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Ugly Blowguns

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Ugly Blowguns

Unread postAuthor: sagthegreat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:43 pm

Is there any way to make the ugly metal blowguns look better, like maybe a 3d printed 2 piece shell?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:15 am

Hide it in a cheap airsoft gun body, like this ;)

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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:02 pm

I like making PVC handles personally. Just chop the hook off the blowgun, cut a slot down a short length of pipe, and slide the blowgun in. Hose clamp the top and you're set.
Digging up some years old pictures...
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Unread postAuthor: Dig_Gil » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:50 pm

Blowguns aren't all that ugly! If you can work with wood or plastic you can do anything with it.
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Unread postAuthor: sagthegreat » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:24 pm

Dig_Gil wrote:Blowguns aren't all that ugly! If you can work with wood or plastic you can do anything with it.

I 3d printed a foregrip so I was like might as well try to 3d print a proper blowgun handle
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Re: Ugly Blowguns

Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:17 am

Depending on how accessible things are for you, low temperature melting plastic can be a good material to shape things from.

Often sold as Polymorph it's original name is Polycaprolactone, can be softened with hot water, hot air gun, microwave into a soft treacle like state which sticks viciously to plastics and anything porous but more importantly can be moulded before it cools down again and hardens into something resembling nylon.

e.g: pneumatic-cannon-database/topic19299.html
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Re: Ugly Blowguns

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:50 am



twizi FOUR YEARS AGO wrote:sorry to bring up an old topic but damage pics????

or any updates


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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:14 am

Heh.

I'd like to but I'm not in a great position for covert cannoneering. Wasn't much opportunity when I made it and even less now.

Still have ideas for creative medium cannons but unless I move to the country with a small attached wood it's really not worth it.

Currently in a terrace with another terrace in front of me and a third behind me. In the middle of a very urban area. The boom of compressed air from a barrel isn't something I'd trust any of them to be understanding about.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:29 am

Hotwired wrote:The boom of compressed air from a barrel isn't something I'd trust any of them to be understanding about.


It seems you are aware that this can be avoided ;)
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Re: Ugly Blowguns

Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:46 am

I love wood grips and stocks, mainly making riflestocks. You can dress up blowguns rather nicely.
My safari rifle stock and my pistolgrip rifle stock! :D
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