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My new PVC Blowgun!
Dec 30th, 2020 at 8:06am
 
PVC        : British Standard Class 7 uPVC pipe
Bore size : 15mm
Length    : 120cm (slightly shorter than 4 feet)
Darts      : Heat Treated Bike Spoke w/ HDPE Cones

I grew up in this Slinging.Org ever since I was a teen, the members here are extremely friendly and helpful. These hobbies are nostalgic for me, decided to dig them out again! Happen to still remember my login password even after 10 years!

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Re: My new PVC Blowgun!
Reply #1 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 9:47am
 
Welcome back!
And that is really cool!
Is it simply a PVC pipe with a mouth piece attached or did you treat it in some way?
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Reply #2 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 11:09am
 
That's really cool. A good combo of accuracy and power!
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Reply #3 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 4:51pm
 
Ice smashing!  I love it!  That thing definitely packs a bigger punch than I would have expected.

It's funny you mentioned remembering your password.  I'm logged in almost every day.  But a couple days ago I forgot my password.  It's one of those things where my hands know how to type it more-so than my brain actually knows it.  Had to walk away for a few minutes and try a fresh attempt before I got back in.  Cheesy
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Re: My new PVC Blowgun!
Reply #4 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 7:05pm
 
Slyngorm wrote on Dec 30th, 2020 at 9:47am:
Welcome back!
And that is really cool!
Is it simply a PVC pipe with a mouth piece attached or did you treat it in some way?


It's a modified soda bottle top. Learned from Michael Janich' Breath of Death. But mine is improved by bending over the cut edges, forming a rounded end. It's very comfortable!
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Reply #5 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 6:35am
 
That's really cool. I'm not sure if the legality of blowguns in Finland which is one train I've never got around to making one. I would have made one anyway if I had access to somewhere to use it without bring observed but currently I don't  Sad
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Reply #6 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 7:44am
 
Kick wrote on Dec 31st, 2020 at 6:35am:
That's really cool. I'm not sure if the legality of blowguns in Finland which is one train I've never got around to making one. I would have made one anyway if I had access to somewhere to use it without bring observed but currently I don't  Sad


Making blowguns illegal is absurd, it's just a pipe and some nails or skewers. By that logic, any cylindrical tube with smooth inner surface should be banned.
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Re: My new PVC Blowgun!
Reply #7 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 10:36am
 
LKH9 wrote on Dec 31st, 2020 at 7:44am:
Kick wrote on Dec 31st, 2020 at 6:35am:
That's really cool. I'm not sure if the legality of blowguns in Finland which is one train I've never got around to making one. I would have made one anyway if I had access to somewhere to use it without bring observed but currently I don't  Sad


Making blowguns illegal is absurd, it's just a pipe and some nails or skewers. By that logic, any cylindrical tube with smooth inner surface should be banned.


Shh.  Don't tempt Britain.
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Reply #8 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 6:26pm
 
The making process Smiley
https://youtu.be/moq6Pqx5fnE
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Reply #9 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 8:13am
 
The muzzle break makes it look super cool!

How does weight affect the distance you can shoot a projectile?
I am mostly interested in making a blowgun because I want to shoot clay pellets.
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Reply #10 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 9:19pm
 
Slyngorm wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 8:13am:
The muzzle break makes it look super cool!

How does weight affect the distance you can shoot a projectile?
I am mostly interested in making a blowgun because I want to shoot clay pellets.


Heavier darts fly better at long range, my flimsy bamboo skewers flies funnily after 10 metres and too light to penetrate. I use the thicker bamboo for that.

You can even shoot wet toilet paper balls! Just 1 piece enough for 1 pellet. I used that to stun cockcroahes off the ceiling. Or to scare off unwanted tom cats fighting for their territory. Harmless painballs.
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Reply #11 - Jan 14th, 2021 at 1:27am
 
That's a really fantastic tutorial! Thanks!
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Reply #12 - Jan 14th, 2021 at 2:32am
 
Kick wrote on Jan 14th, 2021 at 1:27am:
That's a really fantastic tutorial! Thanks!


Glad it helped! Smiley
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