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Aug 6 / Greg

A Better Rubberband Gun…Type Thing

So the kids found their old rubberband gun in the closet and started shooting each other with it. I couldn’t help looking at it and thinking “I could do better.”

So boring

What…only two shots?!?!

So I started thinking “Hey I’ve seen plenty of guns that use wheels…perhaps I can do the same.” I went as far as to sketch out some stuff and even make a wheel.

How did I not get that caricature job….?

The wheel I made…or is it a sweet ninja star?

While waiting for the wheel to dry I started to think “Why am I making this so complicated…I wonder if I can just make something fast.” So I came up with this.

1 Inch PVC pipe, clothes pins, duct tape and a bit of wire. Oh and rubber bands…duh

I stretched the rubber bands as far as I wanted them to go, then marked on my pipe that point. Right on that line I rolled on some duct tape backwards so the sticky side would be out. I then just stuck my clothes pins on all the way around. I only had nine, but there really is room for ten. I then threaded some wire through the pins and twisted it tight.

Last at the end I put two slits about a 8th of an inch apart. This holds the rubberband on the end.

Now feast your eyes on some additional images 😛

And this would be the video of how it comes together and how it works:

As always, thanks guys 🙂


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  1. Tim Payne / Aug 7 2012

    Are you “in between” jobs ? 🙂 🙂

  2. Greg / Aug 7 2012


    I’m always in the middle of something. Having said that I will ALWAYS have time to play with my kids 🙂

  3. Justin M / Aug 7 2012

    That and apparently Yogurt land……

  4. Greg / Aug 7 2012


    Yogurt land is the new Jello, always room.

  5. Andrei / Aug 7 2012


    PS. keep writing on the blog. I found a lot of useful informations… since 2 hours i`m reading it !

    Now i need sleep 🙂

    Cheers !

  6. Greg / Aug 8 2012


    Will do 😉

  7. Justin Wilson / Aug 8 2012

    You will shoot your eye out

  8. Greg / Aug 8 2012


    Nah, I always practice proper safety…I close my eyes and scream at the top of my lungs while shooting.

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