Tired of getting shot with a cheap plastic bb gun that hurts like hell and breaks after 5 shots?
Do you want to shoot your colleagues/friends without having to worry about the danger off hurting them? Do you want to have a gun that will never break and requires extremely little maintenance?
Well then congratulations this instructable is perfect for you. Because today you will learn how to make a ping pong ball gun out of wood!
Allright so as I told you I will show you how to make a ping pong ball gun. I made this gun for classroom- and office-wars but as these guns will last a long while I can imagine that if I get kids even they can still enjoy these great toys :) I must say that I have had alot of fun with this gun and alot of people have already asked me to build them one to. I figure it's mostly because they are tired of getting shot with no means of returning fire but alot of people also admire the simplicity of the gun but at the same time the enormous amounts of fun you can have with it.
As you can hear I'm pretty proud about this gun. It has many advantages to it and almost no disadvantages. It's a great father son project or if your kids are to young to help just to make something fun and cheap for them to play with. It's also the perfect weapon for any office- or classroom-war. As the name of the gun says it's a gun that shoots ping pong balls. So you really don't have to worry about any danger as a ping pong ball has never hurt anyone. So it's alot safer then a bb gun and is also alot sturdier. Where bb guns are mostly made from little plastic pieces which break easily and render the gun useless my gun is made from a solid piece of wood and all parts are found around the house making it easy to replace something in the (very) unlikely event something should get broken.
It's therefore my believe that this is the perfect gun for any child, teenager or adult who wants to have some harmless fun in the classroom, office or backyard.
This instructable is entered in the "DadCanDo Family Fun" contest so when the time comes for voting and you find this ible to be a winner please vote for me :)
If this instructable was of interest to you it may also interest you that I made a second ible about how to make a clothespin luger rubberband gun. So if you're interested in wooden guns be sure to check that one out to and let me know what you think :)
Step 1: Materials and tools
For this project you will need
- Jigsaw (powertool)
- An adjustable workbench (or something else you can clamp your wood on and easily saw it)
- Wood 10cm / 3.9inch * 13.8 inch cm atleast and 2 cm / 0.8 inch thick (any wood will do, I actually used a pallet my dad brought home to use as firewood.
- a Rectangular piece of wood. 15 cm / 5.9 inch * 2 cm / 0.8 inch and 1 cm / 0.4 inch thick
- two eye-bolts
- 4 nuts that fit on the bolts
- 4 small nails or screws
- A clothespin