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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2010, 19:38 
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Ahah :lol:

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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2012, 22:32 
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Hi Rick, i am new member to the forum but an old hat at woodworking.
I am really excited by your idea of building a wooden spear gun.
do you have any photos i could have a look at (there were some attachments to your post but i couldn't seem to open them)
Thanks a bunch.


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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2012, 11:38 
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I have been slack about this I know.

I went back to look at what was there and what was missing and decided that I needed to re-do the postings to show proper pictures and get the text right. I went back to the old files on my computer and I am working on it - but things get in the way (like trips to Greencape). Anyway, I will continue, but cannot guarantee when I will have it all together and ready for posting. But I am working on it.

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2012, 10:29 
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As indicated at the beginning of this thread, the pictures got lost sometime. So I re-did the description and pictures, and posted them on http://southernfreedivers.org.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4162&p=36117#p36117 This stuff is on this forum, in the gear talk section, but may have moved down a little from the top by the time you read this.

I have also put in information on a DIY railgun, and it can be found at http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=153277 This is on another forum

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 Post subject: Roller speargun
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Hi
After seeing how Ric built his gun I thought I would give it
a go and after two winters !!I have just finished making my wooden rail
roller speargun , I need to waterproof it before I take it for its final balancing ,
I have made the gun out of what was lying around at home but I want it
to last so a little advise would be great.
What would be the best to protect it from the salt water ? Marine varnish?
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PostPosted: 29 Oct 2014, 10:36 
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Hi Jules, sorry for the later reply (im sure you have already searched and found the answers you want tho). That gun looks rad!
I would suggest to seal the gun with estapol (what Ric has used) or west system epoxy 105/206 (apply in the afternoon and VERY thin coates - there really is a trick to it [pm me on extreme if you want to know more]). I'm not sure how marine varnish would go, I guess it would be ok too and the cheaper of the other options, however the other options are harder and longer lasting.
I can't suggest any other advise because it looks great man!
All the best on finishing her,
Sam Groll

(the handle is mortised in well, right? [not just glued on but glued-in])


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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2014, 09:15 
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Thanks for the reply.
I went with the marine varnish purely
on a cost factor. I will probably have to
redo mid season. I reinforced the handle
With oversize stainless screws so should
Be ok ,time will tell ,
Thanks for the info
Julian


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PostPosted: 31 Oct 2014, 18:00 
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Awesome Jules, what brand of marine varnish did you buy? Is it holding up well?
I have a feeling that marine varnish is pretty good although I've never used it so I'm interested to hear.
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