This is my first real throwing star, and i should be making a few more until the end of august (after which i should start cranking a bunch more out), so keep checking. This one is pretty dangerous, very durable and cheap and easy to make.

Step 1: Materials & tools

You will need:
2 utility knife razor blades
1 roll tin solder (has to be tin)
1 bottle of flux
1 metal stick of some sort (i used a small flathead screwdriver)
The tools you will need are:

Small blowtorch with butane
Metal tray (Has to be hard, no foil pie tins)
Soldering gun (regular soldering irons will work, but they are much harder to use)
A good work surface that cant be destroyed easily
where dd you get the razor blades from?<br>
You might consider gluing a penny on either side of the center of the thing to give it more mass and help it to fly straight rather than tumble.
This somehow reminds me of a South Park episode where most of the &quot;gang&quot; did not want Butters to be part of their Nija group, so&nbsp; when he shows up in full ragalia, they each use a &quot;power&quot; against him (all imaginary) until one of them (Kenny?)&nbsp; throws a star and imbeds it into Butters' head (or neck or somewhere leathal).&nbsp; <br /> <br />
Then he goes to the pound dressed as a dog because they don't want to get into trouble... Nasty.
I actually have a much more innocuous use for old razor blades.....I hope, after my current project, to get started on the series I am planning.....
Your hinting makes me curious, stop it!
Another hint then, you use them as a component in a simple radio receiver.....
Ferrite rod!
no, believe it or not, in place of a &quot;crystal&quot; .... &gt;:-) honestly !
Transistor.<br> <br> <em>String or nothing! ~</em>Smeogle
One can build a &quot;crystal&quot; radio, using a couple of bits of wire, some pencil lead, a semi-rusted razor blade, and a few other parts for the ear phone....it isn't fancy, nor loud, but it CAN be made to work.....ible coming soon.
Niiice, isn't that what they used in POW camps?
Yes, I am going to try to replicate that and put out an ible on it
Awesome! I've only ever made a crystal radio with the standard ferrite rod and capacitor.
Well, in the past, I had made the so called &quot;Quaker Oats&quot; radio (using a <a href="http://www.myreadablefeast.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/quakeroatsoldfashioned.jpg" rel="nofollow">Quaker Oats tube</a>), some wire, a thin strip of metal, and <a href="http://fireflyforest.net/images/firefly/2006/April/galena.jpg" rel="nofollow">a galena block</a> that I had in my mineral collection.
That's awesome!
Well, I HAD the plans for that one, years ago, from Popular Electronics magazine (or was it Electronics Now, or maybe Nuts 'n' Volts?).
I wouldn't have a clue, the only magazine I read is Make: Magazine.
Well, those magazines I mentioned were long before MAKE, and so was CQ and QST :-) Pop Electronics and Electronics Now, merged, but I don't know if it is in existance anymore.....Nuts n Volts and the two radio mags I mention, still are I believe.
hahaha especially the part when they said ...... protect my balls oh and butters was thrown on the eye :P
Awesome!&nbsp; I just want to say, great Instructable,&nbsp; and that I actually made one of these.&nbsp; However, lacking the tools or the skills needed to construct the star with the soldering irons, I used the most primitive securing device for throwing stars ever. Scotch tape.&nbsp; It worked AWESOME!&nbsp; it is not flimsy at all, and it is amazingly accurate and fast. Great 'ible.
Thanks, and sorry it took so long to reply. Ill probably be making a lot more like this soon, cause i just got back on. Right now im working on a rebar throwing spike thing.&nbsp;
I have an instructable along the lines of this too! it has 8 points and is a little heavier than this. to check it out, click da link!
I made one like that with jb weld, it was pretty good. I lost it in the garden though.
haha oops forgot the link :)<br/><br/> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-throwing-star-video/">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-throwing-star-video/</a><br/>
aren't they a bit too light for throwing?
here is mine, it is heavier and will throw farther, check it out.<br/><br/><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-throwing-star-video/">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-throwing-star-video/</a><br/>
is solder strong enough??
Tin solder is really strong, i couldnt break them apart. Thats why you have to use tin, because lead bends on the joint really easily
o ok

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