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Built a pneumatic cannon? Then post it here! This section is for completed, finished cannons that you have built. Please include pictures and information.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:08 pm

Brian the brain wrote:more progress:
Tried to get better pics but this is the best I can do, even with additional lighting.. :cry:

Hmm have you tried using flash? Perhaps someone with more camera knowledge than I can download the photo and check the details which tells them the exposure, focal length, ISO and other settings used to take the photo. Your camera seems good enough to take decent photos without blurring.

Sorry for being a photo-nazi, I just want to see this thing in all its glory :)
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Unread postAuthor: Lockednloaded » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:19 pm

woah.
I'm green with envy for this gun, great work! I think a nice brass cap of some sort on the end of the wooden handle would help its aesthetic and pistol-whipping appeal
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:30 pm

I had already planned on putting some brass endcap on the handle.
now it looks like ...garden shears... :D

I don't think I have anything laying around at the moment that would work though..

I was just focussing on the joint for now.

At this moment I'm not even sure myself what it will look like in the end... :roll:

Things just seem to...happen...

I was merely trying to figure out a counter balanced hammervalve and look what I ended up with so far....
None of it was really planned or even measured for that matter...

That's not homemade.

You bought that.


No really your honour...it's a recreational device that launches patatoes... :D



I feel the need to finish the front grip this weekend...
hopefully in time for....
Ahem....
a certain election....

:D
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:40 am

Front grip being made...

The only piece of wood ( chip of the old block Shatterhand was built from) I had left that was big enough was badly battered...

Used it as a back stop or target many times cause it was so strong...
So I had to get the piece with the least amount of dents or nails with caulk tube tips still stuck through it..

I already restored some of it's intended shape using the sawdust from the handle I lathed last night..and woodglue...
This got me a paste in just about the same colour of the wood...and once hardened it's even stronger than the wood itself.

the microwave helped shorten curetime :D
I need to do at least one more layer as this stuff shrinks A LOT!
I'll finish it smooth and laquer it same as the other piece...

Looking mighty " zombiekiller" at the moment... :D
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Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:45 am

prachtig werk!
Dat verdient een plek in de huiskamer :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:02 am

It´s really really cool!
I wish I had it :lol: and go kill some zombies
Video!!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:53 am

Coming on *really* well, kudos!
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:28 pm

eerder naast mijn bed...
I couldn't send it to you if I wanted to wyz...

And JSR: Thanks amigo!

I can't tell you how badly I'd like to put my rifled .177 barrel on this.
Why?

I have an 80mm beast I never fire..no room for it.
I have a 16mm ( Shat') powerhouse that can blast through a fridgedoor..
Never fire it cause of the noise.

This one is turning into such a sweet launcher I'd like to use it at least weekly.
Unless someone can locate or send me some .43 rubber ballls or paintballs I'm pretty much condemned to using 10.9mm lead balls..
And I just know I won't be happily plinking with those.
Way too expensive to go through a couple of hundred rounds a day...

Plus a thickwalled steel rifled barrel seems better than a flimsy aluminium pipe for a barrel.

The magazine could be a lot smaller too.

I don't really care for power, as long as it goes clean through steel cans...
The more powerful launchers just sit in the shed...

Plus I want this thing to last a lifetime...something to pass down to the boys...
what do you guys think?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:33 pm

Brian the brain wrote:I can't tell you how badly I'd like to put my rifled .177 barrel on this.


What's stopping you making a 0.177" barrel insert?
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:41 pm

What?
Like ...a barrel insert...an interchangeble bolt and a magazine insert?
:wink:
Not really what I had in mind.. :D

I just know that if I don't use that barrel for something as nice as this I'll end up using it for something that would break most rules here.
Eventually...


I'll finish the gun as it is now...so at least you guys have something to drool over :D
Afterwards I'll convert it into a fun bb-gun for me to play with..
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:45 pm

nice, that sure does look pretty! still needs sanding though, but the shape is nice, looks like one of those zombie-slaugher shotgun :D
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:47 pm

still needs sanding though


:roll:

I need to do at least one more layer as this stuff shrinks A LOT!
I'll finish it smooth and laquer it same as the other piece...


It's a buildlog...?



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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:56 pm

Hmmm...found a local source for 10mm roundballs....and hydraulic seamless tubing 14mm outside, inside exactly 10mm...

Seems perfect....
Much sturdier too.

I could also go for 9mm and 12mm outside-9 mm inside but the balls are twice as expensive....damn shinsungs!
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:09 am

Gun Freak wrote:That's not homemade.

You bought that.


Yep, he bought it from the house of awesome.

Absolutely fantastic work, I can't compliment you enough.
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:11 am

Brian the brain wrote:Hmmm...found a local source for 10mm roundballs....and hydraulic seamless tubing 14mm outside, inside exactly 10mm...

Seems perfect....
Much sturdier too.

I could also go for 9mm and 12mm outside-9 mm inside but the balls are twice as expensive....damn shinsungs!


I know you said "local" but I recently found that grade 1000 steel metal balls are rather cheap... and hard. I'm thinking of picking up 25 1" balls for only $18 shipped to my door from amazon.com Perhaps you could find a similar deal?

The unfortunate thing is that grade 1000 ball bearing blanks only hold a tolerance of .001" in diameter... oh wait.. we're spud gunners lol.
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