Hard Drive Platter Throwing Star

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Introduction: Hard Drive Platter Throwing Star

This is how to make a throwing star from a hard drive platter. With this design I have gotten penetration of about a half an inch in a piece of card board with practice.

Caution : These are not toys, you could severely injure yourself as well as others. i assume no responsibility for what you do with these.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Materials:
Permanent Marker
Scissors (Don't Use Your Best Pair They Dull Quickly)
Ruler
Hard Drive Platters (One Per Star You Plan To Make)

Step 2: Draw Lines

Layout the line by using the pictures.
1) draw line across the cd at about the half way point. to make a plus sign.
2) measure up any where from one eigth inch to one half inch from the middle of the circle along the lines drawn in step 1.
3) working line by line draw in the lines from the edge of the outer edge of the lines drawn in step one, to the marks made in step 2.
4)

Step 3: Your Done

Then Cut Around The The Out side lines to get a star shape.

Then your Done, now go throw your star at some targets!

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    29 Comments

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    pnkpanther
    pnkpanther

    11 years ago on Step 3

    AWESOME. now i've got little shattered bits of hard drive all over my desk :/
    guess lap top disks are too brittle

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    Doctor What
    Doctor What

    14 years ago on Introduction

    Why did I find this in the Thanxgiving reuse challenge??

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    flubs
    flubs

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

     because its made of tukey u turkeyhead

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    Doctor What
    Doctor What

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

     Wow!  I didn't remember even making this comment two years ago!

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    DeriemD
    DeriemD

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    not if you use the older hdd's (like 1gb's)

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    pighair47
    pighair47

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    i was working with a laptop drive and the platers shattered all over the place.

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    Estwald
    Estwald

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Some older laptop hard drive platters are made of glass or ceramic.

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    DeriemD
    DeriemD

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    yhea laptops are generally thinner than pc's the one i work with is at least 1 whole mm

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    dillondinosaur
    dillondinosaur

    12 years ago on Step 1

    i used a flathead screw driver to mark the lines it seemed to work better looked neater

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    pighair47
    pighair47

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 1

    it would alth, they are not as durable and will break/shatter easily

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    pighair47
    pighair47

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    from old Computer hard drives, open one up and you will see them.

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    Shadowfury
    Shadowfury

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Since when do scissors cut through HDD platters? How thick were they?

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    The Expert Noob
    The Expert Noob

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    that was the first thing i thought when i read this... my second thought, im using a dremel and a knife sharpener!