Build A Tripod For A Paintball Gun

A tennis ball can become a pellet gun tripod.

A paintball gun can suffer from inaccurate aim as easily as any other hand weapon. You can build a portable tripod that will help to steady the paintball gun each time you pull the trigger. A few household items are needed, as is adult supervision if the person making the tripod is a minor, since sharp cutting edges are used. Your portable tripod will detach from the paintball gun when it is not needed and fit back into your pocket.

Instructions

1. Cut the plastic ruler at the 6-inch mark using the utility knife. Discard one of the two cut halves of the plastic ruler.

2. Place newspaper down on a work surface. Place the tennis ball down on the newspaper. Hold the tennis ball down with the left hand while cutting through its circumference with the utility knife being held in the right hand.

3. Put a piece of wax paper down on the newspaper. Place both tennis ball halves on the wax paper with the fuzzy side facing up. Shake the can of black spray paint. Spray the tennis ball halves. Let the paint dry for three hours.

4. Place the cut half of the ruler on the wax paper. Shake the can of black spray paint. Spray the ruler. Let the paint dry for three hours. Turn the ruler over. Spray the ruler. Let the paint dry for three hours. Throw the wax paper away.

5. Make a mark on one side of one of the tennis ball halves with the red magic marker. Make a second mark about a half inch away from the first with the red magic marker.

6. Move 1 1/2 inches around the tennis ball half. Make a mark with the red magic marker on the side of the tennis ball half. Make another mark about a half inch away from the first.

7. Move 1 1/2 inches around the tennis ball half and repeat the process of making two marks with the red magic marker.

8. Flatten down the tennis ball half with your left hand. Cut in a straight line through the space between the two lines of the marks made on the tennis ball half with the utility knife using your right hand. Discard the excess of the tennis ball half.

9. Place a quarter at the top center of the tennis ball half. Cut around the quarter with the utility knife.

10. Place the other tennis ball half down on the newspaper with the fuzzy size up. Draw a circle on one side that is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Draw another circle the same way on another side of the tennis ball half.

11. Cut out both circles using the utility knife. Cut a hole in the center of both circles with the utility knife.

12. Place a quarter at the top center of the tennis ball half. Cut around the quarter with the utility knife.

13. Push one end of the cut half of the ruler through the hole in the top center of the tennis ball half that has the two circles cut out of it. Apply bonding glue around the end of the ruler where it meets the tennis ball half. Let the bonding glue set for a day.

14. Push one of the circles through the top of the ruler, dome side up. Push the circle all the way down to the bottom of the ruler.

15. Push the end of the ruler through the other tennis ball half, dome side up, Push the tennis ball half all the way down to the bottom of the ruler.

16. Push the other circle through the top of the ruler, dome side up. Push the circle all the way down to the bottom of the ruler.

17.Apply bonding glue around the sides of the ruler where it meets the circle. Let the bonding glue dry for a day.

18. Duct tape the ruler to one side of the handle of the pellet gun. Squat down behind the pellet gun. Aim the pellet gun at a target now that you have the stability of a tripod to aid you.