|Project by dblply2||posted 12-30-2015 02:14 AM||959 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This was my 5-year-old’s Christmas present this year. He was BEAMING!
Like everything I work on, I ended up going the extra mile (which makes my wife raise her eyebrows most of the time).
Many of you have probably seen the Winchester rubber band gun posted by others previously on LJ. Instead of layered plywood, I wanted to build it out of a single piece of lumber: a 100 year old piece of fir salvaged from an old grainery. I made the barrel out of stainless tubing along with a sight welded on to it. I couldn’t leave off the sheriff’s star which I will hopefully engrave his name on (ran out of time before Christmas!).
He is now the terror of his three sisters and brother. I think I will make more of these for future gifts. (My dad now wants one!)