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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:50 pm
Author: BigGrib
I have 4 guns right now and you can just see the $ ammount increase with each gun to the point now where my latest cost just over $100 even though it is pretty advanced. but like marco said prior planning prevents piss poor performance or whatever. plan the thing out and constantly look at what you could be doing better. i dont know what else to say

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:03 am
Author: rna_duelers
I "quit" spudgunning a while back,It lasted maybe 3 months if that. . .Then it was straight back to shooting when grape season came in(got a few vines and they are great ammo before they are fully ripe).

Anybet you won't be quiting for ever :wink: Give it a few months and you'll realise how good it is.

There is nothing wrong with being able to suddenly cut all your ties off to a girlfriend,friends,family or foe and leave everything behind.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:39 pm
Author: Ragnarok
I'll admit to having wrecked a few things while not paying attention, including a finger, thumb, and a palm. However, unlike launcher parts, they repair themselves (in no small part due to my mutant healing abilities of course)

Other than body parts, I've turned a few things into junk by accident:
- I was bending some steel rod into a hand grip, but I hadn't heated it sufficiently, so it snapped off.
- I miscalculated a distance, and drilled holes in the wrong size, wrecking a component I'd already spent three hours on.

Other than a handful of (mostly) isolated incidences, I've usually come off lucky when building.

_Fnord wrote:A few other people posted their SpeedTest results from colleges and such, so I figured I'd have to show them T1-line kids up with my super fast 26.4k modem.

Well, just for you, the result from my university:
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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:11 pm
Author: BigGrib
rna_duelers wrote:I "quit" spudgunning a while back,It lasted maybe 3 months if that. . .Then it was straight back to shooting when grape season came in(got a few vines and they are great ammo before they are fully ripe).

Anybet you won't be quiting for ever :wink: Give it a few months and you'll realise how good it is.


Ok I do admit that i have taken breaks from time to time but I will agree if you give it a few months you'll jump right back into what you were doing especially if you left a project in the middle of it.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:17 pm
Author: Novacastrian
My rents often think about when i'll grow up and stop making guns, i'm 27 with two young boys and i'll be out there helping them make thier first spuddies with any luck :P

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:18 pm
Author: MisterSteve124
That is almost the whole point. Building something is like a huge puzzle you have to overcome things to get there. I have plenty of projects sitting around that I haven't finished and I started them a year ago. I have a propane injected gun with 120 bucks into it that I haven't felt like working on. I just moved away from potato guns and moved onto building other things. But like I said it happens all the time and it is what makes me like doing it. You have to figure out a solution and do all these things to get it to work. Personally I like building potato guns way better than shooting them. I don't even shoot them that much.

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:37 am
Author: mopherman
I threw a small bore piston cannon accross my basment. needless to say, it was destroyed and that kinda sucked. :?

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:54 pm
Author: bob-a-lu
yep i do. my barrell on my first pnuematic rifle blew off and i pounded the $h1t out of it with a shovel! :lol: :) :D

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:29 pm
Author: DYI
My burst disk cannon has had me frustrated for more than a month now. With some luck I'll get it running, but some bits still have me stumped. If it doesn't work I'll throw together a piston valve and just attach that to it. I've poured too much money into it already, and I'm looking to move on to handheld designs. The only reason that I haven't given up already is the nagging thought of the $500+ that it has consumed.

I've violently destroyed other things that wouldn't work, and there are few things more gratifying than taking a piece of sh*t computer that's given you nothing but trouble and shooting a 2" diameter hole through it.

The great thing about my guns is that with the pressures I use, if one blows, I won't have the chance to get pissed off and destroy it, I won't even be conscious.

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:09 pm
Author: mopherman
DYI wrote:The great thing about my guns is that with the pressures I use, if one blows, I won't have the chance to get pissed off and destroy it, I won't even be conscious.


or alive :? .

I would love to see a large-bore 500 psi piston valve. It would probably be a spudfiles first.

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:30 pm
Author: POLAND_SPUD
At first I was quite frustrated with using steel and brass threaded fittings because of leaks... but with some teflon and o-rings I managed to overcome this problem. After building my own compressor from a refrigator I can easily get pressures up to 300 psi - it's much better than 12V car tire compressor I used first.
I would have spend less time and money if I knew what to do from the very beginning - I think this site can make next generations of spud-enthusiasts less frustrated and safer :wink:

BTW. using threaded steel fittings and pipes has one major advantage - u can recycle your parts for next guns and you won't damage them by dropping them on the floor or something

Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:09 pm
Author: DYI
I would love to see a large-bore 500 psi piston valve. It would probably be a spudfiles first.


I believe that a 1.5" porting 500 psi burst disk valve will be a spudfiles first as well. I'm also starting a 500 psi 1.5" porting piston valve for my HPHH in a few days, to replace the leaky, useless ball valve.

I might do a high pressure (1000+ psi) 2 " porting piston valve, but it would be uber expensive.

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:42 am
Author: wangpushups
Yeah dude i just wasted $70 cause i messed up on everything so i just started over and built a new one. But yeah im really getting sick of trying to make things perfect on it. Its ruining and taking over my life.

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:55 am
Author: iknowmy3tables
I'd have to say never I'm too stubborn to go buy new parts I try to save it even if it risk my health eventually I may get tired out an move on but usually there is always something getto about every single one of my guns were I messed up but didn't give up

heres an example when I was putting together the chamber and cracked it and since I only had one tee and the parts were already glued I resorted to ghettoness
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IT STILL WORKS :lol:

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:35 am
Author: psycix
iknowmy3tables wrote:I'd have to say never I'm too stubborn to go buy new parts I try to save it even if it risk my health eventually I may get tired out an move on but usually there is always something getto about every single one of my guns were I messed up but didn't give up

heres an example when I was putting together the chamber and cracked it and since I only had one tee and the parts were already glued I resorted to ghettoness
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IT STILL WORKS :lol:

Now that made me lol :D

Ive seen bad glueing, but this.....
Have you used a complete can of primer to get this right or something?