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Basic Cannon for a Musical

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Basic Cannon for a Musical

Unread postAuthor: pvcmaster » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:32 pm

A couple weeks ago I was hired to build a cannon for someone for use in a musical. It is going to shoot foam props across the stage, so I didn't go too fancy, and i was also on a budget. It is just a basic sprinkler cannon with a 1/4" threaded schrader and brass drain valve, and painted with krylon fusion spray paint.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:38 pm

Wise place to put the schrader, nice painjob.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:13 pm

Very nice. clean looking and a great job on the paint.
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:17 pm

ive built a few sprinkler valve guns. how much did that one end up costing (including paint)? the reason i ask is because mine always end up costing more than i expect, maybe because there is so many cool things at home depot that i have to have.
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:23 pm

nice clean gun man why did you paint it did you get to keep it and/or was it onstage
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Unread postAuthor: pvcmaster » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:45 pm

@homedepotpro:
Including paint, this gun cost $55.00. And i know what you mean with buying all the interesting things. :wink:

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I was asked to paint it those colors, something to do with matching the actors outfits, I wasnt told much about it.

Thanks for all the compliments!
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:11 pm

great paint job, is the barrel interchangeable or glued in, I can't tell if you've got threads in there with the paint job
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:18 pm

Looks very clean. i hope your not planning on holding it by the blowgun though. It would need reinforcement to avoid failures.
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Unread postAuthor: pvcmaster » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:37 pm

The barrel is interchangeable, I just painted it after I threaded it in. Also the gun is going to be mounted so it should be ok.
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:25 am

Very nice. Although this may be a bit off topic, would you mind telling us more specifically what it is being used for? You told us it is a musical and used for launching foam props, but could you provide more specifics like what play it is and the function of launching these foam objects? I can't imagine something like this happening short of it being really ridiculous looking.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:29 am

mega_swordman wrote:could you provide more specifics like what play it is and the function of launching these foam objects? I can't imagine something like this happening short of it being really ridiculous looking.


Jesus Christ Superstar-trek... You need a gun to shoot all the aliens :D
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:31 am

MrCrowley wrote:Jesus Christ Superstar-trek... You need a gun to shoot all the aliens :D


Isn't that against the rules? :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:51 am

Looks good! Yea, what are the props going to be launched? Try and find out, nice one.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:19 am

mega_swordman wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Jesus Christ Superstar-trek... You need a gun to shoot all the aliens :D


Isn't that against the rules? :roll:


Damn, You've got me! :D

Got to defend the planet somehow. :P


Let's not go too off-topic here.

On-topic:

Nice cannon, simple always looks good.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:43 am

Simple, clean and no hose :D perfect.
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