Introduction: MAGLITE NUNCHAKU NUNCHUKS

A bunch of my Instructables are starting with warnings.....so here we go

DO NOT MAKE THIS!

Nunchaku, Nunchuks, Danger Sticks, whatever you call them, are dangerous! In some countries they are illegal to own, use, or even think about.

Nunchaku made out of MagLites.....Forget about it.

So Why did I make Nunchaku out of two big 3 D size battery MagLites? Lots of reasons. My Daughter's middle name is Dangerous. My Son's Middle name is Trouble. They need someone to look up to. I wanted a pair of MagLite Nunchaku, and they do not sale them in stores, or ever will.

And I wanted to enter them in some Instructables contests, so please vote, Thanks.

Make it Glow Contest

And Enchanted Objects Contest (I think if I made something exist that never existed before, That is Enchanted)

Step 1: MATERIALS

(2) Big MagLites I used the ones that hold three D size batteries.

(2) 5/16" Eye-bolts

(2) 3/16" chain quick-links

(1) 3/16" chain swivel-link

(4) 5/16" flat washers

(4) 5/16" lock-nuts

Step 2: TOOLS AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Gloves

Safety Glasses

Hack saw

Drill with 5/16" Drill Bit

File or Multi-tool with a file

1/2" Wrench and Ratchet With 1/2" Socket

Step 3: TAKE OFF THE TAIL CAP

Take off the tail cap of the MagLite. You will have to take off the spring and take out the spare bulb that is in the tail cap. MagLite is a cool company. They make cool flashlights with a spot to store a spare bulb, that they include. As cool of a company that they are, the next step will probably void your warranty.

Step 4: MAKE a HOLE

You will need to drill a 5/16" hole in each tail-cap. Once again Mag-Lite has thought of everything and made a dimple, in the center, on the inside of the tail-cap. All you have to do is clamp the tail-caps and drill a hole, right in the center.

Step 5: TEST FIT THE EYE-BOLT

I used regular nuts to test fit the eye-bolts. One nut first, then one washer, then the tail-cap, then one washer, then one nut. I saw that the eye-bolt was about 5/8" too long.

Step 6: CUT AND FILE EYE-BOLT

Clamp up your eye-bolts and cut off the unneeded threads. Clean up the rough edges with a file. We would not want any sharp edges on our MagLite Nunchaku, that might make them dangerous.

Step 7: ASSEMBLE

Assemble the eye-bolts to the tail-caps. Lock-nut, washer, tail-cap, washer, lock-nut.

Put the battery spring back in the tail-cap.

Screw the tail-cap into the Mag-Lite.

Attach the two Mag-Lites together by screwing the chain quick-links to the chain swivel-link.

Step 8: ENJOY

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Comments

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confu (author)2014-12-19

Sick :D
A video of you spinning them around in darkness with the Maglites on would be great! Suppose it would go viral on Youtube ;)
But don´t hurt yourself :)

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SamuraiBobX26 (author)2014-12-04

That is awesome. And the fact that they still work makes it even better.

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tomatoskins (author)2014-12-02

Interesting Idea. I like it!

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Thanks for the comment. I think I have lots of unique ideas, until I do a web search, or look on Instructables and find a hundred or so versions of my "unique" idea. When I did a search on Maglite Nunchaku, the only thing I found was a two year old comment on a blog saying it would be cool if someone had made some. As far as I know, I may be the first person crazy enough to actually have built them.

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skepticaljay (author)2014-12-02

Awesome. I am not going to make these right now!

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Way to be safe.

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FbO Vorcha (author)2014-12-02

Good thing they got that bulgy end on them, because once you start flipping those around with batteries in them - they're gonna get real hard to hang onto.

Great idea, never would have thought of these on my own.

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I have only played with these a little while. The extra weight, compared to normal nunchuku, makes a big difference. The knurling and girth make for a pretty good grip but the bulgy ends have come into play. They have already taken a pretty good fall,on concrete, that scraped them up pretty bad but didn't break the bulb!

Thanks for the comment.

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rambocommando (author)2014-12-01

Looks good and if the batteries run out on one then you can just use the other
You've got my vote brother

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