Introduction: Toothpick Shooter

In this Instructable I will show you how to make a toothpick shooter...
yes, I did not invent this... but, I modified it so it is simpler for you out there to make it










I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THE SHOOTER

Step 1: Things You Need:

1) Razor knife
2) Tape (any kind)
3) Clothespin

Step 2: Preparations

Start off by splitting the clothespin and marking it as shown

Then cut out your marks with the Razor knife, but only one should have the jack

Step 3: More Preparations

now create a corner right about where im showing in the pic

Step 4: Creating the Barrel

now create the barrel... i guess that you understand what you should do from the pics

Step 5: Get It Together!

now tape it all together!!

Step 6: Adding the Spring

now just slide the spring on and youre almost set

Step 7: Fire!

Cut one end from a toothpick - Tada! Ammo!


Pusth the flat end into the barrel, until the spring snaps into the notch.


Happy Shooting!





// Coolis50

Comments

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grubblybubbly made it!(author)2010-01-03

cool! you got this from "mini weapons of mass destruction". i have that book, it's worth looking into for anyone who likes to make easy catapults and the like from household items.

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Imu09 made it!(author)2012-06-05

Cool, Iv'e got to try this!

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coolis50 made it!(author)2012-06-05

Please do! Let me know how it goes!

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Imu09 made it!(author)2012-06-09

Great! I was surprised by the power of this thing. Favourited and 5*

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Imu09 made it!(author)2012-10-22

Aaaw sh*tt, I lost mine.

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coolis50 made it!(author)2012-10-23

Make another one ;)

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Imu09 made it!(author)2015-07-12

:D 3 Years later and I finally got around to it. Still awesome though!

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coolis50 made it!(author)2015-07-13

Saw your reply, couldn't help myself.

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guitarplayer19 made it!(author)2013-04-23

i tried making mine and the clothes pins kept splitting for some reason so i used superglue to reinforce it

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FrozenIce made it!(author)2010-09-30

Thanks a ton it is a genious idea

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coolis50 made it!(author)2010-09-30

You're welcome!

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GillesM95 made it!(author)2010-03-29

 How do i do this ? i cant even get the spring open 1 mm !

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coolis50 made it!(author)2010-09-08

use the force, or a screwdriver...

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512003 made it!(author)2010-01-24

awesome

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hamby40 made it!(author)2009-10-30

VERY good desing but here is a tip: make the firing hole bigger and it shootes better!

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Father+Christmas made it!(author)2009-03-09

fun. if you use the flat toothpicks, you can shoot 2 at a time lol.

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bigfootduck made it!(author)2009-03-06

NICE DESIGN!! very easy to load and very easy to shoot! it also has lots of power!

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somecreativename14 made it!(author)2009-01-15

should the toothpick be loose inside the barrel?

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coolis50 made it!(author)2009-02-03

kinda... but just a bit

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kevindion made it!(author)2009-01-19

got to make one

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peanutthegreat made it!(author)2009-01-14

great idea! this took me a little longer than 5mins, but it works great.

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mikentamtelusnet made it!(author)2008-12-31

very cool litte unit! not sure if I should show my kids how I made it or not! making another one for a friend of mine for his birthday - he's gonna love it!

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Oompa-Loompa made it!(author)2008-11-05

sweet, I need to make one of these. Favorited and 5*

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blackicysheep made it!(author)2008-10-13

MacSoap. To shoot it I'm guessing all you have to do is press down on the top of the spring until it comes out of the slot it's in.

=)

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toddwfo made it!(author)2008-09-21

I made one kinda like this to shoot strike anywhere matches, way back in the day before the Al Gore invented the internet.... turn the match to the spring clip and you get a fire gun,Don't try this at a gas station!

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ubr.bzkr made it!(author)2008-08-14

This is cool. The first time I shot mine I was very impressed by its power. I hit a wall and I found the toothpick five feet behind me. nice job.

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coolis50 made it!(author)2008-08-28

Glad u liked it!!!

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coolis50 made it!(author)2008-08-28

I am really sorry for not-answering but ive been ona trip... BUT NOW IM BACK!!!

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anonomas29 made it!(author)2008-08-12

how far does it shoot

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mictain666 made it!(author)2008-08-01

very ingenious, nice instructable =]

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MacSoap made it!(author)2008-07-29

good but, how do you fire it?

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