Clothespin Gun




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Introduction: Clothespin Gun

a gun made out of a clothes pin that shoots toothpicks

Step 1: Taking Apart

take the close pin a apart it should look like this

Step 2: The Trigger

take the clothespin spring and stsch it to the bottum end of the clothespin it should look like the picture

Step 3: The Well

use your knife and ingrave a little well so the trigger can catch when you cock it

Step 4: The Ammo Slot

use your knife to carve a slot were the toothpick will go

Step 5: Ammo

get some thin toothpicks then break them each in half

Step 6: Firing Sequence

you can shoot toothpicks peices of grafite needles or other objects please do not fire at people.



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    the instructions are missing details.

    Why do you need such a big knife? Not that I don't like big knives...

    i think ststch means attach since the "A" and "S" keys are next to each and for a fast typer or inaccurate typer this could have happened

    Stsch? Thats not a word nor could it be a word because there are no vowels!

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    what about WTF? and yes it is a word. Just look on Urban Dictionary. :D

    hehehe i like Urban Dictionary. good place to go. lol and i agree with daninja, what the crap is Stsch???

    also, work on your english (its good.. but needs work :P)

     good instructable! but i would work on making the ammo hold a bit deeper it might make it go further (i think)

    I used to make these all the time!!

    it dipends all are different it also depends on the tooth picks you use if the round one break of the end i got like 10 feet straight at max speed intill it droped

    ouch thats gota hurt be careful

    it looks easy how gansta am i ps 5+70= 1209

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    One of my teachers (and closest friends) taught me how to make one of these. As it turns out, students of the 50s, like him, used these to fire matches and toothpicks (I use toothpicks) and it's a lot of fun lawl

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    nice i learned it from my cousins dad in childrens church when i was 6! but thats awsome

    i was expecting more, i was expecting quite a bit more.

    it has bad accuricy

    Dude I have no clue on how fire the dang thing. You video was to dark so I couldn't see what you were doing!!!