A simple match gun from a clothespin.
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Step 1: What You Need
This small guide will show you how to make the simplest and most elegant clothespin match gun ever!
What you need:
2: Rubber band
Step 2: The First Cut
Cut away a small part. I like to just cut a small notch on each side and then break and trim with a knife.
Step 3: The Second and Last Cut
The rounded cut originally for the spring must be "squared."
Step 4: Assembly
Mount the spring as first image show. Sorry about the focus.
Then attach the other part with the rubber band.
Step 5: Loading and Safety
You load by lifting the top, small part over the spring and push it forward until the spring is caught in the notch. Then just press the top part backwards and the gun is ready when a match is mounted.
Remember to wear protective eyewear just like the contributor!