Harmless Switchblade

Introduction: Harmless Switchblade

This instructable teaches you how to make a harmless switchblade to bother people with or to decapitate teddy grahams. Have fun. I am not liable for any harm to the eyes of anyone who builds this.
Materials:
Clothespin
2 popsicle sticks
rubber band
duct tape
1. Take 1 popsicle stick and duct tape to the bottom part of the bottom jaw of the clothespin.
2. rubber band the 2nd popsicle stick to the 1st as shown. Keep twisting it until its tight.
3. Twist the 2nd popsicle stick until it is almost over the 1st and clip it with the clothes pin, as shown in the last picture.
Press the clothespin to make the popsicle stick flick out at potential enemies or teddy grahams.

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    17 Discussions

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    imthereal
    imthereal

    10 years ago on Introduction

    that qualifies as the most emo thing i have heard all day. which is pretty messed up because most of my friends are cutters. hahahaha. cheer up, dude :)

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Did'nt think of it as an emo comment i just like cutting trees and tireswhich usually ends with me hurting my self.

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    imthereal
    imthereal

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    oh, im with it now dude. sorry for the misunderstanding :p

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    zach911
    zach911

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i have a real switchblade and im 13........

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    And i have 3 real stilleto switchblades.

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    imthereal
    imthereal

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    those ones are best :) now we just need to learn how to make them out of popsicle sticks haha..

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    imthereal
    imthereal

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    popsicle stick ones? or real? because either would be pretty cool. i'm lame and can't afford real ones so i'm stuck with flipping around pocket knives. lol

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    goeon
    goeon

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I loosened the screw on my MTech Folder and it is awesome I just push there

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    Constructo Man

    Hey, I made it so it can be made for little kids too. If you want to sharpen it go right ahead.

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    laernmoer
    laernmoer

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Just some constructive criticism, but I think the quality of your instructable suffers because of this logic. It's a little difficult to understand the building process as well. This looks like it could be a fun toy for kids - similar to the popsicle stick ninja star.

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    Ora
    Ora

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Just a tip, instead of numbering the steps in the intro, make new steps, and put separate pictures and instructions in each step. Other than that, clever idea.