Introduction: Throwing Spikes

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I'm going show u how to make some throwing needles u can use at home itll take about 10 minutes

Step 1: Tools

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To make these throwing spikes ur gonna need some needle nosed pliers,some wire cutters,a metal coat hanger,a block of styrofoam,a trashbag,some yarn(optional),and foil(optional)

Step 2: Cut the Hanger

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all u have to do is cut the coat hanger at the darker spots in the picture.

Step 3: Bending the Needles

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if u dont have any needles nosed pliers u can just use normal ones.If u do have some u can use them to bend the end down.

Step 4: You Should Get Something Like This

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the tital says it all

Step 5: Details

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u can add some foil on the top to make it easier to find in the grass.Then u can wrap it in the yarn how ever u want to.


BrokenArsenal (author)2008-03-13

Yo great job with this i just have 1 problem. how do u throw them so they're stable?

black hole (author)BrokenArsenal2011-12-04

Look for the book 'Japanese Throwing Weapons' by Danny Fletcher.

Neat idea. A heavy gauge piano wire might work better, as it would be a lot stiffer. You'd make the point with a file, and... I'm going to do an Instructable on this. As far as throwing it, It looks like the yarn is supposed to act like the fletching on an arrow or dart, if that's the case you'd hold it like a hammer by the yarn covered part with the tip pointing forward in-line with your forearm, and release... I'll add that part to my Instructable as well. I thought he did a pretty good job on this Instructable, clear pictures through every step, spelling was the only thing lacking.

Thundertydus (author)2009-04-22

Bailing wire, Sharpened with a twine handle

bowmaster (author)2009-01-03

I made one of these out of 14 gauge wire. I bent the handle more and used black duct tape as the handle.

yerapothead (author)2007-07-28

hey cut this guy some slack. . . these r ment to b thrown like knives not like needles i already knew about this b4 i saw it and can already throw them good and dont get mad at him if u cant get it to stick just look 4 a vid or insructions on how to throw knives and practice it a little and you should get the hang of it

XI3 (author)2007-06-01

yah man this is a good basic instructable. it is smart enough to work and it has helped me start about three or four upgrades on it. who cares if it is not the best in the world but not much are. these simple ones really help out starting new really ausome ideas.

dartman (author)2006-09-01

srry n3gat1v3 but i agree with titaniumforg and beanwuar i even tried these things to humor you but they were fairly lame

SnuffyDaPenguin (author)dartman2007-05-19

It helps if you put some kind of flight on them, no matter how small.

stickkid712 (author)2006-10-23

Hey. Assholes. Your talkin to a kid like you expect something great out of him. I did this except with some thick coper wiring and it works great. I use all kinds of throwing weapons and i have to say that spike slide out of your hand easier so he had a great idea but just needed some thicker material. Oh and if your gonna criticize, make sure you try the f****n spikes first. Christ Almighty. You're supposed to be on this site to learn new things not bitch at everyone's ideas. I havn't made an instructable yet cause right now i'm learnin the tricks of the trade. So yeah i'm done.

Amen. Notice that there is a "be nice" policy on the site, so you shouldn't criticize people work. If you think it sucks so bad, why would you bother posting in the first place? By the way, nice instructable, mine work great!

I put mine in a little leather pouch that opens at the top, and strapped to my wrist. That way I can just flick my arm out at what ever I'm trying to hit, and get a scatter shot of like 5 at a time.

climberslacker (author)2007-05-14

Well, I know this isn;t going to make me any friends. but as put-put used to always say, here goes nothing. I support him. I think that the fact that its is his/ her first instructable means that they like the site enough to add their own content, and I personally think that it is a nice cool thing. just my two cents. as always 31337

Coffee bean (author)2006-10-18

hey give the guy his cerdit it isn't as bad as "sweet n' low burns" he he he he he he he he he (:

stick1985 (author)2006-10-02

those an't exactly throwing spikes throwing spiks have a point at both endsand do not have aney form of flites on thim witch is basicly what the bent over end is

Lithoboli (author)2006-09-25

When men are ridiculed for creativity, the offenders shall be ridiculed for monotony.

Sidney Floyd (author)2006-09-06

i agree with beanwaur 'this is my first instructable' translates to: this is the only excuse i got for a useless, poorly thought out instructable

CanDo (author)2006-09-05

!!MALL NINJA!! Guys, if any of you clicked on this expecting a real throwing spike and laughed out loud, don't go away yet. Just go to your home depot, or lowes or whatever, and grab some largish spike/nails. Cut off the heads and smooth them down. You now have shuriken. Now go find someone to teach you how to use them properly :)

SizzleBacon_12341 (author)2006-07-26

its a good idea but maybe different materal and RIAA: you even made an egg for making blowdant ammo and wrapping it in lead wire...WRAP IT IN LEAD WIRE AND GROW UP.......................................................Oh, and maybe u can flame it by dipping it in gas,lighting it and throwing it

N3gat1v3 (author)2006-07-24

o and im gonna make 2 more insructables today

Blackavar (author)N3gat1v32006-07-24

Inscrutables, perhaps. You'd do well to listen to titaniumfrog - you could also pick up some slightly thicker drill rod or tool steel rods from onlinemetals - they'll harden in water or oil, depending on the composition of the particular steel. Harden them, then draw the temper, and you'll have some actually usable spikes.

titaniumfrog (author)2006-07-24

First off, coat hangers are made from a low carbon steel, not a tool steel, second as stated above they really wouldnt have enough weight and the kinks in the wire arent helpning either. If you want to vastly improve you design go to home depot and buy some cheap steel rod. Its alrieady staight and a higher carbon steel, more ideal for tools. And NO i dont have any instructables, but i do know something about metal.

N3gat1v3 (author)2006-07-24

srry typo

theRIAA (author)2006-07-23

...they dont have enough weight, they arnt sharp enough, and your 8 years old arnt you...

N3gat1v3 (author)theRIAA2006-07-23

u have to throwing em hard it takes about a week to master throwing em

N3gat1v3 (author)2006-07-23

and u dont just toss em riaa u throw em at about 122 mph is my speed

N3gat1v3 (author)2006-07-23 can tell u a lot if ur a n00b and throwing knives and stuff ive been at it for almost 1 year and this is where i got the idea to make em. u can sharpen em on the street or a metal file.

N3gat1v3 (author)2006-07-23

dude at the end u throw them at the styrofoam duh!

SizzleBacon_12341 (author)2006-07-23

use as ammo in a blowgun

TheCheese9921 (author)2006-07-23

now what do i do??????

N3gat1v3 (author)2006-07-23

these r my throwing spikes

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