Beta Project: "Buzz" Gun

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#1

January 1st I am starting my own business making props. To work on my portfolio I decided to make Steampunk weapons for my unsuspecting friends. This is the most recent one, I affectionately call it the Buzz Gun. What’s more ridiculous than a bayonet on a pistol? When the bayonet is a circular saw blade. Nearly every part of this was made on the Glowforge. I feel the need to improve the blade and there are a few flaws yet remaining but this is 99% finished and I quite like it. I have no idea how I am going to make a holster for it.


#2

Kallisti, it was awesome meeting you at Maker Faire. I’m glad you didn’t bring this because you probably would have been arrested. For unrelenting amazingness. Wow!


#3

Very cool. I like the detail on the side of the barrel. .


#4

Thanks! You guys were all a blast to talk with.


#5

Very imaginative. Now Simon Legree doesn’t have to haul you all the way to the sawmill and tie you to the log.


#6

Wow, this is amazing!!! The craftsmanship and creativity (saw blade, I love it!!) is wonderful, love all the little details.


#7

For the holster, why not start with something shaped like a circular saw safety, then add leather straps to hold the rear portion of the gun. It wouldn’t be a quick draw, but it would be functional lol :wink:


#8

A neat addition might be a flashy pattern on the blade.


#9

The whole front assembly is modular so I think I’ll be making another one after the convention this weekend.


#10

That is so cool. I have a feeling your new business venture will be a smashing success.


#11

Whoa! this is way too cool for words…:heart_eyes:


#12

Maybe a led light strip on the inside edges of the blade barrels to light up reflective or irridescent elements on the blade?


#13

At this point it would take some pretty significant work to add that but I feel as though I will be making more of this style and that is a great idea I will add to my To Do list for the next one.


#14

Very cool. If the blade seems too plain just cut out some sections with a bit of spiral pattern for example.
That much “metal” would be front heavy so cutting out some would fit the design.


#15

I thought a ‘buzz gun’ was going to be a taser. Lol.

I’m glad (and a little relieved) to see it’s another super cool prop.


#16

A new blade was designed, built, and installed today. I am quite happy with it. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the old one. :slight_smile:


#17

very good! I like the improvement, adds more steampunk.


#18

I think maybe some black teeth within the teeth surrounded by the white might make it pop.


#19

Good idea, I’ll do some hand detail work later.


#20

Boy, it must be nice to have a Glowforge!