- Coping Saw for the curves
- Hacksaw for straight cuts
- 2- small #2 Phillips head screws
- 1- 2 inch long #2 Phillips head screw
- Staple gun and 5/16 staples
Step 1: Plan It Out!
I didn't lunge in and start cutting this thing immediately. Nope, I sat here and sketched it.
I wanted mine to look similar to a duelling pistol or a Revolver. It would be single shot, though.
Decide what you want yours to look like and start sketching.
Step 2: Start Cutting!
Your best bet would be to cut the main straight lines with the Hacksaw. When you reach the curves, use the coping saw.
Step 3: General Assembly
Sorry for not really well documenting this step. I was in a rush to assemble it.
Drill 2 holes in the clothes pin and top of the gun, and put 2 screws in.
Drill one hole in the back of the 2 parts of the gun (if you used multiple parts) and put the longer phillips in there.
Cut a notch in the front of the gun for rubberbands to slip into.
Step 4: Load and Shoot!
To load, pull a rubber band from the notch back to the clothespin.
To shoot, aim at your target and pull down on the back of the clothespin and it should shoot.
Step 5: Customize, Plus Little Hints
I'm currently working on a false cylinder for mine to make it more 'revolver' styled.
Also, something to think about: when lining up multiple pieces, be careful not to cut too much off of one. Otherwise, you might have to improvise on it.
At this time, the only thing I feel I've yet left to do is to color it black with sharpie for the battle.
I would also recommend not using oak if cutting by hand, or using power tools to cut oak.