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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
 
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Step 1: Things you need:

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

Step 2: Preparations

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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

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

Step 4: Creating the barrel

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

Step 5: Get it together!

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now tape it all together!!

Step 6: Adding the spring

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now just slide the spring on and youre almost set

Step 7: Fire!

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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

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.
Imu093 years ago
Cool, Iv'e got to try this!
coolis50 (author)  Imu093 years ago
Please do! Let me know how it goes!
Imu09 coolis503 years ago
Great! I was surprised by the power of this thing. Favourited and 5*
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Imu09 Imu092 years ago
Aaaw sh*tt, I lost mine.
coolis50 (author)  Imu092 years ago
Make another one ;)
Imu09 coolis5019 days ago

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

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coolis50 (author)  Imu0918 days ago

Saw your reply, couldn't help myself.

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i tried making mine and the clothes pins kept splitting for some reason so i used superglue to reinforce it
FrozenIce4 years ago
Thanks a ton it is a genious idea
coolis50 (author)  FrozenIce4 years ago
You're welcome!
GillesM955 years ago
 How do i do this ? i cant even get the spring open 1 mm !
coolis50 (author)  GillesM954 years ago
use the force, or a screwdriver...
5120035 years ago
awesome
hamby405 years ago
VERY good desing but here is a tip: make the firing hole bigger and it shootes better!
fun. if you use the flat toothpicks, you can shoot 2 at a time lol.
bigfootduck6 years ago
NICE DESIGN!! very easy to load and very easy to shoot! it also has lots of power!
should the toothpick be loose inside the barrel?
coolis50 (author)  somecreativename146 years ago
kinda... but just a bit
kevindion6 years ago
got to make one
great idea! this took me a little longer than 5mins, but it works great.
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!
sweet, I need to make one of these. Favorited and 5*
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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toddwfo6 years ago
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!
ubr.bzkr6 years ago
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 (author)  ubr.bzkr6 years ago
Glad u liked it!!!
coolis50 (author) 6 years ago
I am really sorry for not-answering but ive been ona trip... BUT NOW IM BACK!!!
anonomas296 years ago
how far does it shoot
mictain6667 years ago
very ingenious, nice instructable =]
MacSoap7 years ago
good but, how do you fire it?