1-2 part epoxy
1-1/2" X 14" PVC Pipe
1-1/2 PVC Coupler
1-3/4" Thread to 1/2 PVC Coupler
1-1 1/2" X 1/2" Thread Cap
1-2" X 1 1/2" Tee-Wye Fitting
1-2" ABS Clean-out Adapter
Note: Use Only Schedule 40 PVC fittings.
I was able to pick up all the items that I needed from the local hardware store cost was about $25.00. Pretty easy build, most could make it. Most any propellent will work good. I use a plastic adhesion promoter, witch works awesome. LINK: AERO-MAX AM865
My dad taught me how to do this when I was just in high school. It is a fun project, but be careful. Simple to make I just cut a spoke out from the rim. Flip the nipple around. Add a little tape as a handle an bam its done. I use a little bit of powder from a match and number 7 lead shot press it in the barrel and then set it over a flame.
This is one of my more complicated projects, you have to have access to metal working tools. You can buy throwing blades online. You can also make a cutout out of cardboard then take it to a blacksmith and have them cut it out for you then it is just a matter grinding it nice. The Steel should be about a 1/4 inch thick.
The exploding target is one that you can find online. Look for 22 sensitive targets.
The wood throwing block is made out of leftover construction materials, mainly a cut glue-lam. you could make one out of 2X4 or 2X6 construction leftovers, maybe I will do a how-to on that one day.
This is one of my favorite inventions. It takes styrofoam that would otherwise end up in the landfill and it recycles it. It is a heater coil from a incubator fro a university bid sale. I suppose that a heater coil out of a clothes dryer would work also and I just used the dial from the incubator as well. It puts out some smoke but not anymore than that of a machine making sandwitch bags at a poly factory. I know that because I used to work at one such factory.
This is my first video on youtube and it has received a lot of views and a lot of questions. Because of all the interest that I have had. I will be posting a set of new and improved videos, to help those of you that would like to build one. So look for that in the next month or so. I will be doing two videos one on just the bow and one on mounting the accessories. And yes it was a 60 lbs bow when I made it. I had it tested at a local bow shop. I do still have it and it still shoots good, but has lost some of its draw weight with age. Also I am no bow expert, I do like them and I love to build things. So stop giving me a hard time.