They love the circular saw blade shooter, and I agreed that I will try to enhance it for them - so they can show stuff that has never been seen before.
The obvious way to enhace this humongous and next-to-useless thing
is to get rid of the wooden dowel.
But how to do that? Well, I think a whole new approach is required.
My new concept follows the principle of simple one-shot clay pigeon throwers. Basically a spring loaded lever that swings out, shooting the saw blade like the clay pigeon thrower shoots clay pigeons.
Of course I want to make a "rifle" that can be shot from the shoulder.
I already did some tests, with two boards and a bit of rubber. It works! I have ordered some really strong springs and did some sketches. Will put the weapon together over the long weekend (Tuesday is a holiday, and I have a day off on Monday).