Step 2: What Is a Mini Matchstick Gun?
This little pocket pistol will shoot a matchstick with power, blast toothpicks into fruit, and lob fiery darts.
The best parts is, it can be made fairly easily and for almost nothing!
Step 3: What You'll Need
- Some wood glue
- A utility knife
- A simple clothespin (Just make sure it's the wooden kind with the metal spring.)
- Some scrap paper
- Wooden matches
- Wooden toothpicks
Step 4: Making The Mini Peg Gun
Next, make a marking on the top piece about half an inch from the hole, and an angled marking on the bottom. (see the picture for reference)
Just for convenience, I went ahead and filled in all the areas that need to be chiseled out with blue pen. So grab your utility knife and carefully carve out all the areas marked in blue.
The long channels made in the center of the pieces are going to act as our gun barrel, so play with them until a wooden matchstick can slide in and out loosely when the two pieces are pressed together.
The angled marking, marks the place where you'll need to cut a small notch. This notch needs to angle back to hold the spring in place when you replace it.
When your pieces are carved and placed back to back, they should look like what you see in the picture.