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Rubber Band Gun Revolver

  • May 16, 2016

fEzZ
fEzZ
fEzZ
fEzZ

My son's friend (age 8) came over to play the other day, and he brought over his rubber band gun that his Dad made him, that was cut out of a piece of wood and had a clothes pin. Later that day when he left, my son asked me to build him one. I said "son, we'll do better than that, go big, or go home"...haha... So I drew up some plans and came up with this. It is an 8 shot revolver, made from pine and purple heart. I used purple heart for the mechanics, being that it is a very hard and strong piece of wood, and that it would hold up to the wear and tear. Also, it's one of my favorite woods, and very nice looking when cleared. Overall the gun came out fantastic, and he loves shooting his paper cups with it. :)

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  • I jealous, I always wanted to make one of those for my boys but never took the time to come up with a plan. Your pictures should help. I also love your use of contrasting woods. Great job!
    By mrpip, on May 26, 2016
    • It took me about 3 times to get it right. The hardest part was getting it to whenever you pull the trigger, it releases the star one click, before the hammer stops the star from spinning anymore. If that makes any sense?...haha... basically, one side releases while the other side catches. If that isn't perfect, the tension from the rubberbands will spin the star to quickly, then releasing all the rubberbands at once. If you decide to make one in the future, make the trigger and star out of scrap, until you get it right,(it'll take a couple tries) then use it as a pattern for the good piece. The star will take the most beating, so use a strong wood....I thank you for your compliments!! :)
      By fEzZ, on May 26, 2016

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Rubber Band Gun Revolver

by fEzZ
May 16, 2016

My son's friend (age 8) came over to play the other day, and he brought over his rubber band gun that his Dad made him, that was cut out of a piece of wood and had a clothes pin. Later that day when he left, my son asked me to build him one. I said "son, we'll do better than that, go big, or go home"...haha... So I drew up some plans and came up with this. It is an 8 shot revolver, made from pine and purple heart. I used purple heart for the mechanics, being that it is a very hard and strong piece of wood, and that it would hold up to the wear and tear. Also, it's one of my favorite woods, and very nice looking when cleared. Overall the gun came out fantastic, and he loves shooting his paper cups with it. :)