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    Cool New wood

    I've had the notion to build a new gun for a while, I finally came across a blank so against my better judgement I gave it a go.

    I started out knowing I wanted a rear handle gun to sling a 50inch shaft, so I had the measurements figured out right away. I enlisted a not be mentioned professional gun builder that doesn't have enough time to finish his own guns let me borrow his tools and supervised so I didn't lose any fingers.

    I can tell you for sure I did not turn out the artwork alot of the real gun builders on this site do but I think it will kill a fish or 2 and hopefully soon.

    I chose not to pour a track as I dont think it is neccesary and didnt screw up the first run so didn't have to. I did epoxy coat the inside and lip of the track then sanded the gun to 320 grit and oiled the rest of the gun. I built it a little wider and shorter than most guns as in theory it should swing a little better but we'll see. I didn't cut the front for a band slot and will tie them in as needed unless it's to much of a pain.

    Got the rest of the pieces from Ken Jones of Deathstick Spearguns and should kill a few fish with it tomor providing it doesn't hit the ground before I can see it.

    Thanks for the help guys I'm pretty happy bout how it turned out. Dont worry Ken I wont steal any time and ideas from you while trying to profit behind your back. Thanks alot
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    Hmmmmmm ... who could that masked man be

    Looks good Jerry, it will be lethal in your hands
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    Looks good Jerry, band holes up tight agaisnt the spear area, small barrel = easy moving through water. Dont need a whole lot else. Looks like it should work out good.
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    Nice work! Im sure that will have the fish running scared.
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    That's awesome Jerry, congrats. I'm slowly acquiring the tools so I too can have the experience of building at least one gun (ok, probably two as my little man will need one ).

    Question for some of the more experienced builders, what's the difference in having dedicated band holes verses one large area for mulitple bands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSEARCH View Post
    Question for some of the more experienced builders, what's the difference in having dedicated band holes verses one large area for mulitple bands?
    I wondered the same thing I think it's a look thing if you dont like the seperate holes you can always change to a bigger hole.

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    Nice gun Jerry!
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    Turned out real nice, Jerry, kill anything with it yet? Profesional gun builder? lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepdestroyer View Post
    Turned out real nice, Jerry, kill anything with it yet? Profesional gun builder? lmao
    lol, well I have loose standards I guess it turned out great, soon rides keep flaking out. Thanks dude lets due another one soon I saw a design at kens I might have to build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSEARCH View Post

    Question for some of the more experienced builders, what's the difference in having dedicated band holes verses one large area for mulitple bands?
    With Dedicated band holes you put less stress on one point like you do with a large slot with multipule bands.

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    So I guess the bands will always stay on the gun, and you'll just tie new ones in place as needed? so no bands stuck in the fridge right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandwheels View Post
    So I guess the bands will always stay on the gun, and you'll just tie new ones in place as needed? so no bands stuck in the fridge right?



    Yea I'll just tie a new bad in when needed unless its a pain then I cut a slot if I have to. Shouldn't be a big deal either way.

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    Very nice looking gun!

    With respect to swapping out bands in a flash, we offer wishbone adapters which would allow you to simply insert the dynema through the one adapter and tie a knot.

    You would also probably have to smooth out the slots in the shaft, (so they don't cut dynema). But having a spare band configured like this could save you some time on the boat.


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    I like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandwheels View Post
    so no bands stuck in the fridge right?


    nothin like rubbers in the fridge. I still get grief about that.

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    Nice gun Jerry. Seperate band holes should keep the bands from getting tangled or twisted after the gun is fired. Just proactively tie new bands before they rot out and you'll be fine.
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