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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:24 pm

off topic but how many people had a cop at your door asking about ur spudgun ( or cannon ) and what did u tell them
it a science project
and what happened ( fined got off with warning )
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:26 pm

It's not just the power, it's the fact that you bought it. Anyone can do that. Rolling your own is something else
well yeah.. sort of... now that I know how to build a powerful pneumatic using some basic plumbing materials, commercial air guns are no longer as impressive as they were for me in the past

for me it's not about building something myself... it's about improvising (using materials designed for something completely different etc.)
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:28 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:

for me it's not about building something myself... it's about improvising (using materials designed for something completely different etc.)


this reminds me of the guy on tv ( tim tool mad show cant remember the real show name )

hahaha it needs more POWER !!! :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:37 pm

starman wrote:I personally believe it to be the ultimate DIY type hobby.


Aside from all the empirical and practical experience you mentioned, it also panders to our primal instinct for penetration, so I agree completely there :)

Off topic but how many people have had a cop at their door asking about their spudgun?


Never happened to me, and frankly if you build and test your projects responsibly, it should never happen to anyone.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:42 pm

I can safely say that I could easily stop building. It's actually a bit difficult to will myself to do the actual building. It's the designing I'm addicted to.


It's great fun. I started out building pneumatics around two or three years after I first joined spudtech. Then, the designs started flying. Full auto golf ball guns, R/C drones, semi auto rifles, AT guns, it never ends. I've been working on the problem of semi auto and bolt action recently. I built a prototype 25mm rifle, but it had DYSMAL performance. It's set to be re-chambered in .50 cal for use as a nerf sniper rifle. The neat part of that gun is that there is enough space below the bolt to build an integral magazine, a-la Springfeild '03. I'm also planning to buy that new nerf Raider and mod it up like an FG-42. When my Magstrike breaks, I'm going to take the valve assembly out of it, fix it to a CO2 system, build a bolt, and make a new SMG out of it. I've had a bit of a nerf fetish the past couple of days, if you get what I mean. It's nice to not have to work with relatively high pressures to get the projectile moving for once, leaving plenty of power for cyclic action. Now, I just need to find a double action hammer and trigger and a compatible valve.
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:22 pm

I got hooked on spudding after reading an article in Popular Mechanics about Joel and Spudtech.

I visited his site and proceeded to build myself a simple ball-valve pneumatic which I had a ton of fun with. Soon I needed something more and I built a few sprinkler valve and QEV guns until I finally built my own piston valve gun. Then I became pretty busy and took a break for about 8 or so months. I designed plenty of guns in that time but I was so busy that none of them found their way into reality.

However, after lighting off a few air/propane balloons I feel the need to build another gun.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:42 pm

I guess i'm a little hooked. I'll have several month long periods where I don't build or design anything, but I do have ideas floating around in my head that I think about, maybe something to improve on a cannon or maybe a new cannon altogether.

But when i'm back building cannons, I can hardly stop thinking about what to do next.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:13 pm

this reminds me of the guy on tv ( tim tool mad show cant remember the real show name )


The show was called Home Improvement and the character was Tim the tool man.

Totally addicted here! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:02 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:lol you still don't get it?

By definition, an addiction is a psychological or physiological dependency.
I doubt anyone here (at least, anyone sane), is dependent on their spudding hobby. Ergo, it's not an addiction, other than in a loose metaphorical sense.

Yes, I'm attached to the hobby, and strongly so - but that does not mean I'm incapable of functioning without it.

The fact I appear to have recently become the forum's 3rd largest poster is irrelevant.
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:10 pm

Obsessed would be a better description of those of us who are "hooked"...

or Maybe Focused would be even better for those of us who have to have a subject to focus on to keep from going a thousand differant directions...

I can multitask and do lots of differant things as long as I have one primary focus, but without a focuspoint I try to do everything to an obsessive level.... And there just ain't enough time in the day for that...
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:27 pm

jeepkahn wrote:Obsessed would be a better description of those of us who are "hooked"...

or Maybe Focused would be even better for those of us who have to have a subject to focus on to keep from going a thousand differant directions...

I can multitask and do lots of differant things as long as I have one primary focus, but without a focuspoint I try to do everything to an obsessive level.... And there just ain't enough time in the day for that...


i said hooked cause when i made my first i didnt think i be hooked so bad now im hanging from a hook until the day i can find a way to get off the hook :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:41 pm

@Jeepkahn: Agreed, obsessed is a far more valid word than addicted.

@cannon monkey: Lobotomies are known to work for this kind of thing, if you're that desperate.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:57 pm

i am off building for a month or so :D
need save money the designs are comign in soon
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:27 am

a cop cought me and my bro with a combustion didn't give me a fine but ask if he could have a shot.
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Unread postAuthor: FORE!!!! » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:38 am

basically im a plumber and every plumber knows how to make a spud cannon,so one day i decided to embark on my cannon build,when searching the internet for underground info i stumbled across spudfiles.com it was there where i found others like myself trying to build the best cannon imaginable,
but only after signing up did i realise that my golf ball cannon i was making at that moment was all wrong, after reading a couple of posts i was hooked its been about 3 weeks now and i dont think ive stopped thinking about the whole concept of spudding for an hour at a time..
ive now made my first pneumatic which shoots at roughly 458fps i would never of dreamed of making anything like this,especially living in australia,where basically guns are a no.no......unless licenced....

i love spudfiles,and spudgunning
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