it up to 130psi and left it there for about 10 min. It held fine. I just thought it would be interesting to share. I might make use of this in a cannon in the futre.
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:29 pm

holy. man u could make one ghetto gun with that! try makin a valve out of it too!
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Unread postAuthor: haulinick » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:31 pm

i dont know bout a valve. it might be possible if u drill it out slightly so its perfectly round so u could make a piston.
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:48 pm

Would'nt it get weaker once it dries out?
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:49 pm

Why is the word 'Eco-Terrorism' popping in my head?

Im generally not a huge fan of 'ghetto-ish' ideas, but a gun completly made of bamboo would be cool. Not to mention there hasnt been much 'intresting' conversation of late. Maybe cheat though and use a modded sprinkler valve with 'slip' fitting ports...

About the home-made piston. To aviod scaring the looks of bamboo, possibly you could sleeve the interior of the bamboo to house the pistons and projectiles so the seal would be rather smooth. What is the ID and OD roughly of the bamboo that is available to you?
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:51 pm

haha yea ud have to keep makin spare chambers
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Unread postAuthor: haulinick » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:45 pm

i hav all differents sizes. i think im just gonna play wit it. See what I come up with.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:37 am

i was wondering that the other day as i have some bamboo thats fits a PB perfect and i thoguht if only i could use it as a barrel...
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:44 am

Make a didgerie doo (how ever the hell you spell that), I love those things and would like to have one.
Hmmmm, mabey you could start making eco-barrels :lol: , Grown to your own specifications :P

I don't think it will be a good idea to use the bamboo as a permanant air source because it will likely weaken. Mabey you can find some use for a one use spudgun, a few things come to mind.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:49 am

I think its called an atalatle. Its a spear thing that cave men used. Use the small stocks of it in a 1/2 barrel. That would be awesome.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:43 am

but just think about bamboo exploding :roll: not a pretty sight.......
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:54 am

One word:


Flecking eww. :D
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:04 am

Bye bye Balls. Shame, that guy will never be the same.
Wonder what he did.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:22 am

parachuted from a plane at 16,000 feet without the parachute :twisted: jk

edit: not many people are the same when they get a 6" tree trunk shoved through their "upper thigh"
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:27 am

parachuted from a plane at 16,000 feet without the parachute jk


Thats what he probadly did, it went strait through him.
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