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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:26 am

i was thinking the other night on how i cant get my mind of rebuilding another pistion i made and it too small so ya went on about that for an hour but any ways
who is hooked on spudguns..?

what got you hooked?
what made you build your first gun??
who helped you how did it turn out???
anything like that

are you hooked on building spudguns or can you stop when ever you want??
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:59 am

i first got the idea from mythbusters steam cannon episode
get me thinking they us pneumatic canons lots but haven't seen a piston valve from them they so could make a f@ken mad gun youtube and of course the friendly people on spudfiles helped
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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:20 am

i actually have been building spudguns since i was 11(about 5 years) so yeah i guess you could say i'm hooked. I started out building little self-bows.
one day i was looking on youtube and saw a trebuchet and then i built me a few of those. and then one day i was once again searching youtube and happen to type in golf ball launcher which was what my next trebuchet was going to be and i just happened to see a spudgun, its not hard to guess but i dropped my trebuchet hobby pretty fast. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: spudkilla224 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:20 am

Well there was a time were I loved building new cannons, but the money issue got me caught after building a few big cannons. Now I can just say I'll try to incorporate a couple of smaller cannon designs into 1 complex one. So I don't build alot of different spudguns. :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:42 am

I'm certainly capable of quitting making cannons. I just have no real reason to want to.

I probably couldn't quit designing them though...

Aside: Can you please stop using txt abbreviations like "ur"? It's bad netiquette, against forum guidelines and doesn't do you any favours in how your intelligence is perceived.
This isn't text messaging, you're not charged extra for too many letters.

On that note, some capital letters wouldn't go amiss either.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:47 am

I'm certainly capable of quitting.... I just have no real reason to want to.
If that doesn't sound like an addict, I don't know what does :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:18 am

yeah, rags in denial the next stage should be anger so watch out!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:22 am

An addict is someone who would struggle to quit even if they wanted to - becoming physiologically or psychologically dependent on the addiction.

How exactly does that line up to "I could quit, but I don't want to"?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:28 am

cannon monkey wrote:are you hooked on building spudguns or can you stop when ever u want


I have tried to indulge in other hobbies but nothing so far has equalled the rush of making something out of relative spare parts capable of such disproportionate power, everything else seems effeminate by comparison.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:30 am

How exactly does that line up to "I could quit, but I don't want to"?
lol you still don't get it?

Can you please stop using txt abbreviations like "ur"?
dude, what's ur problem ?
(sorry... I couldn't resist)

nothing so far has equalled the rush of making something out of relative spare parts capable of such disproportionate power, everything else seems effeminate by comparison
I completely agree with that... I bought an air gun but I don't use it very often... it seems so weak in comparison

but I have to admit that I had most fun with the most basic spudguns... i suppose it has something to do with growing up becasue I don't really have as much free time as I had at school
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:58 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:I completely agree with that... I bought an air gun but I don't use it very often... it seems so weak in comparison


It's not just the power, it's the fact that you bought it. Anyone can do that. Rolling your own is something else ;)
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:49 am

I was first introduced to the idea of spudguns several years ago. About 5 years ago, long after I was introduced, I built my first gun. It was a pill bottle combustion and I still have it somewhere in my room. I rescued a potato from being cooked with Thanksgiving dinner and proceeded to shoot little pellets at everything.

After that, I stepped it up to pneumatics. I built 3 diaphragm coaxials. I consider those the foundation of all my projects since. More recently I've built burst disk guns, dart guns, golf ball guns, tennis ball guns, and currently I'm working on a semi auto nerf gun. I've probably only posted a third of what I made. I attribute that to the fact that most of my projects are dismantled and used for parts on the next project within a couple months time.

I try in vain to get out of building spudguns because I burn through money like you wouldn't believe. I might focus on r/c planes or other stuff for a while, but no more than 6 months goes by and I come back to spudguns. There's nothing like the satisfaction of making something with your own hands and then watching it blow things apart.

Yes, I am hooked.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:52 am

PVC Arsenal 17 wrote:I might focus on r/c planes or other stuff for a while, but no more than 6 months goes by and I come back to spudguns


... and when you do, plenty of airborne targets available :D
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:20 pm

wow in just a few hours i got all these replys thanks guys this is one of the funny(est) threads i seen other than ( you might be a spudgunner if ...... that thread i sat down one morroning and read every post
well let me add to this since i did ask the question

i first saw them on mythbusters
build my first one no clue was i was doing axe in a bottle just shoting flames few inchs until i tried put somthing infront of it didnt work out good so i went online googles air gun ran across this site few times didnt think much about it until i signed up got my ideas for a sprinkler valve gun then a full metal piston
am i hooked.... for now i have to say yes : :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:22 pm

Spudgunning offers the opportunity to discover and work with many aspects of the chemical and physical sciences as well as to design, construct and manipulate many different material types. One will also necessarily have to become familiar with hand and power tools and building methods in the pursuit. Obvious lessons in safety are abundant throughout the building and usage process.

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