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Unread postAuthor: daccel » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:40 pm

You and me both :?


You don't do this full time? :wink:

Yes, unfortunately it's hard to market a finished product to diy'ers. Not to mention the liability and potential illegality. But ya gotta dream right :lol:.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:37 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
daccel wrote:And discovered telescopic brass tubing at a hobby shop (I know, but new to me).


Wonderful invention isn't it :D

Man I wish I could find a way to make money at this and do it full time.


You and me both :?


At least as a side job, I have sold 4 launchers, and I will probably begin to sell more as I realize the potential market I have. You can make a decent amount of money off them.
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:56 am

FishBoy wrote:
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
daccel wrote:And discovered telescopic brass tubing at a hobby shop (I know, but new to me).


Wonderful invention isn't it :D

Man I wish I could find a way to make money at this and do it full time.


You and me both :?


At least as a side job, I have sold 4 launchers, and I will probably begin to sell more as I realize the potential market I have. You can make a decent amount of money off them.


I showed my friends the video's and pics of jsr's pengun and they want one... One said he'd give me 8$ for one, which isn't bad seen as the ones I've built so far probably cost me $1 to make (aud). It's a shame the piston doesn't seal properly, but I think I'll crack it today (pengun #5, go me!)
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:56 pm

The planets were aligned or some such drivel, and I was able to punch some holes today. :D

Videos turned out lousy (fuzzy), I won't bother putting them up, but I do have a few pics.

Pressures were gradually increased from 500psi to 1000psi.

No problems were encountered, it went "Boom" every time. :D

I need more slugs now.

Then we go to 2000psi. :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:30 am

inonickname wrote:I showed my friends the video's and pics of jsr's pengun and they want one... One said he'd give me 8$ for one, which isn't bad seen as the ones I've built so far probably cost me $1 to make (aud). It's a shame the piston doesn't seal properly, but I think I'll crack it today (pengun #5, go me!)


As mentioned above, beware legal and liability issues. I've never sold a complete launcher for this specific reason.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:07 am

My god, Gippeto! That will be insane. I think I can speak for all of us, saying that we are psyched for your project!
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:07 am

@ gippetto
I don't think the pics show it's real power... in other words - we want MOAR dammage!!
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:34 pm

No, the pics don't do it justice. :(

Opportunities to go shooting are few and far between at the moment.

The pop can and the board were all I could scrounge at a moments notice.

I've loaded a concrete block in the back of the truck so I'll be ready with a more worthy target for next time. :wink:

Hopefully there will be fewer people (and their cars!) around next time to block my firing range. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:11 am

ITWOST: I added a burst disk lid to my pill bottle mini, and damn it is loud!
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:29 am

I think I'm gonna go fix up my hybrid now. I keep telling myself I'll post it once all the bugs are fixed.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:16 pm

I got a small fridge for free @ a friend's yard sale. :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:32 pm

ITWOST: I've moved from the "Boonies" back to population...My own internet connection soon :)
(I can check out Gippetto's creation soon!!!) :D

Moving here from the country though seems like nothing but cops, Faggots and dumb@sses around the city/suburbs... :( :evil:

I must've gotten a little wild out there...I miss being able to piss where I want or whatever.
More components here ,But no-where to shoot :?

I found dry-ice for 1$ a lb. yesterday woo-hoo!!!
And there's like 10 sporting goods stores nearby with air powered stuff!!!

More soon, just getting over the flu :x

BTW,[joke]=Q: Why are guns better than wives?...
A: Because you can put a silencer on guns!!! :P 8)

EDIT: @ FishBoy, what is "Remember DYI" about??? Hope nothings happened to him(?)
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:11 pm

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Well, its pretty much what it says. Only a few people know what happened to him, and the rest of us have no idea. As you probably know, he was a significant member and made many contributions as well as helping me a lot. In short, the sig means basically what it says, don't forget about him.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:53 pm

Think I might build finally build a hybrid. I've stopped and started so many times but boredom has got the better of me.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:06 pm

I think the whole remember DYI thing is over the top. Its one thing to say that for a person you don't know the real name of, And for a hobby =) Its not like he died....
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