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In this project we're taking boring old clothespins, and up-cycling them into powerful matchstick & toothpick shooters, that will stick into apples, a...
This project was inspired by instructables author "Samarai" and his awesome tutorial on making a Clothespin Gun.
A Matchstick Gun is essential to your collection of desktop weaponry. This little pocket pistol will shoot a matchstick with power, blast toothpick...
All we need for this project is; Some wood glue A utility knife A simple clothespin (Just make sure it's the wooden kind with the metal s...
To make the peg gun, you'll first need to remove the spring, and place the two wooden pieces, back to back, so the notches line up near the center. N...
Ok, it's time to make this permanent. The flat sides of both pieces should be coated with a bit of wood glue, and pressed together. I tried using a ...
To attach the spring, I find it works best to put the forward spring hook over the outside notch, then bend the spring open so the other spring hook c...
This gun is made for shooting wooden matchsticks, and they should slide loosely into the barrel. If your barrel is too tight, you can dry drilling i...
If your barrel is too big and makes the tip of the shooter look awkward, feel free to modify the tip until it meets your liking. Well there's how to ...
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I made a miniature :D
Cutted a little bad; but first instructables!!
why would it not be?
if the part of the spring that is not suposed to move (the one that is in the ")" shape hole) jumps out, just use a file and turn the ")" into "]" like this
Forgive me for being an old fogey but all I see is a dangerous weapon that could easily cause injury or property damage, even under 'normal' use. Pointed projectiles that can blast into fruit can as easily blind a person or animal. Flaming matches can easily cause a fire when they land, especially if they go off target. Publishing plans like this where ANYONE of any age can see them is asking for trouble.
someone, quick! contact the army so we can get one of these into every soldier's hands.
You could use it in the snow and when they fall into the snow they would be easily distinguished. And, if you don't have snow, fire onto a concrete surface away from flammable objects.
" Old and in the way , that's what I heard them say " ............. :)
Yet , I left California , unburntdown .
You can't have a BB gun. You will put your eye out. Yawn. I'm 69, have heard variations of that stuff since about 1950, when I got my first Red Rider. Think of it as a Darwin moment. The weak perish, the strong survive, and good riddance to the weak.
I made this thing
it shoots really well I even made a metal shot out of a used rivet!
I made this
it shoots epically !!!! Thanks for the ible !!!!!
a bit tricky to cut the parts out of the clip. mine doesn't really shoot far, maybe round about 2 metres. and it doesn't hit hard, I don't got one of my ammo in a apple. but all in all a nice toy or evening-project
Late comment, again, can I make it shoot something else
Nice instructable.....but I used more then a knife :-P
Use a white-tipped strike-anywhere kitchen match for ammo. Load the match so that the tip is inside of the pistol. This is the opposite of the orientation shown in the photos. When the pistol is fired, the spring strikes the tip, both lighting the match and launching it at the same time. Used to make these as a kid 40+ years ago...
i heard a story that some kids made a shooter like how you described it and started a fire and burned down a house, no offence, but this is an original idea
THAT. SOUNDS. AWESOME.
can u use super glue
This sounds like a fun project. I am gonna make two of them when I get home from school today. Thanks for the fun idea.
Great, what a Original Idea !!!
very impressive and intuitive Grant! this is a "Have to do"!
Awesome project. Made a few and had a fun and safe fire fight.
Uncle Ray showed my brother and I how to make these , right around 1960 . 9 and 10 years old , we were . Great fun , shooting matches every which way on a summer evening . Pure dumb luck we never set anything more important than each other on fire , we could have burned down all of south California . Make one ! ( Or two , they're small ) . Just don't let the kids play with them , without suitable body armor , and only in the swimming pool ...... :)
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