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Summer Project... What do I make?

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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue May 13, 2008 11:00 pm

I've got a list of cannons I want to make, but I need to start somewhere first. I don't know what to make. My list consists of... 1. A silenced steel/copper marble gun. 2. A clip/cartridge fed airsoft shotgun. 3. An airsoft vortex incased in a LPEG form. 4. A compact shotgun-like device. (Airsoft) Blunderbuss perhaps? 4. A silenced tennisball gun.

Now, it is likely that only one or two of these will be created, along with my airsoft sniper which I will be asking for help on soon because the valve is ruining the configuration I had planned.

So, ideas, anyone? Other project ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Tue May 13, 2008 11:09 pm

SHOT GUN!

Not many shotguns on the forum
It'll be both challenging and fun to shoot
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue May 13, 2008 11:13 pm

Might I suggest 2 projects...1 - build one similar to one you've built before, improve it, enjoy it, make it a showcase. 2 - build one unlike any you've done before, stretch your experience base. Take your time on these and do em right.

It sounds like you're a pneumatic/airsoft/BB guy. Maybe try your hand with an advanced combustion..... :)
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue May 13, 2008 11:17 pm

Yeah, I suppose I could try combustion. I have basically gathered and given mostly information here. I haven't built much, but I am fully able to regurgitate advice and a lot of construction stuff/concepts. I am constantly swamped by school, which doesn't help. But, I want to friggen do a REAL project now.
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Tue May 13, 2008 11:22 pm

AHH YES THAT REMINDS ME!

Replicate boltsniper's launchers
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Tue May 13, 2008 11:24 pm

Sorry, I'm not thinking too well at the moment.

I would go with the compact shotgun personally. In regards to Boltsniper, check here.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue May 13, 2008 11:24 pm

Boltsniper? Who is that?
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue May 13, 2008 11:26 pm

mega_swordman wrote:I'm going to take a look at Jack's pre-charged pneumatic cartridges.


Umm, isn't this supposed to be helping me decide what to build? :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue May 13, 2008 11:29 pm

Then maybe you should focus on just one project for now...something to put your "book learnin' " to practice. Pick something that will stretch your building abilities some.

Also, take the opportunity to invest in some tools if you need them and can find the $$ resources. That kind of thing pays off for many years and makes gun building much easier.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Wed May 14, 2008 12:52 am

I've got plenty of tools lying around, I don't think I will have a problem there! Torches, pipe wrenches, pvc glue, solder, teflon tape, air compressor, drills and drillbit, table saw, cutoff saw, etc. Its all pretty much there.
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Unread postAuthor: Matheusilla » Wed May 14, 2008 6:01 am

Make a compact copper shotgun, piston valve with regulated co2....... That would be sweet!
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed May 14, 2008 2:04 pm

I say you do the clip fed shotgun, especially since that sticks with the airsoft theme, plus there aren't many clip fed guns on here.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed May 14, 2008 3:42 pm

4. A silenced tennisball gun. With a twist, sawn off double barrel coach style!
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Wed May 14, 2008 11:38 pm

I'm imagining a budget from 60-100 dollars, so hopefully I can make it within that range. (Shotgun) Copper is relatively low cost around here, at HD I can get 10ft of 3/4" for 30 bucks or so. I would probably use threaded steel for the pressure chamber though. I was thinking about using a QEV for the valve, and most likely regulated c02. But the c02+regulation is already over $100... :(. Birthday present perhaps? It is the 8th of June... Hmm. Well, I already asked for a $165 Cowon D2 media player. OMG that thing is awesome. Look it up. But anyways, I am not sure who to ask for a c02 setup. As you may have seen in my other thread, I am spending a lot of cash on fireworks this summer. So yeah, probably around $100 to blow on a gun.

@Megaswordsman: That boltsniper guy looks like he's got some interesting stuff. Although I think I would purchase some bedliner or silicon tool dip to make grips instead of electrical tape, if I were to get into aethetics that much.

@potatoflinger: See, that is the issue. I want a cool airsoft gun like that really badly, but I also want a friggen marble gun to destroy stuff. And the silencer is because I live in the city. (I have a fairly large back yard with trees.)

@Jrrdw: Yet another problem. I could probably not say anything and my mom would think a tennisball gun is harmless. :twisted: So, I have ANOTHER blow to my descision making. See my dilemna here?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu May 15, 2008 4:13 am

@Jrrdw: Yet another problem. I could probably not say anything and my mom would think a tennisball gun is harmless. So, I have ANOTHER blow to my descision making. See my dilemna here?


The deception of/to your mom?
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