end product you create is yours, and has no legal ties to me. Please be careful.**
I'm a starving tinkerer with a lot of ideas, and would like to share
some of them with this VERY impressive community. Please be kind,
this is my first instructable!!
My intention is to show you the basic components of this device
to create your own unique version of it.
I originally built the first version of this simply to have a squirt gun
mounted on the palm of my hand. It was powered by a c02 paintball
tank and had a serious amount of power, but was very awkward to use.
This new "base" version is a stand alone unit mounted on the forearm,
and can be operated with one hand. (after activating the safety)
I plan to create a few related instructables showing possible add-ons for
this device, including auxiliary tanks that can either be worn on the bicep,
or on the back.
There are an infinite amount of possibilities available for this device. I've
included an example of such an upgrade here; my flame gauntlet upgrade.
(This particular modification is not for destructive purposes, I was looking
for work as a prop creation artist a the time and wanted to create a dramatic working
prop for my job portfolio)
Step 1: TOOLS NEEDED
Heavy Gloves (protects the most important tools, YOUR HANDS. Working with power tools
and metal really puts your hands at risk, trust me, you'll regret not wearing them.)
Power Drill (Make sure you have a drill bit that can make a hole big enough for
your machine screws, and is strong enough to drill through aluminum)
Plumber's Tape (also called teflon tape, it is white and can be found in the plumbing aisle)
Crescent Wrench (having two is always a good idea, it makes tightening much more effective)
Pliers (Helps with tightening, and bending aluminum)
Shears or Scissors (To cut the quick ties, and the inner lining material for the gauntlet. If you choose to use kevlar, you will need VERY sharp scissors or shears.)
Sharpie marker (to make marks and leave yourself directions)
Conduit Bender (For bending aluminum flat bar. Not essential, but it's very tough work without it.)
Duct Tape (helps when you don't have an extra set of hands, or want to reinforce something)
Quick Ties (Easily and quickly holds components in place, you can also use Pipe Clamps.
I decided to use both to add extra strength and that heavy industrial look)