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1 6" to 8" piece of 1/2" pvc
1 1/2" pvc
1 strong spring 4" to 5" long that fits in the 1/2" pvc
1 washer that is not smaller than the spring and not bigger than the id of the pvc(for me it was a #8 washer)
1 3" to 4" of coat hanger
Drill a hole about 1/4" higher than the length of your spring completely compressed up the tube.
Hot glue the washer onto one end of the spring.
Hot glue the end of the spring that DOES NOT have the washer hot glued on it to the 1/2" pvc end cap.
See Picture from Step 2
Bend one end of the coat hanger into a loop for the string/fishing line to attach to.
When I assemble it I put the bent coat hanger through the pvc and push the end cap with the spring attached onto the pvc. Then I load the darts.
The darts are six 3/4" stefans.
Here is a video of it
I made this guide because the one posted previously was not very clear and I thought everyone should make some of these. These can be made bigger to make more room for darts as long as you can find a spring proportional to the length/diameter of the tube.
Sorry about the quality of the pics/video the vid was made my messed up digital camera and i had to use my phone to take the still pics because my camera could not take a clean picture.
ps if you want to make them able to stick in the ground, before you glue the spring in the end cap drill 1 to 2 holes to stick nails through the cap and then glue the spring in. also if you have trouble pulling the pin with a tug, before you set the line pull the pin about half way out.
I am thinking about trying to make one more like a snap bow trigger sorta design, but i need some supplies.(Dang hardware store not open at 4:30 in the morning)
for your situation Capten I would suggest that you cut a piece of metal about 1/4" wide and a little longer than the width of your spring and put a bolt and nut through it placed in the spring right under the closed end of the spring and the plunger head.
Also i have been wanting to make a larger scale version and see how it works. So my question to you is how does it?
also when at the dollar store pick up some 15" glitter batons and the center piece of petg is like the perfect material for making rscb clips.
Well copper is not sized the way brass is the od of 1/2" copper is 5/8" while the od of 1/2" brass is 1/2".
It's copper. I know what copper looks like. The measurement is the outside of the pipe.
And the plunger is pretty much perfect now. It leaked at first, then I added the tape, now it's not leaking and it moves pretty smoothly.
here is a pic of copper
here is brass
and yes copper is reddish.
I ask because if you use foam that is good for 9/16" brass or petg and had extra, I would be interested in possibly purchasing some foam and possibly a few lengths of petg.
Also I was wondering if anyone that is planning on going is from the east side of Cleveland and had room in their car or would like to car pool.
Thanks either way! And nice mod I really do like it.
Also I hope you do not mind if I try and recreate this mod.