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2013-07-22 12:35:01 PM
Suckgunis one of Kiss' more obscure tunes.
 
2013-07-22 12:52:04 PM
Probably saved a few small animals from getting skewered.
 
2013-07-22 12:58:44 PM

shanrick: Probably saved a few small animals from getting skewered.


I've actually got experience with this.  When I was a teen, I used to hunt squirrels with a blowgun my father made out of a 6 foot long aluminum tube.  It's quite nice, he still has it.  Mouthpiece and muzzle are both turned out of walnut, and the tube itself is wrapped with cotton string, stained with some Birchwood-Casey gun stock stain, and then covered with some sort of waterproof finish.

I used to make the darts out of nails, and used paper and tape to make the cones for the back.  You hammer the point of the nail flat and hit it with a fine file to sharpen it.

Most effective method I found for hunting was to maneuver so that the squirrel was on the trunk of the tree no more than about head height or a bit higher, and then shoot.  The dart would nail the squirrel to the tree so it couldn't escape, and you could walk right up to it and hit it in the head with a stout piece of wood to kill it.  Then you had to pull out the pliers to get the dart out of the tree trunk.

I wouldn't take a shot at a squirrel on the trunk dead-on if it was higher than I could reach, because I'd never be able to get it.  If it was higher than I could reach, I'd only take side shots, where I wouldn't be literally nailing the squirrel to the tree.  That was a less than optimum approach, though, as I did lose the occasional squirrel that way.

The really nice thing about using a blow gun to hunt small game is that you can do it close to houses and the noise doesn't bother anyone.  Also, it doesn't alert the other game in the area.  One of the disadvantages of a firearm is that once you fire it, everyone and everything within a mile knows you just fired a gun.

But I digress.

Perhaps the biggest common-sense safety rule in operating a blow gun isDON'T FARKING INHALE THROUGH THE FARKIN' TUBE, YOU DUMBASS!
 
2013-07-22 01:11:59 PM
I thought these teacher/student incidents were widespread.  But a 15 year old boy who doesn't know suck from blow is making me rethink this.
 
2013-07-22 01:35:36 PM

dittybopper: shanrick: Probably saved a few small animals from getting skewered.

I've actually got experience with this.  When I was a teen, I used to hunt squirrels with a blowgun my father made out of a 6 foot long aluminum tube.  It's quite nice, he still has it.  Mouthpiece and muzzle are both turned out of walnut, and the tube itself is wrapped with cotton string, stained with some Birchwood-Casey gun stock stain, and then covered with some sort of waterproof finish.

I used to make the darts out of nails, and used paper and tape to make the cones for the back.  You hammer the point of the nail flat and hit it with a fine file to sharpen it.

Most effective method I found for hunting was to maneuver so that the squirrel was on the trunk of the tree no more than about head height or a bit higher, and then shoot.  The dart would nail the squirrel to the tree so it couldn't escape, and you could walk right up to it and hit it in the head with a stout piece of wood to kill it.  Then you had to pull out the pliers to get the dart out of the tree trunk.

I wouldn't take a shot at a squirrel on the trunk dead-on if it was higher than I could reach, because I'd never be able to get it.  If it was higher than I could reach, I'd only take side shots, where I wouldn't be literally nailing the squirrel to the tree.  That was a less than optimum approach, though, as I did lose the occasional squirrel that way.

The really nice thing about using a blow gun to hunt small game is that you can do it close to houses and the noise doesn't bother anyone.  Also, it doesn't alert the other game in the area.  One of the disadvantages of a firearm is that once you fire it, everyone and everything within a mile knows you just fired a gun.

But I digress.

Perhaps the biggest common-sense safety rule in operating a blow gun isDON'T FARKING INHALE THROUGH THE FARKIN' TUBE, YOU DUMBASS!


I never hunted with one, but I made one just to try it out when I was younger. The tube I used was scrap pipe, only about three feet long, so not much power.

For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.

When I used to do electrical work, we would take scrap pieces of copper pipe the plumbers left lying around, and would use them to shoot wire nuts at each other. You could also pull the metal out of a wire nut and then put a nail or screw through it for a more deadly projectile, but we never fired those at each other.
 
2013-07-22 01:45:52 PM

Sid_6.7: For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.


The problem is that you won't get a good seal that way, so you lose velocity, and the darts probably won't fly as true.

I made cones out of paper and tape on the back of the nails, and trimmed them to fit.  Trimming process is easy:  make 'em oversized, then just push it into the bore until it won't go any further without folding the paper.  It'll leave a faint mark on the paper, and that's where you trim it.
 
2013-07-22 02:11:21 PM

dittybopper: Sid_6.7: For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.

The problem is that you won't get a good seal that way, so you lose velocity, and the darts probably won't fly as true.

I made cones out of paper and tape on the back of the nails, and trimmed them to fit.  Trimming process is easy:  make 'em oversized, then just push it into the bore until it won't go any further without folding the paper.  It'll leave a faint mark on the paper, and that's where you trim it.


It was long enough and there was enough of it that it worked out. I'm not saying it worked as well as what you were doing, but you were actually using yours for a practical purpose.

The photo from this article is similar to what I made, but with longer yarn.
 
2013-07-22 02:16:12 PM
To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.
 
2013-07-22 02:16:29 PM
If it was a 15 year old *girl* I'd me more concerned.


/yes, I'll just have a seat......
 
2013-07-22 02:17:04 PM

ChipNASA: If it was a 15 year old *girl* I'd me more concerned.


/yes, I'll just have a seat......


*be*
 
2013-07-22 02:20:10 PM

dittybopper: To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.


I got to play with blowguns, heck just recently at a bachelor party I got to fir an assault rifle. My backwoods area rules.
 
2013-07-22 02:21:00 PM
static.comicvine.com
 
2013-07-22 02:21:51 PM
I'm convinced that hospitals should be mandated to remove the reproductive system of anyone that is admitted for this kind of stupidity.  We as a society need to stop them from breeding one dumb arse at a time
 
2013-07-22 02:22:21 PM

kdawg7736: dittybopper: To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.

I got to play with blowguns, heck just recently at a bachelor party I got to fir an assault rifle. My backwoods area rules.


*fire* Gosh my keyboard sucks today.
 
2013-07-22 02:22:29 PM

dittybopper: shanrick: Probably saved a few small animals from getting skewered.

I've actually got experience with this.  When I was a teen, I used to hunt squirrels with a blowgun my father made out of a 6 foot long aluminum tube.  It's quite nice, he still has it.  Mouthpiece and muzzle are both turned out of walnut, and the tube itself is wrapped with cotton string, stained with some Birchwood-Casey gun stock stain, and then covered with some sort of waterproof finish.

I used to make the darts out of nails, and used paper and tape to make the cones for the back.  You hammer the point of the nail flat and hit it with a fine file to sharpen it.

Most effective method I found for hunting was to maneuver so that the squirrel was on the trunk of the tree no more than about head height or a bit higher, and then shoot.  The dart would nail the squirrel to the tree so it couldn't escape, and you could walk right up to it and hit it in the head with a stout piece of wood to kill it.  Then you had to pull out the pliers to get the dart out of the tree trunk.

I wouldn't take a shot at a squirrel on the trunk dead-on if it was higher than I could reach, because I'd never be able to get it.  If it was higher than I could reach, I'd only take side shots, where I wouldn't be literally nailing the squirrel to the tree.  That was a less than optimum approach, though, as I did lose the occasional squirrel that way.

The really nice thing about using a blow gun to hunt small game is that you can do it close to houses and the noise doesn't bother anyone.  Also, it doesn't alert the other game in the area.  One of the disadvantages of a firearm is that once you fire it, everyone and everything within a mile knows you just fired a gun.

But I digress.

Perhaps the biggest common-sense safety rule in operating a blow gun isDON'T FARKING INHALE THROUGH THE FARKIN' TUBE, YOU DUMBASS!


I could never use a blowgun properly. I played brass instruments all through my childhood. I was too stupid to stop playing show tunes. BLLLLAAAAAAAAATTTTTT! isn't the correct sound to be coming out of a blowgun while you're hunting.
 
2013-07-22 02:23:43 PM
Will there be a mandatory warning label for blondes?
 
2013-07-22 02:24:13 PM
well better get your blowguns before idiot moms start complaining they are too dangerous and get them banned.
 
2013-07-22 02:24:14 PM
A drinking straw and spitballs just wasn't enough.
 
2013-07-22 02:24:22 PM
dumbass
 
2013-07-22 02:25:35 PM

kdawg7736: dittybopper: To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.

I got to play with blowguns, heck just recently at a bachelor party I got to fir an assault rifle. My backwoods area rules.


I find that evergreens make the rifle too sticky. I prefer to maple or ginkgo mine.
 
2013-07-22 02:25:52 PM
schoolforthegiftedlarsoncartoon.jpg.
 
2013-07-22 02:27:01 PM
Sucks to be him.
 
2013-07-22 02:27:44 PM

dittybopper: Sid_6.7: For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.

The problem is that you won't get a good seal that way, so you lose velocity, and the darts probably won't fly as true.

I made cones out of paper and tape on the back of the nails, and trimmed them to fit.  Trimming process is easy:  make 'em oversized, then just push it into the bore until it won't go any further without folding the paper.  It'll leave a faint mark on the paper, and that's where you trim it.


Back in high school we used to cut the aglets off our shoe laces, leaving about half an inch of the lace attached. Fray out that bit of lace remaining into a cone and stick a pin through through it from the lace end. For the blow gun we'd take the guts out of a pen. Worked GREAT. Good times.
 
2013-07-22 02:33:37 PM

kdawg7736: dittybopper: To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.

I got to play with blowguns, heck just recently at a bachelor party I got to fir an assault rifle. My backwoods area rules.


This is my baby picture:

img144.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-22 02:36:00 PM
FTA - Blowguns are designed to allow darts to be propelled outward by the force of an exhaled breath. The gun mostly consists of a narrow tube.

Another fine example from the school of Ric Romero.
 
2013-07-22 02:36:18 PM

gravebayne2: well better get your blowguns before idiot moms start complaining they are too dangerous and get them banned.


Yes, because banning pipes is going to work.

The littlebopper uses Nerf darts in a piece of PVC pipe.  I just taught him how to properly aim one recently.
 
2013-07-22 02:37:31 PM

dittybopper: /Coolest childhood *EVAR*.


Killing squirrels with nails you shot through an aluminum tube?  ...ok
 
2013-07-22 02:37:38 PM
that worked so well, I'm going to put up instructions on how to make your own lawn darts, using spikes, corb cobs, and turkey feathers.
Hopefully, I can kill off the entire state of Ohio in my lifetime.
It's for the good of the nation.
 
2013-07-22 02:38:48 PM

amindtat: Back in high school we used to cut the aglets off our shoe laces


You used the word "aglets" appropriately.  Bravo sir!
 
2013-07-22 02:44:03 PM

azengr: amindtat: Back in high school we used to cut the aglets off our shoe laces

You used the word "aglets" appropriately.  Bravo sir!


We were all fairly intelligent lads, despite the fact that we were shooting darts at each other.
 
2013-07-22 02:46:38 PM

kwame: dittybopper: /Coolest childhood *EVAR*.

Killing squirrels with nails you shot through an aluminum tube?  ...ok


Well, how else would you kill them?  Especially if you don't want to piss off the neighbors, or are worried about the houses a mile down the road?

But it wasn't just that.  It was the atlatls, the bows, the crossbows, the knives, the swords (I could swing a kopis like nobody's business back in the day), the bolas, the non-returning hunting boomerangs, and yes, even the guns.

I still have my first crossbow that my dad made for me when I was 9.  Still shoots as good as ever, even though it's 37 years old.
 
2013-07-22 02:53:46 PM

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2013-07-22 02:56:01 PM
Needed curare.
 
2013-07-22 02:59:01 PM

PacificaFitz: I'm convinced that hospitals should be mandated to remove the reproductive system of anyone that is admitted for this kind of stupidity.  We as a society need to stop them from breeding one dumb arse at a time

if that boys instincts, when presented with a long cylindrical object, were to suck, then I don't think you have to worry about that boys reproductive prowess.

He'll be busy spurtin out throat yogurt not baby batter.
 
2013-07-22 02:59:02 PM
FTA:  Because of their risks, blowguns should probably not be used by children or teens...

Who should use them, then?
 
2013-07-22 03:02:14 PM
In his defense it was a homemade blowgun so he just accidentally swallowed the dart before he had a chance to write the instructions.
 
2013-07-22 03:04:07 PM

amindtat: dittybopper: Sid_6.7: For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.

The problem is that you won't get a good seal that way, so you lose velocity, and the darts probably won't fly as true.

I made cones out of paper and tape on the back of the nails, and trimmed them to fit.  Trimming process is easy:  make 'em oversized, then just push it into the bore until it won't go any further without folding the paper.  It'll leave a faint mark on the paper, and that's where you trim it.

Back in high school we used to cut the aglets off our shoe laces, leaving about half an inch of the lace attached. Fray out that bit of lace remaining into a cone and stick a pin through through it from the lace end. For the blow gun we'd take the guts out of a pen. Worked GREAT. Good times.


I just tried this....couldn't get enough force for pin to stick in cubical wall.  I want my 7.5 minutes and my aglet back.

/Probably should be "working"
 
2013-07-22 03:04:12 PM

wyldkard: FTA - Blowguns are designed to allow darts to be propelled outward by the force of an exhaled breath. The gun mostly consists of a narrow tube.

Another fine example from the school of Ric Romero.


And ACME manufacturing.
 
2013-07-22 03:07:47 PM

dittybopper: shanrick: Probably saved a few small animals from getting skewered.

I've actually got experience with this.  When I was a teen, I used to hunt squirrels with a blowgun my father made out of a 6 foot long aluminum tube.  It's quite nice, he still has it.  Mouthpiece and muzzle are both turned out of walnut, and the tube itself is wrapped with cotton string, stained with some Birchwood-Casey gun stock stain, and then covered with some sort of waterproof finish.

I used to make the darts out of nails, and used paper and tape to make the cones for the back.  You hammer the point of the nail flat and hit it with a fine file to sharpen it.

Most effective method I found for hunting was to maneuver so that the squirrel was on the trunk of the tree no more than about head height or a bit higher, and then shoot.  The dart would nail the squirrel to the tree so it couldn't escape, and you could walk right up to it and hit it in the head with a stout piece of wood to kill it.  Then you had to pull out the pliers to get the dart out of the tree trunk.

I wouldn't take a shot at a squirrel on the trunk dead-on if it was higher than I could reach, because I'd never be able to get it.  If it was higher than I could reach, I'd only take side shots, where I wouldn't be literally nailing the squirrel to the tree.  That was a less than optimum approach, though, as I did lose the occasional squirrel that way.

The really nice thing about using a blow gun to hunt small game is that you can do it close to houses and the noise doesn't bother anyone.  Also, it doesn't alert the other game in the area.  One of the disadvantages of a firearm is that once you fire it, everyone and everything within a mile knows you just fired a gun.

But I digress.

Perhaps the biggest common-sense safety rule in operating a blow gun isDON'T FARKING INHALE THROUGH THE FARKIN' TUBE, YOU DUMBASS!


Yay! lets go out an kill small animals for fun!
 
2013-07-22 03:09:24 PM

dittybopper: To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.


Doesn't surprise me and it just re-enforces why I have you favorited as Fark Weapons Expert .
 
2013-07-22 03:10:05 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-22 03:11:53 PM
blog.zerodean.com
 
2013-07-22 03:17:31 PM

JMel: I just tried this....couldn't get enough force for pin to stick in cubical wall.  I want my 7.5 minutes and my aglet back.

/Probably should be "working"


Do it my way now.
 
2013-07-22 03:17:32 PM

JMel: amindtat: dittybopper: Sid_6.7: For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.

The problem is that you won't get a good seal that way, so you lose velocity, and the darts probably won't fly as true.

I made cones out of paper and tape on the back of the nails, and trimmed them to fit.  Trimming process is easy:  make 'em oversized, then just push it into the bore until it won't go any further without folding the paper.  It'll leave a faint mark on the paper, and that's where you trim it.

Back in high school we used to cut the aglets off our shoe laces, leaving about half an inch of the lace attached. Fray out that bit of lace remaining into a cone and stick a pin through through it from the lace end. For the blow gun we'd take the guts out of a pen. Worked GREAT. Good times.

I just tried this....couldn't get enough force for pin to stick in cubical wall.  I want my 7.5 minutes and my aglet back.

/Probably should be "working"


What kind of pen did you use? We found the Bic "Round Stic" pen worked best.
 
2013-07-22 03:18:28 PM

abhorrent1: Yay! lets go out an kill small animals for fun!


You're either a vegan, or a hypocrite.  Either way, you're misguided.
 
2013-07-22 03:19:59 PM

Latinwolf: dittybopper: To be fair, I grew up surrounded by all manner of weaponry, so I've got a leg-up on most people.

/Coolest childhood *EVAR*.

Doesn't surprise me and it just re-enforces why I have you favorited as Fark Weapons Expert .


I'm a pale shadow of my father, expertise-wise.  He actually makes them, I just enjoy using them.
 
2013-07-22 03:23:19 PM

amindtat: JMel: amindtat: dittybopper: Sid_6.7: For the dart, I used:

-a large sewing needle, maybe two inches long
-some yarn
-the metal holder and eraser from a #2 pencil.

Pull the metal part off of the pencil, with the eraser still attached. Put a bunch of yarn through the eye of the needle. Stick the needle through the eraser so the empty metal part that was on the pencil shrouds the yarn and holds it down. Worked pretty well for target practice, and usually penetrated at least 1/8 in. into soft wood, but probably not deadly enough for even small game.

The problem is that you won't get a good seal that way, so you lose velocity, and the darts probably won't fly as true.

I made cones out of paper and tape on the back of the nails, and trimmed them to fit.  Trimming process is easy:  make 'em oversized, then just push it into the bore until it won't go any further without folding the paper.  It'll leave a faint mark on the paper, and that's where you trim it.

Back in high school we used to cut the aglets off our shoe laces, leaving about half an inch of the lace attached. Fray out that bit of lace remaining into a cone and stick a pin through through it from the lace end. For the blow gun we'd take the guts out of a pen. Worked GREAT. Good times.

I just tried this....couldn't get enough force for pin to stick in cubical wall.  I want my 7.5 minutes and my aglet back.

/Probably should be "working"

What kind of pen did you use? We found the Bic "Round Stic" pen worked best.


Generic pen that you'd get at a trade show with somebodies logo on it.  Might not have been long enough to generate enough pressure.  Only one i have (had) that was a consistently sized cylinder all the way through.
 
2013-07-22 03:27:12 PM

dittybopper: head with a stout piece of wood to kill it


I hear the brain is the best eating on a squirrel. Hopefully, you didn't go wasting all those delicious squirrel brains.
fc00.deviantart.net
 
2013-07-22 03:29:04 PM
Wasn't suck/blow a card game one would play while drinking heavily at a party?
 
2013-07-22 03:29:19 PM

dittybopper: JMel: I just tried this....couldn't get enough force for pin to stick in cubical wall.  I want my 7.5 minutes and my aglet back.

/Probably should be "working"

Do it my way now.


We use to do it with paper cones...we made home-made .50cal blowguns.....started out with 4ft,and eventually made 6 footers.  Started out just making paper darts...make a nice tight cone out of high quality thick magazine paper.....and eventually put nails or wooden skewers in them.  The power and distance on a big bore and long length is quire impressive.  (thats what she said).

Even had some fun with arrow tubes.  Would cut them up, superglue a .22 blank on one end of the tube, fill the tube up with black powder, cap it, glue a paper cone on the end, then shoot it up to here it would come back down on pavement.  Left a pretty descent "pow" when it hit.  I'm unsure if the blackpowder had any real effect though.

The sad thing is, we did this all in my late 20's.

/I'm a dork
 
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