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Wooden Pneumatic Air Gun. (with video)

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Wooden Pneumatic Air Gun. (with video)

Unread postAuthor: eggbom » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:16 pm

my first project, as you can see the solder part is bad, but that was my first try, and it's working :)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XETXZ7eJmvc

thanks anyway for the people who helped me answer my questions for building my first gun, respect!
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Unread postAuthor: spudmanb3 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:26 pm

nice especially for a first. A bit blocky in my opinion, but nice. Do you use the ball valve to fire? how do you fill it etc., etc....


Edit sory I mean do you use a schrader valve to fill?


p.s. add some closeups of the gun along with some damage pics

p.p.s. you should ad a QEV (Quick Exhaust valve) You can buy one from McmasterCarr or from launch potatoes.com. a custom piston valve wouldn't be a bad idea either. it would help aiming and would tremendously increase power.
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Unread postAuthor: eggbom » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:29 pm

yes i use a ball valve, and i fill it with a biker pump as you can see in the video :)
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:49 pm

it looks pretty cool - I like it a lot...
with a belt sander you could nicely round off the edges


good job on using threaded fittings on this - this will pay you ten fold in hte future
also it seems that you could easily mod this gun to use a QEV (in this way you could get MOAR power and use a blowgun where the trigger should be, which will improve both ergonomics and accuracy)
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Unread postAuthor: Big-E » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:01 pm

Actually, even though I don't like the position of the ball valve (for triggering) I think it's a great effort, and a beautiful looking launcher. Kudos on design :)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:39 pm

When I saw the title I thought it was going to be something like this :roll: :D
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Unread postAuthor: far_cry » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:44 pm

very good for first time
you should make a trigger system
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:29 pm

Nice build, looking at the stock you can tell it took some time that said it doesn't look very ergonomic or that visually appealing. Why did you cut the back part out?
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:37 pm

WOW! For a first gun that's very nice!
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Unread postAuthor: ckman » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:15 pm

I like the gun, the stock just a little to boxy for me as previously stated you should add a spring trigger system for the ball valve and take it to high pressures, also I really like your bolt on your breech
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Unread postAuthor: eggbom » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:24 am

jonnyboy wrote:Nice build, looking at the stock you can tell it took some time that said it doesn't look very ergonomic or that visually appealing. Why did you cut the back part out?


it's for the looking of the gun, i dont like a full stock of wood.
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