All parts should be easily found around the home or office. The Ronson lighters came from a local pharmacy. The candlelighter came from a dollar store. Parts
This could be 3/4" stock, 1" stock, Exotic hardwoods...anything you want. For office
expediency a flat ruler could be employed or better, one of the square cross-section yard
sticks. I'm using 3/4" here. It would be great to combine this: Wooden Luger
with the project...mayabe in the future.
2. Lighter to be used as trigger and fuel control
- I used the illustrated Ronson lighter. Almost any would work. Make sure it is refillable.
You will be refilling it. Trust me. Choose one and get several of the same type -- they all
have little differences. Once you've used one type it will be easier in future devices.
3. Film Canisters.
- These are easily available and will be used as the combustion chamber and for
changing barrels for firing a variety of ammunition. Agian, you may want several. I have
not tried the translucent Fuji variety or the oval advantix ones.
4. Fender washer.
- Dimentions are not critical. You could use any round rigid flat piece of material.
This will support the back of the lid as it attaches to the body of the device.
I've used plastic scrap before. You want a rigid plataform that adheres well to the lid
and the device body.
- shown are a standard Bic pen and a black tube - this is the spindle from a CD spindle
pack. Other options are chapstik tube, pen barrels of other dimentions; basically any
straight piece of tube of a diameter that matches the ammo you want.
6. Candle lighter.
- From the dollar store. Bascially we are harvesting the wire and the gas tube from this.
I also use the piezo striker as it has the wire already soldered neatly to one of the leads.
- Used to convey spark from piezo into chamber. Not needed if using wire from
1. Saw - cutting wood to proper angles / lengths
2. Dremel or other carving tool for channeling the wood to accept the lighter
3. Drill or method of making long thin holes for gastube and wires
4. Soldering iron - for attaching / tinning wires
5. Hot melt glue gun - could use another adhesive if desired
That's it. Move on for the good stuff.