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Over the summer, one of my friends received her scuba diving certification, so as a birthday present, I built her a suction cup spear gun toy. It was...
I did a bunch of Google searches for "spear gun" to get a feel for the shape I'd be making, and eventually found this template of the handle. I then ...
I cut the dowels to be about 11" each with my miter saw. I tore off the suction cups off some old darts from a spring loaded plastic gun - the holes ...
I traced the template in pencil, and approximated where the trigger hole would go. This is mainly for aesthetic, and also for the index finger to go ...
I (very slowly) cut it out with my jigsaw. That was pretty straight forward. I tried to approximate the curves of the handle, but any mistakes would...
I used 120 grit throughout, both with my sander and by hand on the edges. To make things go by faster, I used my dremel tool with a sanding disk atta...
In order to shoot the darts straight and not have them slip off the top, I needed to add a groove on which the dowels could rest. I marked the groove...
For the trigger to work properly, it has to align the spear and the rubber band, thus the trigger has to somehow hold the end of the spear, or else th...
The two forward clothes pins will act as both rubber band anchors and ammunition holders. I glued them to the body as shown with wood glue, clamped, ...
I used three rubber bands tied together, but it all completely depends on how strong the clothespin spring is. I also added a short length of duct ...
I took the liberty of playing with it for a few days before I had to give it away as a birthday present. So much win.
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