Custom Speargun

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Project by trasner posted 05-01-2012 09:27 PM 4281 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mid-handle speargun using teak and Padauk laminates. Stainless steel parts including trigger mechanism ordered from Neptonics. It is 48 inches long and nicely ballasted and balanced. Have not tested it yet, but hopefully I can get it out in the ocean next month. Thanks for looking.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 10:19 PM

Very interesting.
(nice build)
How about some video when you try it?

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 10:50 PM

I did spear fishing in the Gulf of Mexico for years and that looks like a great gun.

I had to paint my gun a bright color to make it easier for me to see.
But I really like the look of the wood.

Beautiful looking. Great job.

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 11:42 PM

That’s cool, I can’t say I have ever seen one like this, I think it’s a great build.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 12:54 AM

I would love to make one can you post how to ?I love your

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 04:18 AM

very cool!! like IndianJoe, I would also like more info!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 09:36 AM

Very nice, were going diving after we get off work in the morning. Can I barrow her? LOL great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 11:38 AM

Oh so cool! I’m a scuba/free diver and I have a polespear, and I’d love a speargun but I don’t want to spend the money. How much do you have in this thing in parts?

Yea, how about a little detail in building it, it looks relatively straight forward but there are probably some things that I would do wrong on the first one.

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 01:01 PM

Thanks for comments. It was more challenging then it appears because everything has to fit perfect and there really wasn’t a written out plan for the parts so I had to figure it out as I went. There were some examples on Spearboard. Next gun I make, I will take some pictures during construction. Parts together were about $200 which isn’t too bad considering that a new custom gun usually cost around $600+

-- Todd

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 02:58 PM

That’s some serious tubing on there, does it use all 3 of those to fire the spear? I guess you need a lot of power underwater!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 03:03 PM

Usually I will load two if 10 feet or less. Range is probably 15 feet. Some of those grouper are fat. I will add another picture of the gun loaded with the spear. If a get a chance, I will make a short video firing it in the pool.

-- Todd

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 05:22 PM

How about the buoyancy? You say it is nicely ballasted so I assume its pretty neutral?

I love to spear fish myself. Here in Ark I believe we are the only inland state that allows spearfishing.

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 05:25 PM

Roger, the gun floats with shaft out and sinks with shaft in. Fortunately I did not have to put any lead in the gun.

-- Todd

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 05:26 PM

Great gun, what finish did you use to make it ocean proof ?

Thanks for sharing


-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#14 posted 05-02-2012 05:27 PM

I used a two part epoxy for the finish so it should hold up in the salt water.

-- Todd

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#15 posted 05-03-2012 01:29 PM

I need one of these for the Snakeheads on the Potomac River here in Virginia…..

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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