Marshmellow Shooters Test

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Project by kiefer posted 12-25-2013 09:19 PM 2552 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the marshmallow shooter.
I changed the trigger mechanism to a simpler setup by not connecting the release pin to the trigger and simply letting the rubber band push down the pin when the band is put in the slot and also the trigger is shaped in such a way that it can drop only to a certain point and the pin cat fall out.
I made four of these shooters and a target setup for Christmas Eve and the Grandkids just had a blast to the point that they threatened me if I didn’t leave the room .LOL
I made sure they all wore safety glasses which I think is a must .
Anyway it was a big success and no injury’s and made the wait for Santa just a bit easier and I escaped without injury and got to live for another day .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 09:23 PM

Way to go Gramps!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 12-25-2013 09:40 PM

Grat idea! Glad you survived the battle Kiefer! Nice way to pass the time waiting for Santa!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 12-25-2013 10:04 PM

Nice job and a great “conversation” starter !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 10:06 PM

A fun day with lots of kids learning how to assault people LOL A toy grandkids are guaranteed to love.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-25-2013 10:12 PM

Those are real cool, Kiefer. Now you need to make a big target where the marshmallows roll back into a pick up area!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-25-2013 10:24 PM

A perfect grandad hunting weapon!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-25-2013 10:57 PM

But can any of them get one in a cup of hot chocolate from across the room?
Great Christmas Eve entertainment but I suspect you’ll be finding those little things until next July.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 12-25-2013 11:18 PM

I think someone just got the title “Best Grandpa in the world”. Great job and Merry Christmas!

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#9 posted 12-26-2013 01:41 AM

Awesome! Get job buddy

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#10 posted 12-26-2013 01:52 AM

Better watch it you have just been put on a government watch list for making assault weapons. lol

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#11 posted 12-26-2013 09:43 AM

Marshmellow Shooters, what a great idea and look like lots of fun for all…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 12-26-2013 01:55 PM

One heck-of-a firing squad… ready…...................aim…...............................FIRE lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-26-2013 02:05 PM

I just have to make some of these. They look like a great entertainment for those guys, and maybe one for myself. Good grandpa.

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

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#14 posted 12-26-2013 02:36 PM

I love your version for the trigger setup.

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#15 posted 12-26-2013 02:59 PM

how about using those little doggie treats, then cleanup would be easy, let the dog do it.

-- Smitty!!!

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