Introduction: Nerf "Battle Spear"

This is a small project to do in about 15 min if you are bored. These can be fun to use in mini battles with your friends or whatever, that's what I do. It's really easy and really fast, and cut me some slack, it's my first instructable, ok?

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will need....

1. a long cardboard tube (best to use one from wrapping paper)

2. bullet/ missile tip from a nerf gun or something like that...needs to be small enough to fit in cardboard tube, but big enough to be snug in there. you can use many different things for this part, see what you have and pick the best one

3. (optional) rubber bands to put around the cardboard tube for grips

4. (optional, but highly reccomended) lots and lots of duct tape to put on cardboard tube. this helps prevent rips and damage to you spear

Step 2: Assembley

This is not too complicated, but let me know if you have trouble...

1. cut one of the cardboard tubes several inches shorther than the other (exactly how much shorter, you will have to judge, it depends on your choice of spear tip). the shorter tube will be the inner tube

2. crease the shorter tube into a kind of "V" or "U" shape (picture below...). the bottom line is that this thing has gotta fit inside the longer/outer tube...you decide how to make it fit well...it has to be snug...

3. stick the shorter/inner tube inside the longer/outer tube. make sure that one of the ends of the long tube is even with one of the ends of the short tube. obviously the other ends will be uneven, creating space for your spear tip.

4. fit the spear tip inside the longer/outer tube...push it all the way down to where the shorter/inner tube is.

5. now, wrap the longer/outer tube up with lots and lots of duct tape, this is neccisary in order to have a really good battle, free of repair breaks (i would hope)

6. finally add rubber band grips if you please, and any extra details you come up with.....improvise and be creative, also send any cool improvments to me in a comment, please!!!


This shouldn't be to dificult, and have fun with this thing. Also this is a slightly improved version, the second/shorter/inner tube is new. the duct tape was not enough....enjoy!

Comments

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Plo Koon (author)2011-03-13

Could you use PVC pipe?

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ReVibe (author)2009-03-07

We're not in preschool. Lose the counting okay? Wait does 11 come after 8, maybe I forgot...

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Tayl90mm (author)ReVibe2010-01-29

We do have a be nice policy. don't forget.

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scottmiller (author)2010-01-03

Just so you know I've made these before and it works much better if you fill it with rolled up paper then squirt a bottle of glue into the tube. Then use duct tape to close the end so no glue can leak out. Wait a few days for it to dry and then its done. pretty good instructable though

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Ashix (author)2009-03-10

If you want to make it stronger take some more tubes cut one slice down the full length and insert entirely into the "spear" the more tubes on the inside the stronger it is.

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themasterpyro (author)2007-09-07

im gonna hide a nail juuuuust under the soft tip:]

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lol or better yet... 2 nails

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Evil Bike (author)Wafflicious2009-01-01

hu hu......or three...

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mg0930mg (author)Evil Bike2009-01-20

FOUR!

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Evil Bike (author)mg0930mg2009-01-20

wait, wait.....f...f...f...FIVE!!!

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mg0930mg (author)Evil Bike2009-01-21

Seven... right?

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Evil Bike (author)mg0930mg2009-01-21

hold on let me check.....*sings # song*...i can only git to five. but i think so...

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mg0930mg (author)Evil Bike2009-01-21

Yay.

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cmd1237 (author)2008-07-24

kewl

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eliboom (author)2007-01-25

that looks fun to do, but i just fight my friends with sticks and shields but still if you used that and a nerf gun just to play around it would be fun

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wimpiam (author)eliboom2007-10-07

My friends and i have a lot of modded longshots that like shoot the distance of a football field (no wind of course :P) and we play like military here on the military base we live on. anyways we shot a MP from so far he didnt see us!!! (a rooftop)

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pyr0man1ac (author)2007-08-07

so simple yet so smart.....

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Sniper (author)2007-06-19

Tats collio I like it Imma gonna use a bromm handle i an see it now Oh Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd it BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURnnnnnnnnnnnSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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dreamparacite (author)2007-06-06

Looks interesting, I've never owned anything "Nerf", my friends have, but I haven't, it's weird. Anyway, looks neat. Also, don't ask people to go "easy on you" because it's your first, without harsh criticism you can't make good changes.

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Nerf-a-Rama (author)2007-03-24

You could like rubber band some stringy red stuff to it to make it look something like spears in Dynasty Warriors 4

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Vanfisa (author)2007-01-11

well... could make it out of steel if you really want it to be that strong... might be a good thing to test on jackass...

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jackass9391 (author)2006-11-28

what the hell is that thing?

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Dieffsta (author)jackass93912006-11-28

whats your problem? its a wierd thingy to scre around with and hit people ok?

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Tomtrocity (author)2006-11-28

Wow, Normaly I would tell you to put a little more effort into this thing, and I still think it could use some work. But to tell you the truth this does its job pretty darn well. So you did OK

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Dieffsta (author)Tomtrocity2006-11-28

use some work??? please let me know send a pic of what you might do...im all for improving any of my instructablesi really want to know how i can make it better in any way so please get back to me..

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jackass9391 (author)2006-11-28

uh, i just dont know what to say

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Dieffsta (author)jackass93912006-11-28

is that negative? yeah i know its sorta lame okay? jeez give me a break

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Dieffsta (author)2006-11-28

dont know what to say? yeah its sorta lame, i know...but the battles get fun, so dont dis this thing haha

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Dieffsta (author)2006-11-28

yeah it is kinda flimsy...im workin on, post any other new ideas

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theRIAA (author)2006-11-27

put some fins of it and launch it out of a potato gun... RAPID FIRE now were talken

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vader406 (author)2006-11-27

It seems flimsy even with duct tape...

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