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Rubberband guns - another father child project, this also for boys...

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Project by mafe posted 05-16-2010 07:32 PM 3478 views 23 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the result of today!
My daughter and I went to the workshop, to make some toys.
I cut out of MDF the shape, drilled holes, cut a pice of round stock, screwed and glued, attached the clothes hanger, and even run a little quick tour with the router, but it could be just sanded.
This project wasfather do the tools, and daughter do the sanding, gluing and so on – the router are too dangerous in fact even for me…
But it’s a nice little quick wood project that can be done quite quick, and give hours of fun after.
Don’t use MDF if you intend to leave them outside in the rain.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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#1 posted 05-16-2010 07:46 PM

Please post them speller, I would love to see them.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 08:14 PM

Proper big boys fun, well done mafe. I especially like the clothes peg arrangement.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 08:19 PM

The first picture- shows the rubberband leaving the dowel! Great photo!

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 08:25 PM

fun little projekt Mads
like it
have you seen some of the vidioclip on you-tube where they have
made rubbermashineguns maybee that woood be a project for you
in the future

Dennis

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#5 posted 05-16-2010 08:50 PM

Yes the first photo shows the shot, and also how close we are, since I asked her to shoot on tree, and we got the shot in the thirth photo (or it can be luck..).

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 09:14 PM

Nice father/daughter project Mads. My oldest grandson who was 12 made a couple last year for himself and his younger brother with me helping him along a little. See the difference 2 years make? I went from expert supervisor to helper in just two years.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 10:35 PM

It’s all fun and games until someone get’s shot in the eye. I know this from experience. But then again, the ten minutes of shooting each other was so worth the pain!

Now that I have plenty of eye protection I can’t wait to make some of these!

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 10:53 PM

Yes, the burnt child, are aware of the fire…
I raise my daughter in this way, even I know it’s not ‘modern’ any more, but since her soul and mine are the same, I know from experience, that learning by doing is what works, and that faliure are a chance to do better, not the end of the world.
But what can I judge – i have used quiet a few of my nine lifes, in care crach, motorcycle accident, 10 meter swim jump accident, run over by car, diving unexperienced exploding my ear wall, and so much more, and lates a operation that failed in my neck! So perhaps I’m just stupid – I say I’m lucky that life bring me so much! And I still love to learn, even when it hurts, and what we learn that way stays as long as we are there.
(But I can say to be honest that the mother of my daughter also said: WHAT A TABLE SAW!!!).
We have a rule that you never shoot at the face of others, never on close distance, and even when the toy are not loaded the rules are the same. We made some rubberband shotguns years ago, and still have them to this day, think I’ll photo them for you all, since these are very popular, even for the kids in the naighbourhood (along with a plastic bird, for target shooting).
Smiles, and lots of love,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 05-16-2010 10:56 PM

For Dennis, I made some years ago a shotgun to fight back the children, it had 4 triggers, so I could fight them even I was alone, it made plenty of smiles, and ofcourse some envy. The children at the end also adopted this gun… And I just goyt a red buttom..

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 05-16-2010 11:38 PM

Just found some old pic’s, to prove the story are a old one, even this small she liked to share time with me when I was working on the house.
DSCF1159
Here I was building a bookcase wall, and she wanted to sit in all the places possible, so I worked slow but with a big smile.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 05-16-2010 11:57 PM

great picture Mads
understandeble why you smile so much
it´s a great picture

Dennis

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#12 posted 05-17-2010 03:11 AM

Looks like your ready for a shoot out

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#13 posted 05-17-2010 03:31 AM

Great rubberband gun. She’ll enjoy it. It is safer than a bow and arrow!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 05-17-2010 05:53 AM

Your statement about what her Mom said made me think. I have a niece who is 14. She loves horses (she has two that she rides and takes care of) and she also has a collection of toy horses that she has collected since she was very small. She saw a toy barn somewhere and asked if I could build her one. I’m a little sneaky and since I don’t have any daughters, I love to have some occasional hang out time with my niece. Anyway, I responded to her that I could help her to build one. She drew some pictures of what she wanted. I helped her to translate the drawings into some rudimentary plans and we commenced to building. Anyway, before too long, I had her using the table say, sander, scroll saw and many hand tools. It took us about 2 weeks working a couple of nights each week. I remember telling her mother (my sister in law) about her using the power tools and although she didn’t say anything, the look on her face was priceless. It was a look of utter fear.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#15 posted 05-17-2010 06:01 AM

We used to make those when I was a kid. We would cut automobile tire inner tubes into strips for the bands. That of course was when inner tubes were made from actual rubber.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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