Spring powered circ saw blade shooter

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, May 1, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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    The Discovery Channel International will send a film team over here on Friday. They love my circular saw blade shooter and asked for an improved version. Sure! I revisited the issue.<br><br>The biggest drawback was the need of a dowel through the middle. This limited the power and penetration. <br><br>So I looked around and found clay pigeon throwers do exactly what I wanted to do! They throw a heavy object (120 grams (1/2 lb) or so) and they give it a spin in orer to stabilize the flight. <br><br>I took the idea and made on of these. Of course I added a stock so the weapon is hand held, and I used a magnet to hold the saw blade in place. I found that I have to throw the blade at an angle, canted to the right, or elde the disk will flip to the left quickly. With the canting, it flies beautifully straight and quite far. <br><br>A strong 60 kg steel spring powers this thing. Quite a kick - and sideways! You have to get used to this, really. <br><br>I can hit a shoe box size target from 10 meters. Not great accuracy, but the best saw blade shooter I have ever fired, for sure!<br><br>This will need some enhancements, basically for looks. <br><br><img src="http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2238/cimg5075.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6093/cimg5077.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/3349/cimg5078b.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6959/cimg5079z.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4409/cimg5080b.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9242/cimg5076w.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/4394/cimg5083.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. Gates1763

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    You are a crazy and brave man for making that. The thrower itself is scary enough and probably could do a goodly amount of damage with out the saw blade being thrown.
     

  3. e_monster55

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    Holy crap, something that awesome and dangerous NEEDS to be documented.
     
  4. pasquale

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    Great Work.<br><br>Can you make a video about this weapon?<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  5. JoergS

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    I will, eventually. But the Discovery Channel wants a premiere.<br><br>I may upload some footage for "invited" people only, though. Will let you know in time.
     
  6. Sonic

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    a zombie decapatator o/ haha awesome !!
     
  7. tokSick

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    That' s so cool <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>If only we could use coiled steel for our slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  9. Earth 2

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    Wow Joerg, more and more devastating slingshots (and shooters)!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  10. zamarion

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    so does this only air in germany or what?
     
  11. JoergS

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    No, this time it is the Discovery Channel International. <br><br>Wikipedia says:<br><br>Discovery<br>Channel reaches 431 million homes in 170 countries. Currently, Discovery<br>Communications offers 29 network brands in 33 languages. In a number of<br>countries, Discovery's channels are available on digital satellite platforms<br>with multiple language soundtracks or subtitles including Spanish, German,<br>Russian, Czech, Hindi, Tamil, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish,<br>Danish, Finnish, Turkish, Greek, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Arabic, Slovene,<br>Indian, Japanese, Korean and Serbian. In Bulgaria, Discovery has since<br>2000&ndash;2001 been displayed with Bulgarian subtitles by all cable providers and<br>since 2010 - with Bulgarian doubling for some of the shows.
     
  12. zamarion

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    great greaat so when will this air <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">? and on what program?
     
  13. JoergS

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    On The Discovery Channel, of course. I don't know when they will air it, but it usually takes a few months until they have done all the post production work. <br><br>For those who can't watch it on TV, they often put the film up on the web.
     
  14. zamarion

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">On The Discovery Channel, of course. I don't know when they will air it, but it usually takes a few months until they have done all the post production work. <br><br>For those who can't watch it on TV, they often put the film up on the web.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>yes but i mean on what show on discovery channel</span>
     
  15. JoergS

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    It is a new science series. I don't know the exact name yet.
     
  16. Wargasm

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    I know they featured the chest mounted spike shooter on the Daily Planet segment, but who knows where they'll feature this weapon. Great work Joerg.
     
  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Maybe I can make a rubber version to shoot frisbees for the dog <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  18. onnod

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    That would be fun
     
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    So, it will be on the Discovery Science channel I think.<br>I will watch it and show it to my parents too. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I like those tiny white flowers on your land.
     
  20. JoergS

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    It will probably air in the fall or in early winter. These guys will have to film all the episodes, then edit them, then translate them into I don't know how many languages. Then they can put it up.