Build A Flash-Bang Gun

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 871 days ago 5895 reads 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The grandkids love coming to the workshop and building all sorts of projects.

One of the most popular projects is a flash-bang gun which captures the imagination of the kids and produces an amazing effect.

In this episode of the American Craftsman Workshop I will show you how to build a flash-bang gun. Then, to show how well they work, I have a backyard shootout with 2 of our grandkids, Olivia and Cole.

Hope you enjoy,

Todd A. Clippinger

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-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 871 days ago

Looks like I have a project to build!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#2 posted 871 days ago

pastorglen – Remember to allow your mind to “be in the moment” for the imagination to have the greatest effect!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 871 days ago

Good one, Todd. But April Fools isn’t until tomorrow.

-- Cole - Rydal, GA

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#4 posted 871 days ago

intheshop – Yeah I know, kind of like opening presents on Christmas Eve isn’t it? I could hardly contain myself to release this thing:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 871 days ago


-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 871 days ago

cool have something to do with the grand kids to do.they always love the shop.and want to do something thanks Todd

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 871 days ago

eddie – The grandkids really have spent a lot of time in the shop. I always have lots of hot glue sticks and scrap blocks of wood ready for them.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 871 days ago

Think the military might be interested? Ammo seems cheap enough.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#9 posted 871 days ago

Lol, nice! My son thought you died. :)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#10 posted 871 days ago

Here I thought it was going to be another dull Saturday night looking at the latest postings on Lumberjocks. Was I ever wrong! Great build and even greater story, and the action video was….well, UNBELIEVABLE! It was entertaining, thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 871 days ago

Todd, could you please do a script for this so I can make some for my grandkids? I have 6. I am hearing impaired and cannot follow the narrative. This looks like a fun thing to do with them! Thanks.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 871 days ago

Todd where do I start….. All creations come from imagination and as you pointed out
who better at imagination then kids. We all use our imagination in woodworking but often times
we don’t even realize it much less enjoy it. We think we are solving problems, but what is really
happening is we are using the power of imagination to bring our projects to life.
I want you to know I must still be a kid at heart because I actually saw and heard the Flash Bang
I hope you were not seriously hurt in the shoot out.

Your new sound and camera equipment seems to be working great in case your still wondering
Thanks for posting

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#13 posted 871 days ago

Todd all the way you had me. And then the ending,it is way up in there with a Clint Eastwood movie. Great stuff!!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#14 posted 871 days ago

best ending ! Very clever. What software do you use to do the special effects?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 871 days ago

what do you mean special effects i i went out and bought all this copper wire.LOL just picking some times my grand kids say they are playing make believe i tell them they are in a nation called imagination they say no just playing.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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