Introduction: Grappling Hook

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This is a mini grappling hook for all your *grappling needs!!

*Warning!! This is just a prop, it won't hold your weight so don't go swingin of buildings thinking your batman!!

Step 1: WARNING!

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This "Grappling Hook" will not support your weight and will fall if you try and support yourself on it!

Step 2: What You Need

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For this project you will need: 3-4 paperclips, a plastic straw, a FULL spool of thread(any colour) and maybe some duct tape ( i suppose any kind of tape will do)

Step 3: The Making

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First bend the paper clip like so..

Step 4: The Making

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Cut of the bottom part so it looks like a 45degree angle
Remeber to do this with all the paper clips

Step 5: The Making

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Tape all of the "angles" together

Step 6: The Making

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Now tape that to the end string of the spool of thread

Step 7: The Making

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Now cover the shorter end of the bendy straw in hot glue and stick it in the spool like so..
Now cover the straw in duct tape

Step 8: The End

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And there you have it, a PROP grappling hook just do some different shots with your camera and it will look like your grappling!!

Thanks for lookin, if you have any questions just leave a comment!


adale123 (author)2013-05-28

maybe it will support your weight...If your a toddler or a baby

behme (author)2010-11-01

It is pretty cool

aRejectedKitten (author)2010-04-10

u can wrap the ends of the papers clips in duct atpe (alot) and then if ur worried bout the srting breaking just use floss itll hold human weight voila

stAzer (author)2009-06-23

I'm making a grappling hook from a steel rod that will hopefully function as a real one would. I've been taking pictures so I might make an i'ble on it.

jakerox43 (author)stAzer2010-02-10

same here. I'd appreciate it! thanks 

Frindledon3 (author)stAzer2010-01-27

If you do make one please make an i'ble ( i've really been hoping for someone to make a real grappling hook

gers5 (author)2009-10-25

 yeah seriously does it work?

soccerman456 (author)2009-08-25

does it even work?

jcosi97 (author)2009-08-12

oh damn i was hoping it could aha

firehead570 (author)2009-06-25

That sounds really fun. (Is it fun?)

PastTheVoid (author)2009-06-18

YAY! Coat Hangers! You could also put the straw all the way in so it's straight. Makes thread easier to unwind.

jedi pen-gui-n (author)2008-10-08

if you want somthing stronger try a coat hanger. it can't hold my weight

i made a coat hanger grappling hook once... it snapped and i fell out the tree :P lol

jake walker (author)freerunnin12009-06-09

take a binder with half rings and those hooky things and weld the hooky things in a tri tip grappling hook

jake walker (author)jake walker2009-06-09

also sharpen them to a point P.S. use the short sides as the hook

my problem was the rope

Etch3 (author)2009-04-18

You know you could put something on it and then use it to put the thing on the roof or what ever you shoot the hook on

Pulha (author)2009-01-03


mastermine (author)2008-11-17

ive got a great idea but i need to get my 1st one out on the site first

Trogador (author)2008-08-08

I lost interest at "this is just a prop" :P

MakerBreaker (author)Trogador2008-10-08

very useless

Arbitror (author)Trogador2008-08-19

As did I... =(

hornbadoing (author)Arbitror2008-08-24

me 2

yeah it just seemed pointless after that

i agree also lol

James Bond 007 (author)2008-10-01

Yea...same here...

liammk (author)2008-09-24

really i would have never thought of that... but good try for a 1st instructabel

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