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How Long Have You Been Spudding?

Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:47 am

How long have you been building,shooting,talking or designing spudgun for?

I started when I was 10,with my uncle he showed it to me one day and I was hooked from there onwards making small combustions out of jars and small lengths of pipe I found.So for 8 long years I have been spudding,I don't think this is some obsession thats going to pass :P

Tell your story and Happy spudding!
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Unread postAuthor: spuzi14 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:13 am

I've also been spudding since I was about 10. I've been fairly inactive with it the past few years though. Now I'm getting back to it andI realize I have forgotten most of what I learned :shock: . Ohh well though, I'm in the process of building a mid-size combustion right now.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:24 am

I think it must be about 2-3 years now, but it has been a very off-and-on hobby. I built a small burst disk gun by accident (I found out I could stick disks of tracing paper between two fittings on my water rocket launcher. I used it as a noisemaker type device for a few days until I discovered attaching a short length of pipe made a crude gun). The mini combustion came next, then there was a period where I was constantly changing and redesigning parts on the mini. Then I made a ballvalve pneumatic with a soda bottle as the chamber (due to my previous experiences with water rockets). That launcher saw a decent bit of use before I just sorta stopped using it. I then made a better, slightly larger mini combustion. After a while I saw the ballvalve gun sitting there but didn't trust the soda bottle after such a long time, so I bought a bit more pipe and made a smaller, stronger chamber. That stayed for quite a while until I was recently thinking about small coaxial pistons. I built one, stealing the filling T section from the ballvalve cannon. Luckily I could just rearrange some parts to get it working again. Most recently, I made my K'nex artillery gun with my mini combustion, and it is stilll assembled.

So, after all that time, my current arsenel consists of a mere three guns: The k'nex artillery/mini spudgun, my inline ballvalve gun minus the T I mounted the fill valve in (valve is now in end cap of chamber), and my small coaxial piston gun with a pen tube for a barrel. It's been good fun :D
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:27 am

almost a year now, but I new about them before that and just never got around to making one. However, I've been making things that launch, fling, fly, explode, etc. since like 3rd grade
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:35 am

Since I joined this forum :P
That was 25 june 2007. One day after my birthday :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: McFear » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:48 am

a few years. maybe 4
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:00 am

I think I have been spudding since I was 14, so almost three years now.
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:02 am

Off an on for a couple years.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:06 am

10 years ever since i was nine i used cans taped together and naphtha to shoot tennis balls
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:09 am

if small guns count i think i made my first gun about 5 years ago..

internet videos inspired me
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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:13 am

around a year/ year and a half
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:52 am

"Modern era" spudding for me, in 1994, 14 years ago...a word of mouth PVC combustion.

"Original sin" spudding was back in 1971 (37 years ago) with a tin-can/lighter fluid cannon like this.
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:29 am

about 6 years
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:39 am

couple of days before my join date..
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:26 am

Hmm... let me think. Probably around a year now, since I lurked for a while before I actually joined.

Its been great fun and I don't plan to quit anytime soon. :D
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