Gattling Gun

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Project by Raymond posted 06-29-2013 02:42 PM 2848 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 06-29-2013 02:49 PM


-- 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 06-29-2013 02:56 PM

How Fun. Great job.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 06-29-2013 03:34 PM

Looks li it could be fun.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 06-29-2013 05:06 PM

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 06-29-2013 05:12 PM

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!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 06-29-2013 06:25 PM

genius !!!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#7 posted 06-29-2013 10:17 PM

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 06-29-2013 10:52 PM

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 06-29-2013 11:59 PM

looks like a lot of fun

-- Keith

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 02:02 AM

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 06-30-2013 02:03 AM

Now that is cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 02:08 AM

Post a video of it in action!

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 02:22 AM

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 06-30-2013 02:48 AM

Love it.

-- Scott in Texas

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 03:42 AM

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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