|Project by derrickparks57||posted 06-18-2015 06:05 PM||977 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
My son wanted a rubber band gun and being the kinda guy I am I jumped at the chance to have some creative fun. It is 3 pieces of plywood sandwiched together with the middle piece housing the trigger mechanism. when you pull the trigger the mechanism pivots and pushes the rubber band up off the holder and it fires. Pretty darn accurate too. The placement of the pivot point allows the mechanism to free fall back down for reloading.
I made 5 of these, one for my son and 4 for his friends, woodburned their initials in the grip so they wouldn’t argue over who’s was who’s. Let me tell ya, I didn’t have a bandsaw at the time and cutting out 15 patterns on the scroll saw was not the most joyous thing. But it was a fun project and seeing the smiles on their faces made it all worth while.
-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks