Gattling Gun

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Project by Raymond posted 418 days ago 2632 views 24 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the latest project. It a 50 shot rubber band Gatling gun. It’s a rather large project standing over 3 feet tall and about 4 ft long. It’s made from pine and oak. The rotating barrels are ½ dowel. The drive gears are oak. Plans are from Fox Chapel Publishing Gizmos and Gadgets magazine. This was a lot of fun to build. Nothing really difficult to construct. My kids and I have played with it and laughed out butts off. To operate you stretch 50 rubber bands over 50 pins on the front back to matching pins on the rear. There is a trip pin that trips the rubber bands as you crank. It takes about 2 seconds to fire all the rubber bands. I finished it with an oil finish for a more natural look. If you have kids or are a kid at heart I would recommend building this project. Oh sitting on the chair is my dog Penny Rae. Why sit on the floor when you can sit in a recliner.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 418 days ago


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

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#2 posted 418 days ago

How Fun. Great job.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 418 days ago

Looks li it could be fun.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 418 days ago

I’m going to need to see a video of this in action!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 418 days ago

I think this is a project that, secretly maybe, at least 90% of us what to make and use!

VERY cool!

Thanks for the post – I am officially jealous!


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#6 posted 418 days ago

genius !!!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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Dave G

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#7 posted 418 days ago

Elastic vision! Gum gun! Rubber Reign!

(I made one once)

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#8 posted 418 days ago

That’s super fun! I bet your kids just love it

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#9 posted 418 days ago

looks like a lot of fun

-- Keith

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#10 posted 418 days ago

Lock and load dude….lol What a great fun project. I can see my grandson giving my daughter and son-in-law a hard time if I made one of those. Might have to make two and have rubber band wars…:))

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 418 days ago

Now that is cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 418 days ago

Post a video of it in action!

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#13 posted 418 days ago

Looks like fun. Great project!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 418 days ago

Love it.

-- Scott in Texas

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#15 posted 417 days ago

Pretty cool. Some of us never grow up. That’s what keeps us going.

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

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