A gun made of wood ... How many words of childhood memories are in this combination ... Memories of how very young boys and girls were chasing each other, imagining themselves to be robbers and those who catch them. The robbers "shoot" from the simplest toys from a simple piece of wood, it is they who become the first pistols, the first toy weapons made with their own hands. This article will discuss how to make a gun out of wood.
Making weapons is not only a dream of children
If in childhood you just took a piece of wood that was suitable in shape, then now you can use special tools and make a toy that is practically no different from real weapons. If you execute the gun correctly, then he can even shoot. Homemade wood pistols can please not only the boys, but also their fathers.
For the manufacture of "weapons" you will need: a wooden block, a piece of a rubber bicycle chamber, a drill with a drill no more than 6 mm, a well-sharpened knife, a saw, a file, an emery cloth, a knitting needle or a nail of the same length. To understand how to make a gun out of wood, you should know that the design of this product is divided into three elements: solid sticks and the barrel, pistons and rubber bands.
First of all, you will need to make the barrel and handle of the gun. They need to be cut out of a wooden bar. The bar must be at least 2 cm thick. You can choose any shape.
The main thing is that you like it and be comfortable. Do not throw out the remains of the bar, they will still be useful to you.
We continue to answer the question of how to make a gun out of wood. In the finished barrel with a drill, make a hole for the entire length. Sand the hole made with the most careful sandpaper. To do this, you need to roll the paper into a tube and put it on a suitable stick, both a long nail and a knitting needle will do. From the remaining piece of wood you need to make a piston. It looks like a long wooden stick, slightly smaller than 6 mm in diameter. There should be a slight thickening on one part of the piston. This end will be called the sear. The piston itself must be the entire length of the barrel and freely enter and exit it. To thicken you need to attach an elastic band. It or tape must be cut from a piece of the bicycle chamber. Instead of a wooden rod, you can take just a long nail. His hat will serve as a sear. The nail itself needs to be cut along the length of the barrel, and the place of the cut should be well sanded with a file to finally blunt it.
The finished piston is placed in the barrel of the gun, at the same time it is necessary to pull the rubber on the handle of the weapon. The sear must be adjusted so that when you pull it back, the trigger is raised. You should also make sure that it can catch on the protrusion on the handle of the gun. At the same time, the piston will be firmly fixed in the cocked state. DIY wood gun ready.
We make a training volley
You need to shoot from this design in this way: the gun is taken in the hand, the thumb of the hand while pushing the sear upward, it slides and moves the piston along the barrel. If you do not know how to make a gun out of wood, then this article should help you achieve an excellent result.