What to do with 50 acrylic rods

I have 49 50 acrylic rods (37/8th inch height, 5/8th inch diameter) and I don't know what to do with them. Any suggestions

Topic by n8man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Metal rod stock for furniture (especially loops)

I wanted to make some shelves like this http://www.wedowood.dk/shoerack/ but I have no idea which metal they used or how to bend it. Is there anything strong enough to support even some books that can be bent with pliers? If so, wouldn't it be really hard to get anything good looking? If not, how to bend? I know there are shop brakes, but aren't they only for sheet metal? And, surely you cannot make a 180 turn that small with a shop brake? Also, what gauge/material rodstock to use? Is there some way (even approximate) to relate gauge and material to weight supported?  Many thanks in advance Joe

Topic by JosephS164 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Best Knex Rod

What is the best knex rod to fire? For: Accuracy Power Loading Distance

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Carbo zinc rods?

Hi, i saw an instructable on arc lights but i cant find out wat batterys will have a carbon zinc rod. can someone please help. also am i suppose to use alkaline batterys?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How do I Connect Yellow and blue Rods?

I have a cube made out of Yellow rods and one made of Blue rods. Each have part of a ball machine connect to it. Is there an easy way to connect the Yellow and Blue parts? I have been trying different things, but nothing makes me happy? Can anyone help??

Question by imans314 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



Would you prefer to use Oodammo or yellow rods in a knex war?? Answered

Would you prefer to use Oodammo or yellow rods in a knex war?? I am working on a new gun and I want to know. Thanks Killer~SafeCracker

Question by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


which is the best metal rod-flat metal bender-shaper from HF or other source

Hi, i have been looking at the rod/metal benders at harbor freight.  I just want something that i can use to bend small pipes and rods i scrap from thrown out lamps, scanners, printers, I want to be able to make hooks and anything that i need. able to bend flat  pieces of  metal would also be handy. HF has a couple 25% off sales, and i would like to pick one up that also wasn't to big, Are they any decent one out there for around $100? 

Topic by escapefromyonkers 5 years ago


K'nex Rods and Connectors Contest

The K'nex contest that has been talked about for so long is finally going to happen! The contest will be called, "Rods and Connectors", It will be opening for submission on July 1st. The contest is the hard work of instrucables member mikeasaurus at https://www.instructables.com/member/mikeasaurus/ . I just wanted to raise awareness and help to make this contest a huge success! If you have suggestions for prize ideas visit, Prize ideas for K'nex contest - I'm talking to YOU! , at, https://www.instructables.com/community/Prize-ideas-for-Knex-projects/ . Prize suggestions are open until the day before the contest starts. Make sure to submit your best projects for the contest, I know I will, the best of luck to all of you!

Topic by the_boss_builder 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Do bigger rods make better ammo? Answered

Some guys here on Ibles told me that green rods make the best ammo for Knex guns, because they fly faster. Since then I always used green rods above blue or yellow ones. Others said that grey and red rods were way better because they hit harder. Which one is the best and why?

Question by TigerNod 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Uses for a K'nex steel rod?

So I own a 39.1 cm (15.4 in) K'nex steel rod, which I got from the 6 ft. Knex Ferris Wheel set. Does anybody know any good uses for this rod? I should point out it is slightly thicker than the typical K'nex rod, has no places to clip on connectors (other than on the ends) and creates a lot of friction with the holes in connectors (so no epic single shots unfortunately). The rod is also quite heavy. The picture is a comparison between the steel rod and a strengthened grey rod (black).

Question by Perk1ns 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Turning a threaded rod with a motor?

Hi everyone, I'm wondering how I could make a motor (with a 4mm shaft diameter) turn a 1/4 in. metal rod. I'm planning on supporting one end of the rod in a piece of wood, and the other of the end will be attached to the motor so that when the motor spins, the rod also spins in the wood.

Question by nelsonliu 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Double ended threaded rod? Answered

I am looking for some 8mm threaded rod , but it needs to have a left handed thread on one side and a right handed thread at the other does this exist, if so, where can i buy it? thanks chris

Question by ooda55 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Just a heads up: Toy Rods and Connectors Contest is coming up.

Yo. I'm not active in the Knex community anymore but wanted to give my old pals a heads up: From June 30th to August 11th the official Toy Rods and Connectors contest will go live on Instructables. (In case you don't know, it's basically a Knex contest but its open to other rod/connectors type toys). So if you have that big project coming up or a new idea to work on, make sure you save it to post until then so you can be in with the chance of winning. https://www.instructables.com/community/List-of-Upcoming-Contests/ Have a nice day.

Topic by Hiyadudez 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Connecting Yellow and blue Rods???

I have a cube made out of Yellow rods and one made of Blue rods. Each have part of a ball machine connect to it. Is there an easy way to connect the Yellow and Blue parts? I have been trying different things, but nothing makes me happy? Can anyone help??

Topic by imans314 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Oodammo vs. Yellow rods??

I want to know if people want more Oodammo guns or guns that shoot yellow rods?? It only takes 10 seconds to reply. Killer~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


1 inch glass rods

I have 8 glass rods, 1 inch diameter and 4 to 6 feet long.  Believe it or not, they were rods in the master closet of a 60's house we purchased 10 years ago.  I still can't think of anything to do with them, but would love to make some kind of garden installation.  We are VERY skilled.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Topic by charlottenc 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to thread an aluminium rod

Hi, I have got some 1 inch aluminium pipes (GI pipes) which I want to thread. I got the threading machine (hand held racheting type) and when I try to thread using that, it goes about 2 threads and after that, its pain - so stiff and even after exerting all my force, the pipe wont thread. I had read that to thread easier, you should coat the pipe with Wax or threading oil. Is there any other tips or tricks that you have used for threading? Any input is greatly appreciated. Regards, Sujith

Topic by slsujith 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What knex sets do you get black rods in? Answered

I need a few more black rods (the ones that are the same length as the gray rods), and I tried to buy them directly from the knex site, but it said that they don't directly sell them, so does anyone know what knex sets they come in?

Question by the_builder 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Community Contest - Toy Rods and Connectors 2014: Prizes!

Hello everybody,  This is just a forum topic for you all to show off your prizes that you won in the Toy Rods and Connectors Contest of 2014.  I got my prize yesterday evening, so I thought it would be awesome to share it with the Instructables Community. I also won in the Toy building Blocks Contest, so I guess one photo is of the prize I won there. Feel free to send me your pics, whenever you get the prize, so that I can upload it to this forum topic. I hope we get a contest every year! Pic 1 & 2: me! Thanks for viewing -akshat21045

Topic by akshat21045 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How many cut white rods is too many to use in a knex gun?? Answered

Hi everyone, The question is how many cut white rods is too many for a knex gun?? I'll have to use a few but don't want to use too many. Thanks for your opinion BTW: I will give out best answer. KSC

Question by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


knex mag problem.

I made a new bolt-action gun with a new mechanism (which doesnt effect the mag) and the ends of the rods lock together which severly decreases reliability and the gun becomes near impossible to use because the rods wont go out the magazine and the rod pusher thingy wont come out the mag easily either. is there anyway the stop this or a different type of mag that stops this?

Question by I.E. 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I snap a knex rod onto an entire rod of connectors?

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by gtraindude 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there an instructable on the "not a rectangle", where is it, and if there isnt, is/can someone make one? Answered

I would like to build it, so I would really like to see more about it, because I havent seen more than a few pics of it and what it can do.

Question by Speedmite 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Toy Rods and Connectors Contest: Prizes!

Hello knexers! Just a small forum topic about the price I won with the Toy Rods and Connectors Contest. My prize arrived today, and I thought it would be nice to show you a picture. To the other winners of the contest: Feel free to send me a picture off your prize (comment or PM), then I can add it to the forum topic. 1st picture: me 2nd picture: hunter999 3rd picture: knexpert#10829476 Thanks for looking! ~Sandroknexmaster~

Topic by sandroknexmaster 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


In a threaded rod, are the threads counted in the diameter? Answered

E.g if you have a 3/16 inch threaded rod, will the diameter of the rod exceed the 3/16 inch, or is the rod 3/16 inch regardless of the threading?

Question by astroboy907 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to sharpen up a ferro rod?

How do u sharpen up a ferro rod thiny magig that u use to hit against the rod

Question by Schmidty16 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


White rod slide action pistol?

Is there(or could somebody make) a knex gun that has a white rod magazine in the handle and is slide action?

Question by Gamer5797 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Adjusting the truss rod inside a guitar?

 I'm trying to adjust the truss rod on an acoustic guitar, but the bolt isn't on the headstock, so it must be inside the guitar. But the only thing I feel on the inside of the guitar is a small hole the size of a small screw, please help.

Question by adamgillies 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help on attaching threaded rod to motor

Hello all quick question for you: what is the best way to attach a threaded rod to a motor shaft. This would be similar to a CNC setup. I know you could use a dual shaft collar but I was wondering if there's perhaps a simpler solution?

Topic by Patrick S 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hot Rod City Rides Collection?

My son wants to build the Hot Rod from the K'Nex City Rides model building set (it uses bricks) I can take a guess at it but I'm not mechanically inclined at all and it's probably not going to look like it should. If anyone knows how to do this I'd be very grateful for instructions.?

Question by Tairen 7 years ago


K'nex guns (RBGs or Rod shooters)

This forum is for anyone who can come up with an idea or can post a gun made from k'nex that works (does something) and resembles a real gun (or one from a video game)Also, you can post ideas or pics of guns you would like to be made by me (or anyone for that matter), and I encourage anyone to post a new loading, shooting, or feeding mechanism that is new to this site- ie: my lever action mechanism, or slide-cocked rod shooter (modification of mechanism by macbeasty)Make guns n have fun

Topic by HK.RBG.armorer 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to join 2 steel rods together as an extension? Answered

I want to extend my printers rods by joining 2 together. Is it possible to connect 2 smooth steel rods together without welding for liner bearings to slide over? 8mm rod diameter Want to make the rods 650mm

Question by hkerr 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to Take Down a Traverse Decorative Rod

Hello Friends, Decorative traverse rods are one way to accentuate your windows with drapery. Traverse rods enable you to open and close the drapes with a pull cord. Sometimes one or more of the rings breaks requiring replacement. Unfortunately replacing rings requires removing the traverse rod from the window. Taking down a traverse decorative rod enables you to separate the rod and remove the faulty rings. Unlike standard rods, the traverse rod fits inside a channel clip across the top of the mounting brackets. Unhook the drapes from the traverse rod master carrier. The drapes hang on metal hooks that lift out of holes in the traverse rod. Hold one end of the traverse rod with one hand and turn the decorative end cap counterclockwise with your free hand. Remove the end caps on both ends in this manner. Find the screw on the retaining clips securing the rod to the mounting clips. There is a mounting clip on each end and one in the center. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Grasp the center of the rod and lift straight up to remove it from the brackets. Pull the rod away from the wall. Thanks and Regards, Baron Davis

Topic by DELETED_BaronDavis 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


whats the best way to sharpen a knex rod?

I want to sharpen a knex rod but it never ends up looking like for example gorkems rod in his video i tried sanding it down with a gear box and a drill to make it spin fast but the rod melts when it spins to fast so how can i sharpen a knex rod more effectivley

Question by iundonei 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


K'NEX Handguns without using Y rods!

I, and other people, should come up with a way to create K'NEX guns with out using Y rods. Consider it a challenge!

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Are people cheating when they use sharpened rods? Answered

K'NEX guns are often weak but the publisher makes them look strong by sharpening the rods it fires. Banana inventor's pistol shot 20-30 feet but he said it could go through cardboard with a sharpened rod. And Gorkem's sniper rifle only was powerful because of a sharpened rod.

Question by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a specific rod to be used for welding aluminum together?

I need to weld a 3/8 inch thick piece of aluminum together. I was wondering if there was a specific rod to be used. I have 2011 1/8 rods. Just putting it out there. I never had to work with aluminum.

Question by unominame 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


steel rod for K'nex 6ft Ferris Wheel

I'm trying to build the K'nex 6'Ferris Wheel. Does anyone know where I can get hold of the steel rod for this Ferris Wheel? Also, I need to collect about 125 Black 7.5" rods. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Jay

Question by jnajman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Filler rod getting maganatized to base metal?

I recently have been going to school and i have a problem and its not just me that it is happening to. I asked the teacher and he don't know what is happening either. We're doing open v grooves on carbon steel. Every time i start the arc my filler rod becomes magnatized to the base plate and makes it harder for me to push the filler rod it into the puddle. If you had any info on it or a website where i could find out what is happening it would help alot. Thanks

Question by jackson200587 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


any good rod shooting knex pistols? Answered

I don't care what it shoots as long as its green/black, white/gray or blue rods. can you please say the name, maker, and what it shoots? thanx. chopstx

Question by chopstx 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Knex shotgun (shoots 4 rods a shot)

This is my knex shotgun, it shoots 4 blue rods a shot (it doesnt have a trigger and at the moment i dont feeling like putting one one (if some one puts a trigger on it feel free to post the whole gun just give me credit, otherwise ill probably post and instructable without a trigger in a few weeks)

Topic by captianchase 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What's your favorite single shot?

Which one do you like best? I like the one pictured below. Just a singled BR. Nice and simple. Good size for me too. ===============================================================================

Topic by travw 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Knex gun calibre!

For a while people have been calling their guns white rod shooting guns, blue rod shooting guns ect...  Which in my opinion sounds rather poor so I am starting a calibre system. Here it is...                                                                        Green rods= 1cal             White rods= 3cal             Blue rods= 6cal             Yellow rods= 12cal             Red rods= 24cal             Grey rods= 48cal                    The calibre is based on how many connectors the rods can hold.                    If this has been made before I apologise. Please tell me and I will remove it.

Topic by PotatoCoffee 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How is the little metal rod that goes through the piston rod on a food sealer vacuum pump held in place? Answered

Food save vacuum pump piston connecting rod pin.  Goes through piston connecting rod and into a little hole on the electric motor

Question by RonaldL30 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How many black rods does the knex ball factory have? Answered

How many black rods does the knex ball factory have?

Question by sprout_less 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars

Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars with adjustable plant hangars?  The rod can be a shower rod, but I can't figure out how to EASILY make the plant hangar part.  See photo of one from Miles Kimball for more detail.  Hope I'm not out of line in asking this here, just looking to do this myself. Thanks.

Topic by nwmshp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to make an L-shaped shower curtain rod? Answered

 How do I make a L-shaped shower curtain rod? I do not mind an industrial look. (raw pipes) The size is 29" x 29". I need to make it by Thanksgiving. I dont want to have to use a support bar, but i will if i need to. 

Question by jjett1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I attach a cable to a steel rod?

I need to attach a cable to a steel rod. Right now, the cable is attached to the rod by a loop in the cable and some tape (see photo). I'd like to attach it in a way that is aesthetically cleaner and more robust. I'd like to find a solution that does not involve welding. Any ideas are really appreciated! Thanks!

Question by BillyZac 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can someone create a REMOVABLE, yellow rod magazine??? Answered

I would like a visually pleasing, yellow rod magazine. It should preferable be removable and I would like it to have an internal mag pusher. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP???

Question by knexsniper1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago