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Project by USCJeff posted 09-20-2011 05:07 AM 3094 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 4 year son is into Nerf Guns. I get ambushed at least once a day it seems. Thanks to his grandparents and other family, he’s acquired many of them. There are few surfaces in my home that don’t have a bullet on it from time to time. The prior arrangement was that he tossed into the floor in the closet in the rare instances he cleans them up.

Anyways, nothing too tricky here. I used (2) pegboards that covered 16 square feet (4X4). I framed them with 3/4” secondary wood to bring it away from the wall which allows the hardware to be attached. The ammo holder is 3/4” plywood with fixed dividers. I’m not much of an artist, but I thought the Nerf stamp turned out OK.

The gun on the images far left is pretty impressive. It is fully automatic (6 “D” batteries) and shoots the 18 dart clips you can see in the ammo storage bin. It shoots about 2 darts a second. It can’t be aimed to a small target, but it can definitely shower an area.

-- Jeff, South Carolina





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sgtq

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 05:34 AM

I think sometimes we like our kids toys more than they do. Nice project.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 06:33 AM

well equipt young man :-)
but if you have any real guns then take extra care to protect him from getting near them
we wuold hate to hear something bad have happened

Dennis

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 07:00 AM

I think he is missing my all time favorite nerf toy as a kid, the Nerf Bow and arrows. When I was about 15 I changed out the nylon string for surgical tubing and BAM those arrows would really launch. It’s Nerf or Nothing!

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#4 posted 09-20-2011 02:23 PM

Good call Dennis. I’ve never felt comfortable with real guns in the house so we’re good for now. Between TV and Video Games, guns are made to be way too “cool and normal” for younger kids. I’m hoping we can keep them understanding reality vs. Hollywood is a big contrast.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 07:51 AM

I have the same problem, (getting ambushed). I like the ammo holder…........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 08:11 PM

Jeff the only thing you can do is raising the children with lot of love
so they feel beloved and never feeling alone since mum and dad is always there
so they know they can come to you nomatter what they have done
or currious about

take care … I hear the next ambush is just around the corner …. :-)
Dennis

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#7 posted 10-05-2011 03:06 AM

Sigh. . . 2 weeks later and guns and ammo still all over the place (other than the armory that is). What can I expect? My parent’s buy my 4 year old a gun with 80 darts that shot about 3 per second. Do the math, 4 year old plus a bucket full of darts always equals chaos. To come clean, I will say about 10-20% of the mess is me returning fire. :)

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#8 posted 10-05-2011 07:26 AM

ha ha :-) a nerf war in a futuristic space zone ….. what can be better
except for using a catapult to send waterballons into the neigbourhoods gardens on a hot sunny day :-)

Dennis

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#9 posted 10-06-2011 08:22 AM

Dennis. . . A water balloon catapult. . . Might just have to add that to the short list. I remember a scout in my church’s troop that I was over at the time brought a commercially made surgical tubing style launcher to camp and we had some fun bombing neighboring camp sites. I’m still not sure why the Ranger frowned on that and made us put it away. Probably the whole “Leave no Trace” theory. Tough to track broken balloons down for cleanup.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#10 posted 10-06-2011 09:45 AM

I hear they are fun too in a open officelandscape too with a size to throw small paperbullets ….. LOL
there is several L J´s who has built the different size and modells of the medieval weapons like the trebuchet

Dennis

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#11 posted 11-21-2011 05:08 AM

Just went to a Renaissance Festival in Charlotte with my family and parents over the weekend. My kids really enjoyed it. Lots of Princess/Fairy for my 6 year old girl and Medieval Weaponry for my 4 year old son. I was amazed at what was being sold and for how much. There were basic painted pine swords and mdf templated shields being sold for $15 bucks each. There were a LOT of kids walking around with them. I couldn’t pay that out of principle as a woodworker. Grandparents bailed my boy out with his chosen weapons. There was also some amazing catapults and trebuchets (spelled?). They weren’t the cheap toy ones. Someone put a lot of time into them.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#12 posted 11-21-2011 02:56 PM

sounds like a fun weekend for you …. :-)
now you have to fill the proppety with medieval weapons
that can fire waterballons …. lol

good luck in the new war ….. :-)

Dennis

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