Introduction: How to Punch Through Concrete

This video demonstrates how to punch through concrete blocks using a gauntlet that adds weight and a reinforced impact point to the wearers fist. The added weight allows the speed of the punch to count for extra in total force. It's like swinging a hammer instead of a stick.

Parts:
10" Strap Hinge
1' x 3" Foam Core PVC
4" x 1/2" PVC
One 5 1/2" x 1/2" Bolt & Nut to Fit
Two 1" x 3/8" Round Head Allen Screws & Lock Nuts to Fit
Four 1/2" Washers
One 4" x 3/8" Bolt
One 2" x 3/8" Bolt & Nut to Fit

Tools:
Hand Saw
Drill & Bits
Box End Wrenches
Allen Wrenches
Sand Paper or Bench Grinder

Comments

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Doug5846 (author)2016-04-01

I can't see the video

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SeanJ12 (author)2015-12-05

These would be great breaching tools

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SeanJ12 (author)2015-12-05

That would actually be pretty great

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crypticweasle (author)2014-09-16

How dangerous are these like if I got int a fight (not intentionally) would I be able to defend myself with them if I had them on me at the time.

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askul (author)crypticweasle2015-05-08

A single punch could snap bone.. Soo..

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mcb0501 (author)2014-10-24

I love the video
You could be the hulk with those

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jamie w (author)2014-09-05

wow

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NutBros (author)2014-08-20

wow......

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DIY Hacks and How Tos made it! (author)2014-08-18

Thanks for the awesome project and inspiration. It was a blast to make.

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terrefirmax2 (author)2014-07-29

Well done and easy to follow instructions. Finally, something to do with that odd assortment of materials I have. If anyone in Tampa wants to make these I have TONS of this type of supplies.

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wcrain1 (author)2014-04-27

I did this. It a very fun project and it works well. I really like your videos and i will try to do more

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rheath2 (author)2014-01-15

damn

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abendowski (author)2013-06-27

Awesome design, perfect for a starter base on my assassin's glove

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cleage001 (author)2013-03-10

I'm gonna assume this isn't a final version, so...
Try adding knuckle protection and a fold-out blade that pops behind your elbow, so that for when, in the video, you popped the gauntlet forward, you'd have a blade. Also, in a combat situation, you'd have extra force for punching and an elbow knife for quick dispatches.

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x1expert1x (author)2012-10-04

Lol it would be awsome if you can punch through bricks lol take down houses with your fists :DD

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chase32615 (author)x1expert1x2012-11-20

the power of Chuck Norris has almost been harnessed into gauntlets LOL

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h8864 (author)chase326152013-03-07

now all you need to do is make them for your feet!

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nox1468 (author)2012-12-07

nice work! though i have a suggestion, perhaps you could screw velcro straps to the gauntlet, alowing you to tighten the gauntlet and give you a better grip.

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shakeval (author)2012-11-20

well dude, if you use a heat gun you can make the PVC pipe a lot easier to work with.
overall a cool little instructable

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The nerdling (author)2012-11-02

epic

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JACKBARRY (author)2012-10-18

add some knuckle busters and the pyro system that shoots flame and a assasins creed hidden blade then well then that would be awesome.

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jacob121 (author)2012-10-04

thanks for the idear i punch my brother in the head and cracked his skull

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pyromanic (author)2012-10-04

can you build a pyro system. that is a thing that mounts on to you arm a shoots a jet of flame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efdDsba-gjk&feature=related

that would be so cool. you are so good a making things you could make that.

thanks
Pyromanic

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pyromanic (author)2012-10-02

You Rock going to the hardwhere store right now.

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DanYHKim (author)2012-09-28

I am so impressed, I can't even begin to express it in words. Please wait for a few minutes while I indulge in some interpretive dance.
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OK.
Wow! You can also block a sword with them.
You might consider sewing gloves to the bolt and pipe that makes the handle, so they can stay on your hands. Your extended fingers can still project out the front so you can manipulate things, but your fist will be inside the gauntlet for punching.

Your videography is excellent. The edits and transitions leave only the relevant parts of the action, without all the extraneous setup stuff that can make a how-to video boring. The focus, stability and lighting are first-rate as well. A real cut or two above most Instructables videos. With this level of production quality, I hope you will make more Instructables in the future.

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Thanks for your kind words

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shantinath1000 (author)2012-09-28

very nice- a modern take on an ancient weapon-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cestus

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Lorddrake (author)2012-09-28

now what you need to do is bolt a second hing onto the back of the gauntlet (over the first one) leaving the top most hinge free. sharpen up the edgeds of the free top hinge, and design a spring loaded opening/closing system ..

Instant Katar

MUH HA HA HA HA

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DanYHKim (author)Lorddrake2012-09-28

That's a great idea! A super-badass Ninja accessory!

If the swinging part of the hinge is cut down the middle, making a double-blade, you can also use it to capture sword blades in the cleft, then break them by rotating your arms - like a sai.

Man, Iron Man has nothing on you!

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ilpug (author)2012-09-28

Oh wow. Applause sir, applause.

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FrozenIce (author)ilpug2012-09-28

I concur. A truly ingenious design.

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wilgubeast (author)2012-09-17

That's awesome. Someone needs to show those paving stones what's up.

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bleepblorp (author)2012-09-16

Have you had any issues with the gauntlet slipping? The design is great, and seems to leave a ton of room for customization. Well done!

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No, I haven't. I thought about adding a velcrow strap around the wrist to hold it in place, but it works fine without one and allows them to be picked up and dropped much more quickly.

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Chiana_Rei (author)2012-09-15

The trick lies in concentrating the force of the blow along a thin enough line. This is why brick breakers usually use the knife edge of the hand instead of the knuckles. The intention of the force is also important as you should be aiming past the brick not at it. And please if you do this be sure to suspend the slabs above the ground on either end, if you try to do this against the flat ground you will break your hand gauntlet or not.. One improvement would be to weight the gauntlet more at the edge this will increase the striking force considerably.

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Dusk Shadows (author)2012-09-15

When i was about 12 i could punch threw concreat but i tried about an hour after watching this AND I COULDN'T DO IT!!!!!! so im trying this

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mikeasaurus (author)2012-09-15

Great stuff!

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yapoyo (author)2012-09-15

I can break wood but not concrete. That is, until i found out about these.

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PotatoCoffee (author)2012-09-15

Awesome! I've always wanted to do that!

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