Introduction: Popsicle Stick Swiss Army Knife Prop

Swiss Army Knife made out of popsicle sticks!

This is a Swiss Army Knife prop that YOU can make using only a couple of popsicle sticks (tounge depressor type).

NOTE: I do not know how to make the blades stop when fully extended. You can turn them until they hit the other side of the stopper. I did not have a Swiss Army Knife available while making this Instructable.

Please post a solution if you can.

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You will need:

 - 6 popsicle sticks (wide type)

 - Superglue

 - Drill

 - Jigsaw (optional)

 - 1/2cm drill bit

 - Sandpaper 150 grit and 280 grit

 - Pen or marker

This is not a Step-by-step Instructable, so I'm hoping you understand the process from the image notes.

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TheGeek1984 made it!(author)2012-01-15
OK, after I drew that up, I had to try it. So since I had some popsicle sticks lying around, I grabbed one and this is what I got.
  1. Just like the picture, there is a notch on the same side as side C. Sides A and C are roughly the same length, and B actually came out pretty even too.
  2. I found that it was easier to leave side A rather long, then drill the hole out, and then shorten it to match C.
  3. The dotted line is just where I tapered the blade, and I colored in the notch for the thumb to pull out the blade. The other notch...I'm not really sure why that's there, maybe aesthetics? I was going off of my little Swiss Army blade.
Again, this is just a rough work up of what I drew last night. I just wanted to make sure that it was possible. Good luck on version 2!
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colorex made it!(author)2012-01-15

Great! I'll send you a patch for doing my knife!

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Thanu03 made it!(author)2016-05-10

can you please look at my tutorial

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TheGeek1984 made it!(author)2012-01-15

Awesome! Thanks for the patch!

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TheGeek1984 made it!(author)2012-01-15

So, from what I gather from looking at my knife and opening and closing it, this is how you make the blades stop when opening them.

I apologize for the crudeness and poor handwriting...

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colorex made it!(author)2012-01-15

Hahaha Yes! This is coming up in version two. Thanks for your help!

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TheGeek1984 made it!(author)2012-01-15

Not a problem. I wasn't sure if you'd had a reply yet, and I knew from watching shows like "How It's Made", the mechanics of it. But I had to see it in action by opening and closing my knife before I felt like I could even try to articulate it. I hope it helps!

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gUmMy_BeAr made it!(author)2011-09-25

omg omg omg omg omg im soooo going to make one

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-25

Cool! I'm happy you like it!

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mrsmerwin made it!(author)2017-02-04

I have to try this soon.

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Master+Wasi made it!(author)2014-07-06

Wow! really cool.:)

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ansh90 made it!(author)2014-02-15

you know you can break an actual knife and drill a hole and replace the traditional wood right?

but be careful when breaking the knife

use the small ones on not the bud bread knife or something like that

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Mahmoud+Alaa made it!(author)2012-04-20
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Mahmoud+Alaa made it!(author)2012-04-20

here is mine

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Snow+man made it!(author)2012-01-02

good job! going to make one!

P.S. how the blades come out of the knife?

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colorex made it!(author)2012-01-04

They swing over a wooden axle.

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Robot+Lover made it!(author)2011-10-15

This is pretty cool! You should put a little wood filler or bondo over it so it's smoother.

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colorex made it!(author)2011-10-15

Comin' up in the new version!

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colorex made it!(author)2011-10-15

Comin' up in the new version!

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nattyclem made it!(author)2011-10-12

brilliant instructable, I love it and are probably going to make one.
well done and I really hope you win a prize. with you all the way.

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colorex made it!(author)2011-10-12

Thanks! Im sooooo glad you like it! Thanks for your good wishes! You're just so awesome!

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-30

LOL Thanks for commenting!

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agis68 made it!(author)2011-09-29

I used to do spoons and knifes from popsicles many years ago...I think this is really worthing the prize......good luck...i will try to make one....(not very sure for the result)....

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-30

Thanks!

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Mahmoud+Alaa made it!(author)2011-09-26

it's cool but i make a single knife 7 month ago and i try very hard to make it sharp but wood cant be sharp like knife and i don't think that this is sharp and it is very cool man and i will upload a better knife with a junk metal

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mr.mountaineer made it!(author)2011-09-29

i have made many wood knives and they can be just as sharp as metal they just don't hold an edge very long but can be sharp enough to shave hair

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-26

It's just a replica... It's not meant to be sharp...

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ZoDo made it!(author)2011-09-26

Realy cool!!! This can be a great gift for kids.

P.S: Why don't you paint it so that it has an even more realistic look

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-26

I already did, but haven't uploaded...

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ZoDo made it!(author)2011-09-26

Nice. Almost like my original Swiss army knife :P

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-26

Yeah! I had one that had a knife, a sandpaper-ish thingy, a couple of tweezers and a toothpick. I lost it lots o time ago...

This one is about double the size.

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-26

There you go.

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Imadeit made it!(author)2011-09-25

Awesome!!

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LaffyDuck187 made it!(author)2011-09-25

i carved this with my swiss army knife.lol

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-25

Hahaha LOL

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nutsandbolts_64 made it!(author)2011-09-24

Daaaaaannngggggg.... I was going to do this someday, except, again, someone else beat me to it :/ Oh well :D

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-24

You can still do it :)

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tobyscool made it!(author)2011-09-24

So Cool!!!
Going to make one right now :P

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-24

I mean when... :S

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-24

Cool! Post a picture of it ejem youre done!

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Kiteman made it!(author)2011-09-22

This sort of project really needs to be in the proper step-by-step style.

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-22

I agree. But I had little time...

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-21

I have found a solution to the problem posted above. Please expect it in the Popsicle Stick Swiss Knife 2.0! Coming soon!

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l8nite made it!(author)2011-09-21

thats really cool, to bad there's another glitch in instructables and all your picture notes are the same thing ! This would make a great step by step "ible"

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-21

BTW, I don't get that glitch...

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-21

Awww, too bad. Since you ask, i'll do a Step by Step. But not right now. I'll let you know when it's done :)

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tyeo098 made it!(author)2011-09-21

Pretty freaking cool!

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colorex made it!(author)2011-09-21

Thanks! Feel free to rate it!

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