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Not great quality because the lines are very light but you probably get the idea.
Right now I'm trying to find a way to make a breech so that when I prime it it opens and closes but nothing effective has come to mind yet. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them. I do intend on building this within at least two weeks but the school year is really picking up right now so no promises.
Suggestions to improve the design would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Those pictures are awful, I'll go over the picture darker and repost them.
Edit: These should be better.
nerfboi: This is not what I was talking about. I have a better one coming. I think it goes without saying that the ranges are efficient but I will measure some today if I get some time. It will easily get over the 100'.
perezinthenet: I used a rounded 1 1/4" cap for the catch part and then I wrapped a 1" coupler in some e-tape and hammered it into the cap. I then did a normal SnapBow washer assembly except a 2" rubber washer and then a 2 1/4" washer.
I actually got a smile on my face reading that post. Thanks a lot. I guess you can call me Santa Clause, just kidding.(unless you really want to). I haven't really looked into RSCB clips until a few days ago so I'll study up on those. I'll try it if I like what I see.
That's...beautiful. *single tear rolls down cheek* It's also one of my back-burner projects, temporarily abandoned due to plunger head issues and a magnificent distraction. Ah, well; it's good to see it executed so nicely. Getting on here and seeing you coming up with new stuff every 2 days is...well...it's just like Christmas.
PS: slap an RSCB clip on there.
It is a SnapBow made from 2" PVC.
The ranges are definitely better then the SnapBow. My sock is on differently then usual. I have a PVC 1/2 to 3/4" bushing with the 1/2" part cut off so it is just the 3/4" male adapter. I filled this with epoxy putty and then screwed it into the gun with 1 " screws. I then put 3/4" female busing on this with the elbow leading to the rest of the stock.
It's similar. It's from Home Depot and is the exact same measurements of the Handyman spring but it is a little stronger. I would wait for the write-up if I were you. It would be complicated to just build it based on my pictures. The write-up will be up tomorrow night or Saturday.
Oh, I can't wait then. Thanks for the measurements. What kind of spring are you using? The Hand man one from Home Depot?
Well then make it. It took me 2 hours of medium effort to make it. It is one of the simplest most effective homemades you will find right now. Definitely a good starting point.
Very nice work! I like it. I would love to make one for myself some day.
Crazy Ivan: It's name is the Cheapatizer.
nerfboi: Wait till you see what I'm working on now.
BustaNinja: I expect to see those soon. I'm curious if they are close to the original design.
Galaxy: It works just like the Minimizer with the reverse plunger pull, it's just more simplified. I'll have a parts list and such when I have more free time.
zadjii: 1. 57', 55' 2", 50' 4", 49" 11". Not bad for such a small gun. I'll try a new spring in it later.
2. As the topic name suggests it is called The Cheapatizer. This is because it is a more cost effective easier to machine gun. (By cost effective I mean tool wise.)
fadinglight4: It is very easy to build, it took me two night of light work. Again I'll have a parts list as soon as I have time and a short write-up this weekend. It will be similar to Bolt loser's write-ups with a picture and description of each piece.
Any suggestions for a non realistic paint job.
And a close up of the barrel nested in the plunger.
I'm pleased with it but I may try to make a smaller one. No ranges yet, it is enough though.
As for the handyman I don't think that it is actually a handyman. Go to the hardware section with all of the handles and things in it and it is in a gray package with some orange on it. I would take a picture but I have thrown all of mine out. Just take a look, it's 4" long and comes with two per package.
Carbon: The trigger catches fine. I mad my nail very short since the slope of the end cap is small. Sometimes it can get caught on the spring but that one in every twenty shots.
1 Thinwall PVC
Ύ Thinwall PVC
Aluminum Tubing (McMaster Part #1658T49)(Could use CPVC)
½ PVC Coupler
½ PVC End Cap x2
3/8 Panhead Screws
Nail with large head
Handyman Spring x2
Drill Bits: 7/64, 1/8, 5/8 Spade Bit
Miter Box and Saw; Miter Saw
This is what you will be working toward:
To start I will break down each part.
The plunger is made up of a 7 piece of aluminum tube attached to a Snaplike plunger head.
Start by cutting the aluminum to 7. Now cut about a Ό off of a ½ end cap. Next drill a 5/8 hole in the end cap. Cut a piece of ½ PVC to about 2 Ύ. Attach an O-ring to it by following this.
Now widen the size of the ½ PVC by sanding it with a Dremel sanding drum. Next slide the aluminum into this. Drill two 7/64 holes into this and anchor it down with the 3/8 screws. Slide the end cap with the hole in it up to this and attach it to the PVC. Drill a 1/8 hole in the back of the aluminum for the key ring later. You can set this aside for now.
The body very simple to make. To start take a piece of 1 Thinwall PVC and cut it to 9 5/16. Now take a ½ coupler and wrap it in electrical tape until it is tight in the PVC. Push this into the PVC until it is flush with the end and drill 4 holes into it from the sides. This is for the screws to hold it in. Now take a ½ end cap and drill a 5/8 hole it the back of it. Now do the same as you did with the ½ coupler but on the other side. Now take the end cap and cut a slot in the bottom:
This is where the screws for the handle will go. You can put this aside for now. Now drill a 1/8 hole for the clothespin trigger 5 from the front of the gun. Drill a 1/8 hole in the top and bottom of the clothespin. Glue the screw into here and then epoxy putty an angle iron to this. You are done with this for now.
To make the handle take a Ύ PVC pipe and cut a 3 ½ segment off of it. Do the same with thinwall. Cut the thinwall in half length wise and glue it both pieces to the Schedule 40 piece. Wrap some electrical tape around this to reinforce it. Now cut the top to about 30 degrees. Put some epoxy putty in here and then sand it to the shape of 1 Ό PVC. This is all you can do with this for now until assembly.
The barrel is just like an average PVC barrel. Cut a piece of ½ PVC to about 6 ½. Now take a piece 9/16 brass and cut it to 6 ½. Wrap the brass in electrical tape at the front and back so that it is snug in the PVC. Glue the brass into the PVC and set the piece aside for now.
To start the assembly attach the handle to the body.
Now slide the plunger into the body.
Next put the front coupler in the body and screw it down. Now put the end cap in the back of the gun so that the slit that you cut in it is around the screw for the handle. Screw it down.
Add the key ring of your choice to the hole you drilled in the aluminum.
You have finished the gun. Make sure that you lube it up with silicone spray. If you have any questions dont hesitate to post any of your questions.
Tah-Dah! I like the unique feel of this in my hand. Just to compare it to my gun, it is much heavier and much more compact. It is a little harder to prime then mine. Mine seems to go a little faster and to be a little more comfortable but they are both very good homemades. I like the idea for this Rork.
It's all about preference. Mine is long and sleek and his is short and compact. I obviously also like mine better because I made it and I'm sure that this applies to Rork also. Also that comment should really be in my topic about my gun not in Rork's topic about his. I appreciate the compliment though.
It's mostly that the first time you make a new kind of homemade it is a lot of sloppy guess work. The second time you make it it is much easier and cleaner. I'm pretty much making it a second time because of the measurements that he has given me. I do appreciate the compliment though, thanks.
Personally I like Foam_Shooters better, it just looks alot cleaner.
Edit: Never mind I misread it. I have it straight now. I would still like to know the spring length though.
I'm pleased with the results. It's reliable and accurate. I was busy with other things today so I'm going to start the write-up tonight and I may possibly finish it but probably not.
NerfBoi: I hope you do try it. I think I'll make a write-up today if I find enough time. I'll edit it in to my first post.
Bomberman: Don't make fun of my mad good drawing skills. Just kidding. I don't have a holster yet but a do have a couple of plans that I am going to go try now.
Echnalaid: I'm deciding whether or not a trigger guard is necessary for it. I'll try one tomorrow and see how I like it. Also it's not quite a Snap because it uses a #18 O-ring inside of 1" thinwall PVC. The only thing that this deprives from a snap is the trigger and catch mech. Every thing else is kind of GNSesque. I agree that the name does not fit.
Llama Boy: Thanks a lot. It's definitely is rewarding to get compliments for hours of work.
Echnalaid: I think I'll go with that name to go along with Rork's SnapBow. After all it is what inspired me to build this. It is similar to a NiteFinder with a Handyman spring in it, difficult but manageable.
Splitlip: The cocking mech is a lot more comfortable than I had expected it to be. I'm pleased with it.
MercenaryXero: I'm using 1" thinwall PVC for the pressure chamber.
I had to change the size to get a reasonable amount of compression from it but it still close to the original design. This is the gun:
The barrel I have on it is 9/16" brass nested in 1/2" PVC.
It can be held comfortably with one hand. No ranges yet since it is pitch black and raining out but I'll try to get some tomorrow. The darts are moving at about the same velocity as a Disk Shot pistol. The spring in it is from home depot. It is about equal to the +Bow spring but it is 4". I have one full one and one half one inside.
I'll answer any questions and I will possibly make a write-up. Also if anyone has a name for it post them.