Introduction: Skewer Gun

Picture of Skewer Gun

This Instructables will show you how to make a skewer gun with some material that you can find all around your house. It shoot skewer very far !


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Step 1: Materials

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This is the material you will need to built the gun :

  • Piece of wood about 45 to 50 cm
  • Rubber band
  • Black clip or binder clip
  • Screw with a wing-nuts
  • Pen tube or Straw
  • Tape
  • Skewers(Ammo)


  • Multi tool or screwdriver
  • Drill with a drill bit (A bit bigger than your Screw/Wing nuts)

Step 2: Drill the Holes

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Drill 1 to 4 holes in the piece of wood but be sure that the screw can enter easily in the holes and that the last hole won't go farther then 30 cm from the front of the piece of wood.The holes will make that you can change the power of the gun.

Step 3: The Rubber Band Asembling

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In this step,you will need to tape the rubber band in the front of the wood stick

Step 4: The Barrel

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Here, you have to tape the pen tube (Or a straw) at the end of the piece of wood to make the barrel.Tape it as straight as you can. Just pay attention so you don't tape the rubber band on the piece of wood.

Step 5: The Final Assembling

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First, you need to put the screw in the binder clip, then put the binder clip with the screw in a hole and fix it with the wing nuts under the wood stick. Don't screw it to tight. Look at the 3 pictures.

Step 6: Optional - Fore Grip

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If you want to add a grip, its very easy, simply screw in a little piece of wood perpendicular to the long one. Screw it with your Multi- Tool or with a Screwdriver.

Step 7: Get Out and Shoot!

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Here you have your new skewer gun! Now go outside and shoot a target!

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Step 8: How to Load!

This is how to load the gun.**New HD Video**

Step 9: Demonstration Video

This is the demonstration of the shooting! **New HD Video**


JoshuaP14 (author)2015-09-08

that is really cool!

GokulanG (author)2015-05-14

nice gun

mdupuy (author)2014-03-16

Have u ever shot an animal wit this

knex dog (author)2010-09-05

gun puncturs wood nice

nutsandbolts_64 (author)2010-02-10

 update, i can't find any wingnut here in the Philippines so is there any substitute for that?

Patented (author)nutsandbolts_642010-02-10

yes you can also use a normal bolt, wingnut is used here because its easier to use without tool, just by hanh

nutsandbolts_64 (author)Patented2010-02-11


Tzite (author)2009-09-10

made this and moded it. ill post my pics. love this thing. Powerful and durable. My moded gun looks incredibly sleek and i have made ammo clips. I'll make an ible for the ammo clips later. thx for the idea.

nutsandbolts_64 (author)Tzite2009-09-16

I made more like an ammo holder, but your idea's better. I also moded my gun for sharpening the skewers if it gets too dull.

Tzite (author)nutsandbolts_642009-09-16

Nice. By ammo clip i meant moreof a holder but it holds six skewers and they stick out of the front like bayonetts. Also, I now made metal skewers out of metal coathangers and they are much moe powerful but dont travel as far.

nutsandbolts_64 (author)2009-09-16

how do you get the 'skewer' to shoot more than 50 feet, or just 40 feet. Mine only goes 30 feet.

jlkinetics (author)2008-02-15

uhhh did I just witness a "wingnut" being called a "butterfly clip"???

Patented (author)jlkinetics2008-02-16

sorry its because I speak french,I will change it!

Yellow84 (author)Patented2009-05-14

Anyone in Europe will refer to them as butterfly screws or clips

minerug (author)2008-11-18

Im currently designing a skewer Xbow with a gravity feed magazine.. ill post it as soon as i finish

corey_caffeine (author)minerug2009-05-08

you can use my Skew'r Shot as the base for it please don't use elastic for the string

nutsandbolts_64 (author)2009-05-05

its cool but i tink it will be betr if u use garther ( the stuff that makes underwear elastic ) but its still COOL !!!!!!!!! and awesome :)

storm768 (author)2009-04-12

yo i shot my friend then he got made and he made 1 so we got in a gun fight!!! well sweet gun anyway

Kindredfool (author)2008-09-16

OMG PATENTED! you have just made the greatest gun ever! thanks so much and i hope you make more! 5 stars!

stasys (author)2008-08-29

I can get the skewer to stick in cardboard from 40 feet away - Five stars !

Patented (author)stasys2008-08-30


Camisado (author)2008-08-06

PWNAGE!!!! 5 stars, and faved.

knoxarama (author)2008-08-05

shooting things makes knox happy

hill72 (author)2008-06-26

does this really work?

Bartboy (author)2008-04-28

I tried it with metal skewers... don't!

Patented (author)Bartboy2008-06-18

And nice to see that someone tried my gun!:P

Patented (author)Bartboy2008-04-28


finnster (author)2008-03-19

wooden picks are most often called scewers

Patented (author)finnster2008-03-20

Ok thx i will change it!

thebboy (author)2008-03-03

pretty good. +1

!revenge! (author)2008-02-15

LOL nice thing

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