Well, seeing as there had been Instructables to make PVC weapons lately ( Tonfas, Nunchucks ) I decided to share my PVC Bo Staff. I Know that PVC isn't the best material for a Bo Staff, but if you don't have wood or metal, this is the next best thing. It is also quite durable ( If you fill it with cement or sand )
and easy to wield. So, let's get started!
Step 1: Materials
Ok, so for this Bo staff you're going to need these materials:
- About 3-6 feet long ( The length of the staff is up to you ) of 1/2 inch PVC pipe
- 2 PVC endcaps
- Sand or cement ( Optional, but if you want to make your staff stronger, get this )
- PVC glue ( Also optional, but if you don't wanna have the staff falling apart again and again, get this )
- Electrical, Grip, or Duct tape ( Grip tape works best, but I don't have any at the time, so I used Elctrical tape )
Although it looked like a long list, these parts are usually readily available in most homes.
Step 2: Cut The Pipe
Cut the 1/2 inch PVC pipe. A good length of a Bo Staff would be 4-6 feet long. You can also cut it shorter, and you'll have a Jo Staff ( Shorter version of Bo )
Step 3: Apply Endcap
Apply the PVC Endcap to one side of the pipe staff. If you have PVC glue, use it.
Step 4: Optional: Strengthen the staff
Insert your sand or cement to the uncapped end of the staff. This step is optional, but I highly recommend it because it'll strengthen your staff ( It's better if you use cement, but I don't have any at the time, and sand is second best, since it works well too. )
Step 5: Apply other encap
After you filled the staff with the cement or sand ( or not ), apply endcap to the other side of the staff. If you have PVC glue, use it.
Step 6: Apply Tape
Apply grip, duct, or electrical tape on the handle of the staff. Like I said before, grip tape works best, but electrical or duct tape works well too.