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Project by BoardCop posted 07-24-2014 12:35 AM 1360 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I started making all my spearguns. Well a couple of friends at work that like spear fishing wanted wooden guns. They’re quiet, more accurate, can be powered a little stronger and look better than metal guns to me. It’s easier and more cost effective to make more than one at a time so I made these three. They have lead bored into them ( so they are neutrally buoyant) and covered with wood plugs. I let them power the guns themselves. The handles on these three are laminated with a metal rod in the middle for strength.

Thanks for looking!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!





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Von

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 04:00 AM

These are downright awesome! Not much for this kinda fishin up here in MN, but that doesn’t mean I’d turn down one of these beauties.

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drbyte

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 12:28 PM

Nice looking guns! Does the band go inside the wood? What is the little metal protrusion above the trigger area? Looks readily adaptable to a crossbow design. Nice work. Which one did you keep? How about a pic of one banded/powered and loaded up?

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 12:45 PM

Only problem with those is they are simply too beautiful to take in the water and bang around. They would be hanging on my wall for display!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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BoardCop

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 04:05 PM

Thanks you all! There is another post with one banded and all rigged up. The metal sticking out is the line release. It attaches the spear to the gun. The bands go through the wood at the front of the gun. I kept the mahogany one.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 05:26 PM

This is awsome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BoardCop

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 06:48 PM

Thanks Ivan!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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SkypilotBill

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#7 posted 07-30-2014 02:01 AM

These are beautiful- Just beautiful. I would love to know how to build one. Did you use any pre-made plans or have you just been around enough spear fiasherman to simply know how to build it? I have done a little spear fishing in Florida and loved it. I had the metal one borrowed from a friend. As you said-kinda noisy. Wood is better. If you can suggest any website for plans and accessories I’m in. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill Holwig , Livonia Michigan

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BoardCop

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#8 posted 07-30-2014 02:45 AM

Hi Bill, there is a blog on how to build one. Just type how to in the search bar. I kinda self taught with lots of mistakes along the way. Neptonics is the source I use for the parts. I use west systems epoxy for the entire build including the finish. Laminating the wood makes it much stronger. I router an enclosed track because I think it’s a lot more accurate. You can get the router bit from Neptonics as well. Spearfishing Planet is a good website to look at for advise and I think there’s a blog on that site as well. Anything else just let me know. :)

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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