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Project by Grumpy posted 12-27-2017 11:42 PM 1294 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes it is summer Down Under and with summer come the obligatory flys buzzing around and making a nuisance of themselves.
Not many at the moment but they may just warming up for an assault.
I saw these guns on line and decided they would make good Christmas presents, made 4 of them.
I used scrap masonite, perfect for the job because it is strong and lacks grain.
Here’s a link to the plans I copied.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgba0Qo94Mc

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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#1 posted 12-28-2017 12:01 AM

nice guns buddy
are you mad?it´s winter now…lol

-- bambi

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 12:52 AM

I think your gonna need a bigger gun. Cool idea for those pesty critters… I like it and will consider making one. Let me know if you come up with a long range rifle model.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-28-2017 12:56 AM

grumpy you got an assault rifle version with industrial sized rubber bands-lol.hey I live in socal,that just doesn’t pack enough punch for Californian!cool project.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 12-28-2017 01:47 AM

Yes guys, there are automatic versions around on youtube.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 02:08 AM

That’s one cool shooter Grumpy! I just may make a few of these….Thanks for the video!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-28-2017 03:48 AM

Looks like a fun project, Tony!

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 03:53 AM

Thanks for sharing Grumpy, now we can hunt those blasted blow flies that get as big as birds down here in Victoria. Exaggerating a bit but they are a menace.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 05:49 AM

Nice Gun Grumpy! You could always “Paste” them to the wall with one of these.

NO. I didn’t make one.

Rick

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 05:57 AM

Wow Tony, you must be a crack shot to clock a fly with the weapon; well done

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 12-28-2017 09:39 AM

that looks very cool buddy… well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#11 posted 12-28-2017 02:08 PM

Nice work, Grumpy. I bet you drive the flies crazy so I imagine it’s quite useful in the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 12-28-2017 05:06 PM

Cool project, Grumpy. Looks like a fun way to get rid of flies

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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#13 posted 12-28-2017 08:27 PM

It works, got my first fly today. First shot as well. John Wayne would be impressed.
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Thanks for looking Jocks. We might just reduce the fly population with a few of these.
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I have one of these as well, very effective for wide angle shots as well, hard to miss, LOL.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 12-29-2017 09:02 PM

Neat guns, Tony. I was at a craft show and I bought a rubber band Gatling gun made from plastic. It can be loaded with about 50 rubber bands and shoots them in a few seconds.

cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 12-30-2017 10:51 PM

Thanks Jim. There are plans available to make those auto band guns from wood as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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