Just post anything, something you built, an idea you have, something you want to build. Projects, designs, speculation on why cows cant fly, maybe an idea as to how best to correct this obviously erroneous state of affairs.
Did a story that had a rebar dart thrower. A generator driving a large electric motor that drives two truck wheels just barely touching. The rebar dart is edged into the tires from an angle iron. The dart shoots out at high speed. Mounted on a trailer or in the back of a pickup, with a elevation and traverse mechanism a spray of darts can be launched in just a few seconds.
Here are some of my ideas of custom items I'd like to see produced:
Custom Main Battle Rifle (7.62x51 MBR): .308 adjustable gas piston select fire action with non-reciprocating ambidextrous charging handle, auto hold open on empty magazine. Ambidextrous bolt release. Ambidextrous safety. Forward assist. M-14 stripper clip guide and M-14 sights. 22” barrel with the tri-compensator of the BM-59/62 with bayonet lug to take a 12” OKC-3S style bayonet. A full length barrel-in-line polymer stock with pistol grip and integrated picatinny rails that don’t interfere with the stripper clip feed. Accept a bipod. Use M-14 free fall magazines with bolt hold open followers, and have an ambidextrous magazine release.
Custom ‘Scout’ Rifle: .350 Remington Magnum lever action rifle based on the combined features of the Savage 99, Browning BLR, & Johnson 1941 rifle, w/Integrally suppressed 20" barrel, off-set stripper clip and single round loading 10-round rotary magazine with cutoff, ghost ring peep sights, Leupold Mark 4 1-3x14 CQ-T QD scope on receiver on see-through mount w/ATN PS40-4 Night Vision front scope system, three point sling on push-button swivels, polymer Mannlicher fore stock w/attachment for custom 12" OKC-3S bayonet, polymer in-line butt stock w/internal recoil reducer and recoil reducing butt pad, 24-round tip out butt stock shell carrier w/20-rounds + 4 .380 ACP adapters
A new shotgun shell: 20mm bore, 1½” long rimless brass case, with slight crimp over top wad
Custom Dual purpose Shotgun for 20mm 1½” shotgun shells: adjustable gas operating system, switchable side eject, box magazines (2-round for migratory birds, 4-round for other hunting, 10-round for defense), (20-round and 30-round drum magazines for defense), easy switch barrels (18.1”, 24”, 26”) with ventilated Poly-Chokes, switchable pistol grip/straight line grip, folding stock with internal recoil reducer and recoil reducing butt pad
Custom leather LBE system: 2½” lined leather gun belt with leather H-suspenders and QD backpack. Left side leather pouches for .350 Magnum stripper clips, right side holster for .50GI pistol, left side leather quad pistol magazine case, knife sheath, saber hanger, leather survival kit pouch, leather pouch for Kleen Kanteen 40 ounce bottle & cup.
Side arm: .50GI. Custom built on Para-Ordnance P-14 frames. Extra barrel, slide, and magazines for .45ACP for each. Plenty of magazines.
Backup side arm: As above on P-10 Warthog frame. Also with .45ACP conversion.
Custom .50GI ammunition in addition to FMJ: shot shell, red flare, white flare, green flare
Custom Bond Derringer frames with .50GI & .45 ACP barrels.
Custom hunting gun: An inexpensive (relatively speaking) version of a Peter Hofer funfling. 12-ga x 12-ga w/.375 H&H Mag over .30-’06 over .22 Hornet. Carved fancy wood stock, engraved and inlaid metalwork. 20-ga chamber adapters for the 12-ga barrels. Swarovski Z6 2.5-15x56 scope on see through mounts. Peep sights. Custom carved leather sling w/flush QD swivels. Custom leather money belt w/12 gauge ammunition slide, .375 H&H Magnum/.30-‘06/.22 Hornet ammunition slide.
A custom Damascus steel Batangas knife, Mediterranean bowie style, w/8" exposed blade and 12" blade exposed when the scales are folded back. Think butterfly knife on steroids.
Crank LED flashlight using 2 replaceable rechargeable Lithium AA Batteries
Custom Swiss Army Knives:
Small game, fish, & fowl SAK w/trailing point skinning blade, blunt tip slitting blade, fish scaling blade (w/hook extractor & line guide), gut hook/spoon, split shot tool, spey point jointing blade, clip point utility blade.
Survivor SAK w/clip point blade, whistle, replaceable magnesium bar & ferro rod, magnesium scraper/ferro rod striker (removable), wood saw, button compass, file, carbide knife sharpener w/replaceable edges.
Camp SAK w/scissors, can opener (w/large screwdriver), bottle opener (w/small screw driver), twist key can opener (w/Phillips screw driver), classic beer can opener, corkscrew (w/fine screw driver), toothpick, tweezers, clip point blade, serrated blade, magnifying lens, tent stake puller
Weapons support SAK w/push pin push pin, choke tube wrench, set of allen wrenches, set of gun turn screws, cartridge extractor,
Bushcraft multi-tool (all tools lock, 4 main blades open without opening tool)
Combo pliers w/replaceable cutting bars, wood saw w/set teeth, metal saw w/set teeth, wood rasp one side/metal file other, clip point blade, serrated sheep’s foot blade, large scissors, V-wrench, hex bit holder, awl w/sharp edge & sewing eye, metal punch, fire steel striker, utility hook for pulling tent stakes and other uses, handle socket for fire drill
Custom hand cart: Cabela’s Super Magnum style game cart style. Dual no-flat wheels. Foldable. Custom Hardigg waterproof containers. Pulk and inflatable raft carried on top. Floats even when overloaded. External tie points for piling on additional gear. Brackets for long handled shovel and a double-bit axe. Vertical posts for to run support cord for awning, etc. Quick release/break-away waist band hitch with automatic brake. Kick stands.
Custom two-person Baker tent of double wall silnylon material w/tub floor, awning, no-see-um netting, & privacy wings. Self-supporting aluminum frame. Can use site cut poles if needed. Plenty of 550 cord and a variety of stakes for different ground conditions.
Custom one-person Whelen tent of double wall silnylon material w/tub floor and no-see-um netting. Self-supporting aluminum frame. Can use site cut poles if needed. Plenty of 550 cord and a variety of stakes for different ground conditions.
Custom six component sleep system: All Quallofil insulation. Oversize semi-mummy configuration. Light liner inner bag, medium main bag, heavy outer bag, bivy bag, self-inflating sleep pad. 70F to -50F in various combinations. Includes Quallofil pillow.
Water treatment: Customized 1,000,000 gallon water purifier systems based on Sawyer’s Point Zero Two micron absolute water purifier cartridges with carbon cartridge added. Pump kit, hydration bag kit, bottle kit, & in-line kits.
Custom clothing: Khaki color, military khaki style field clothing. Long sleeve shirts with two button down flap pockets, button down collar, 8-button placket, long tails, sleeve pencil pockets, inside double elbows, center back pleat, and epaulets. Long pants with button down rear flap pockets, two-slash front pockets, 2 watch pockets, 2” belt loops, blousing tapes on leg hems, inside double knees, and 8 suspender buttons.
Lightweight cotton blend for hot weather.
Medium weight cotton blend for warm weather.
Silk lined medium weight washable wool for cool weather.
Unlined heavy wool for use with silk long johns for cold weather.
Custom hooded poncho made from heavy sylnylon, snap up rear extension for pack, lots of grommest & snaps, Quallofill insulated hooded liner
Custom silk lined leather bush jacket w/epaulets, two large front cargo pockets w/side entry hand warmer pockets, two small front cargo pockets, two inside pockets, leather cuffs, leather waistband, lamb’s wool removable liner, collar, and hood.
Custom khaki wool bibs and jacket for severe weather
Custom khaki wool hooded Great Coat for extreme weather
Custom silk lined brown leather drover’s coat with hood & removable lamb’s wool liner for wet/rainy times/area
Custom brown leather 18” shotgun boots w/vibram soles. (Caboots)
Custom brown leather lamb’s wool lined over boots with insulated rubber bottoms. (Caboots)
Custom hat: Wide-brimmed leather hat w/silk lining. Leather sweatband attached chin strap. Neck warmer attachment, crown warmer, and waterproof cover.
Custom suspenders: All leather H-pattern button on suspenders w/derringer holster on each side.
Custom pants belt: 2” Leather with brass buckle for Bond Arms derringer. 18” inner zip pouch.
Customized Yaesu FT-897D Amateur radio. Wide band modifications to include full RX/TX on CB, Business Band, Air Band, Marine VHF and HF bands, and the Public Service bands along with the Amateur bands. Custom case with spare battery and solar battery charger, Miracle Ducker LT antenna, 6-reel Yo-Yo antenna, ATAS-25 portable antenna, custom multiband pedestrian antenna
Jerry D young, you certainly know what you want. *laughs*
ok, I dont know sh*t about firearms, I couldn't tell you the difference between a .22 rifle and a .XXX (insert name of really different rifle that should be pathetically obviously not a .22).
the rebar gun could work, although just building it like you described wouldnt function very well. dropping the projectile downwards onto the spinning wheels would cause the front end to tip out, not remain stable. if the force added by the car tires isnt a smooth acceleration from the tip to the end of the projectile the rebar wont exit the muzzle with a steady vector, and itll start spinning. the projectile needs to have some small speed when it hits the tires, and the tip of the rebar must be fed in steady and level or youll have the same spinning problem if the vector of the projectile isnt already established when it hits the tires and accelerates. but that kind of weapon is easily reloaded and can be extremely powerful. its a fantastic idea actually, and Im now a bit mad at myself for never having thought of it.
the custom knives you could maybe get if you ordered them from a machine shop, or if you knew someone who has a plasma cutter you might be able to email them a template of something and they could cut the metal, a CNC machine could maybe work for cutting custom components as well.
the hand cart i know nothing about, but as far as projects go it seems like it would be do-able.
although if it were me id want a mesh weave jacket and pants for a ghillie suit. possibly an underjacket with padding all along the chest, stomach, legs, shoulders and underarms so that you could comfortable lay prone for extremely long periods of time.
I didn't describe the device very well in the post. Here is the description from the story:
Ray walked over to a tarp covered trailer and began to un-tarp it. Antoinette began to help and in short order the device was exposed. It was a two wheeled trailer with an old diesel engine out of a truck mounted on it. But that wasn’t such an unusual thing. Air compressors and generators often had one.
But there was no air compressor head or generator mounted. Instead, there was an assembly connected through a clutch system. It was a pair of tires mounted so the treads just barely touched, horizontal to the ground. There was a piece of angle iron with the V down just clear of the juncture of the tires. Antoinette saw a rack with a large number of eighteen inch long pieces of number three rebar. Each one was ground to a point on one end and had a length of orange marking tape tied to the other.
Ray checked the oil and fuel and then started the engine. When it was running smoothly, and quietly with the extra quiet mufflers, Ray engaged a clutch, put the tires in gear, and stood back. There was a slight hum from the tires movement.
With his left hand on a hand wheel that moved the entire apparatus a fraction of an in per turn horizontally, Ray used his right hand to lay one of the lengths of number three rebar in the angle iron that acted as a guide. A slight flick of the wrist and the spinning tires caught the rebar, sending it flying at high speed. Nearly ninety miles per hour. Ray turned the hand wheel slightly, and smoothly fed another piece of rebar into the tires.
Turning the hand wheel that changed the vertical alignment, Ray slipped another rebar into place and sent it flying. All three pieces arced out and went over the berm in line with the driveway. “That’s a half pound of steel flying at high speed. It’ll take out anything that isn’t armored.”
“Why the orange tail? Won’t that just help track back to where they are coming from?”
“There is that risk, but it acts like the tail of a kite, keeping it flying in line with the way I want it to go, and making sure it flies in point forward and angles downward as it arches down. It was what I had when I made up these darts.”
“I see. That is amazing, Ray. I sure wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of those darts.”
“It is more for use against vehicles. Can’t aim it real precisely, so it is more a threat against grouped up people than lone attackers. But I think it will have a great deal of psychological impact. An iron rain of sharpened rebar should give people pause.”
ok i got one, it would need a great deal of electricity but it is super cool. it is a gatling style rotary magnetic rail gun. start with 12 barrels on a rotating center, around them place strong electro-magnets in a spiral pattern like a barber pole (for light weight rounds 1.5 times around to the end / heaver rounds 4 or 5 times) a standard car engine accelerates a tire that is two foot across to 1500 rpms at about 113mph thats for a 3,000 lb car. so a 30lb barrel rig at 6ft long and 3 ft across (no expanding gasses so it can be light weight) would be revolving at about 225,000 rpm(gearing needed of course) assuming your hopper fed ammo (ball bearings would be best but nails, nuts, bolts, misc. iron chunks would all work) were around the same size as a .50 cal (give or take 10%) a 2 loop spiral should be enough. this would give you a river of iron (1875 rounds a second) traveling at 1250 fps (just slightly supersonic) so you may want to slow it down just slightly for nearly silent use.
to put that in perspective a minigun only fires a maximum of 100 rounds a second due to heat build up. normally its closer to 50 rounds a second! so watch this video
and imagine the damage that 37 of these fired at the same spot at the same time could do.
ok yes, that makes much more sense. and if the tires were going fast enough that kind of device could absolutely have an effect on armored targets. a projectile that massive with enough force behind it will punch through 1/8 inch steel plate
Im not a troll, and im certainly not a terrorist, I used metric because there is nothing more unamerican then getting a headache while trying to do unit conversions in your head. and when you look up "homemade weapons," what you get is a whole bunch of amateurs who have some old pipe and a bike pump and think theyre hardcore. I started making multiple shot air rifles when I was 14, its easy and im looking for something more ambitious. also, there are people here who are smarter then me, and I am hoping that at some point I might be able to make use of that.
anyways, whats the point i a survival forum if there's no where to talk about extreme case reactions, you have no weapons, no equipment, no vehicle. all you got is $50, what can you do? buy a car? buy a gun? I don't think so. you have to BUILD things sometimes. Even if, realistically, theres no point, the satisfaction of building something that works, that YOU designed, is better then just about anything.