|Project by MarineGator||posted 08-14-2012 09:59 PM||6321 views||23 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this for my nephew for his 6th birthday after I saw the shooter made by DMcKay here (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/45632).
Made last minute from some cheap pine lying around. The walnut Monogram (for Matthew) with lightning bolts came about for a reason. The ‘barrel’ of the gun fit snugly into the dado of the crossbar/stand. That was BEFORE I sanded the whole thing. To ensure that it stayed together I screwed it together through the front. I couldn’t leave an exposed screw, so I carved the design into a piece of walnut to cover it up. The paint job is inspired by every boys’ favorite colors.
Disclaimer: This thing fired the ball hard as hell. I had to convince his mother and my wife that he wouldn’t shoot his brother or the dog. It shocked me how much force it generated. Guess I should’ve used smaller rubberbands.
-- If you ain't a Gator, you must be Gator bait.