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Forum: All About Guns 04-05-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Slingshot Weapon with pulleys

Seems pretty powerful. Do you think it could be used under water, and, if so, how do you think it would work?
Can you go into a little detail about how the bands propel the bolt? Seems...
Forum: All About Guns 03-30-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

Sounds like a good plan. It doesn't hurt anything to have the pockets oversized in the front and rear, but you want just enough clearance on the sides to keep the rollers from rubbing the wood/...
Forum: All About Guns 03-30-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

When you fit the mech in the blank, pay attention to the fit up at the front and back of the trigger mech. When the bands are loaded, the shaft tries to pull the mech forward. If the fit up is...
Forum: All About Guns 03-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

If you decide to do that, try to figure out how to transfer the load from the axle(s) into that rod, so the edges outside of the rollers and the thin piece of wood between the rollers don't carry the...
Forum: All About Guns 03-25-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

A properly built laminated blank will always be stronger than a single piece. The grain ends up running in multiple directions rather than a single direction that can split out once a crack begins. ...
Forum: All About Guns 03-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Line release slot

I think Jon was referring to something like this. Just make multiple shallow cuts.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004UDIL?tag=price15602-20&ascsubtag=wtbs_5c827c41d05af10c0d5461e9
or this: ...
Forum: All About Guns 02-25-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Gun blank Layup

I would suggest using horizontal or vertical lams, about 5/16" to 3/8" thick. Depending on your design, you can also put a top piece on if the lams are vertical, or side pieces on if the lams are...
Forum: All About Guns 01-26-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: How much curve can I plane from a blank

"Planed off the glue so it can age properly" :scratch: I must be missing something here. The blank is looking good, you've made some good moves to correct some previous problems, but what do you...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 35,637
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Think worse case scenario. The seas have come up (say 3-4's with some 5's), and you're having trouble with your engines (say a bad electrical connection somewhere that you need to troubleshoot). ...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 11-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: "By 18 metres of Depth" spearfishing film France 1942

The fish are impressive, especially when you consider how primitive all the gear is (note the "pretzel" shaft in the first video). That said, to be shooting amateur underwater video in 1941 is...
Forum: All About Guns 10-14-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Muzzle repair advice - wood gun

I think you're on the right track. I would suggest using small diameter (#4 or#6) screws, as long as possible to be countersunk without going all the way through the gun. Use a pan head, not a...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 10-12-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,486
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Scuba incident/accident/Rescue via USCG Florida Middle Grounds 08/16/2018

I think you missed my point, which was: Have oxygen on board and administer it first! Fortunately, I haven't had to contact either DAN or the Coast Guard, so I will defer to your judgement there. I...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 10-12-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,486
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Scuba incident/accident/Rescue via USCG Florida Middle Grounds 08/16/2018

I think it's interesting that throughout the above discussions, no one has mentioned having oxygen on the boat. Does anyone carry oxygen for diving emergencies? We've been carrying 2 jumbo bottles...
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Teak Oil Finish for Mahogany?

Oil is usually used on naturally oily woods, but it will work on Mahogany as well. My suggestion, however, would be to use 100% Tung oil. Tung oil is from the Tung bush/ tree (go figure). Teak oil...
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 08-01-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,380
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Help_Best solution to reconstitute screw holes?

Yup! I re-insert the screw when the epoxy is still soft, then just wipe off whatever squeezes out of the hole when the screw is tightened. The screw will be in pretty tight when you use this...
Forum: All About Diving and Fishing Boats 07-20-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,786
Posted By Wood Guy
Dual Trolling Motors

Anyone have any experience using dual trolling motors on a catamaran to hold position while fishing? I'm considering using 2 gps enabled trolling motors on our custom aluminum cuddy dive boat. I'm...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-06-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 35,637
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

You also need to isolate all non aluminum fittings. I used nylon bushings between the aluminum tank and brass fittings. Be careful what fasteners you use for gauge brackets, etc. I used aluminum...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 35,637
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

If you build a support frame the livewell will be supported from underneath and can be replaced easily enough down the road if necessary (Assuming you can buy a replacement with the same dimensions)....
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-03-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 35,637
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

If the water in it is continually exchanged with a pump there is no reason to insulate it. If you want it to double as a cooler, that's different. I would frame a support for the tank, epoxy coat...
Forum: General Freediving Area 05-31-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,141
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: How do you equalize when you have a speargun and a light?

I think you're making it harder than it needs to be. Mako sells mounts that attach the light to the gun, depending on what gun you are using, which is probably the best way to go. We usually tank...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 05-31-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,655
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Wood pole spear? Dumb idea?

Good idea on using the slightly bent shafts! If you think about it, Polynesians have been using pointy sticks to kill fish for hundreds of years, so there's a lot of data out there on wood...
Forum: All About Pole Spears & Slings 05-30-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,655
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Wood pole spear? Dumb idea?

I would score the shafts first with a cutoff wheel on a side grinder. Cut the two pieces to the thickness that will be the diameter I want, then I would rout the 2 end slots while the two pieces are...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-11-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Weirdest damn boat I've ever seen

Looks a little like the unlimited hydroplanes that raced back in the 60-80's. They had 2 sponsons attached to a single hull- wide at the bow and tapering toward the rear. Fast as hell- 200+ mph...
Forum: All About Guns 02-14-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Advice on repairing an epoxy track?

Probably teak, but the pics aren't clear enough to see the grain, so it's a little hard to tell. Look for where the ballasting is because that will give you an idea where and how much it might be...
Forum: All About Guns 02-07-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,923
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: SKOGSTA, the Ikea speargun…1st build, few tools—

Really nice job, Charles. A shop full of tools makes building a gun so much easier, but, as you've shown, simple tools will also work- if you have the most important one. PATIENCE! You certainly...
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