Caulk Gun as bow frame?

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by rinion, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. rinion

    rinion New Member

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    Has anyone used a caulk gun to make a "cross"bow?
     
  2. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Not that I know of, but it sounds like a good idea to me
     

  3. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    No, but now that you mention it, it sounds like an interesting idea.
     
  4. Cwren10222

    Cwren10222 Member

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work for one, haven't tried a bow yet but have made a few flame thrower type weapons in the past lol
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I have no idea what that is... Anyone willing to fill me in on the topic? :D :eek:

    EDIT: Okay, now I know. Sorry to bother you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  6. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    A caulking gun uses a steel frame and a hand lever actuated mechanism to push a rod down into the tube of caulking, forcing it out the tip.

    Not sure why he thinks that would make a good frame for a bow? Or even a slingbow.

    Except that it is designed to work under pressure. And if you gutted the mechanism, you could put an arrow where the center rod was.

    The far end of the caulking gun probably would be conducive to mounting a whisker biscuit or similar arrow rest.
     
  7. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Take the centre rod out and it looks a bit like the frame of Joergs little desktop cannon, I'm sure it could work with a bit of fiddling.

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  8. rinion

    rinion New Member

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    @Ghosth

    You are spot on. Also a gun-shaped weapon is natural in our modern age.
    The ridged frame, and obvious whisker biscuit placement

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