Blowgun Darts

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mikehunt042084, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Like the build for the blowpipe I will start the dart how-to with a list of materials.<br><br><br><br>Marterials - <br><br>- Index Cards (or light project card)<br>- 3 1/2 inch finishing nails<br>- Wood glue or elmer's glue<br>- Electrical Tape<br>- Scissors<br>- A small stick<br>- Small cup for glue<br>- And your blowpipe
     
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    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Check! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. Just got back from the bank and paying rent, will be pulling out my camera and getting to work here in just a couple minutes. (once my beer gets here, i don't work without one lol)
     
  4. Here is part 1 on the dart how-to. This is the fletching section. I had to split the video in half because I couldn't find my scissors.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gya0IADQfj8&feature=youtu.be" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gya0IADQfj8&feature=youtu.be</a>
     
  5. A couple notes on the video since I don't talk much, you want to keep the glue very light or it will ooze out, cause lumps and take longer to dry.
     
  6. I am still trying to upload the second half of the video, having phone issues. At least I got hard part out of the way. Once I get the second half uploaded I will try to make a dart in real speed and shoot it in the same video. (I can usualy make and fire a dart in under a minute)
     
  7. Another note, you don't have to tape the fletching part in place. you can dip the back part of the nail (And I actually use little 1 1/2 inch nails for the video, I couldn't get my bigger ones from my friend's house) into glue and then set it in place. I use the tape because it makes it easier to remove the fletching, in case they get damaged.
     
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    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice! Thank you very much <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>One problem I have noticed with paperfletching is that it gets wet, and wet paper isnt really that... solid. I tryed to make a cone from folded Duct tape, works really good! <br><br>Anout the Milk jug lids you out on your blowgun, they are supposed to be the quiver, am I right? So, how do you store your darts in it? Is it just holes in the lids where you stick in your dart?
     
  9. I actually recommend the paper cones, if your darts are getting wet you're shooting wrong. (or it is too cold and causing condensation) I shoot each of my index card darts over a hundred times before I have to replace the paper cone. And you are exactly right about my quiver design, I just poke the darts into place and they stay where I need them.
     
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    Oh, that explains a lot! It was about minus 10-15 degrees Celcius yesterday when I shot!
     
  11. If you follow the same technique from my "paper" darts with duct tape they hold up REALLY well. And they are a bit more resistant to the water build up from "wet" firing yer pipe or shooting in the cold.
     
  12. I'm mostly posting this to remind myself to make my "wire" darts. There is a simple technigue to straighten coiled wire many of you probably already know and the rest will find usefull.