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Picture of Super simple wooden nunchucks.
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disclaimer: check your local laws to make sure they are not illegal where you live before making them, don't hit anyone with these and use common sense. I am not responsible for anything stupid you do with them.

What you need :
Wooden dowel rod 3/4 inches thick ,14 inches long
Small chain
Drill & drill bit
2 crown bolts
Aviation snips (or something else that can cut chain)
Some type of saw




 
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Step 1: Saw & drill

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First take your saw and cut the wooden dowel rod in half so you have two pieces that are about seven inches long. Then find a drill bit that is a little smaller then the crown bolts screw and drill a hole in the top center of each rod. Make the hole about 1 1/2 inches deep.

Step 2: Cutting the chain

Picture of cutting the chain
Use your aviation snips to cut the chain, it make take a couple of tries for the chain to cut.

Step 3: Securing the chain

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Take a crown bolt and screw one into each rod all the way up to its hook.
Put one end of the chain over one of the crown bolt's hook and squeeze it closed with pliers (for a better grip) Take the other end of the chain and do the same with the other crown bolt.


Step 4: Your done!!

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And your done! Now you can show off your new pair of wooden nunchucks to your friends ( not recommended because they will want to play with them and will probably end up knocking someone out...most likely you), play with (not recommended you will probably knock yourself out) or use as a decoration (recommended for obvious reasons )    
EmcySquare4 years ago
Nunchucks are a strange type of waepon: the type that tends to hurt yourself while you learn to use them. I make some this very same way many years ago in school but they turned out to be unrelialbe and very dangerous.

Fisrt the metal hook is not designet to resiste that tipe of use and tends to break, so the part od dowel you are not holding will fly and risk to hurt someone. If you whant to make chained nunchuck (chinese style) you need a better and safer way to attach the chain to the dowel. Otherwise stick to the cord type (japanese)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Nunchucks-Nunchakus-how-to-make-them/

7 inches seems to be too short, but might depend on your body size. 10 is better for an average adult.
chessman908 (author)  EmcySquare4 years ago
that's never happened to me and I have had them for over like 6 months.