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