A bunch of my Instructables are starting with warnings.....so here we go
DO NOT MAKE THIS!
Nunchaku, Nunchuks, Danger Sticks, whatever you call them, are dangerous! In some countries they are illegal to own, use, or even think about.
Nunchaku made out of MagLites.....Forget about it.
So Why did I make Nunchaku out of two big 3 D size battery MagLites? Lots of reasons. My Daughter's middle name is Dangerous. My Son's Middle name is Trouble. They need someone to look up to. I wanted a pair of MagLite Nunchaku, and they do not sale them in stores, or ever will.
And I wanted to enter them in some Instructables contests, so please vote, Thanks.
Make it Glow Contest
And Enchanted Objects Contest (I think if I made something exist that never existed before, That is Enchanted)
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Step 1: MATERIALS
(2) Big MagLites I used the ones that hold three D size batteries.
(2) 5/16" Eye-bolts
(2) 3/16" chain quick-links
(1) 3/16" chain swivel-link
(4) 5/16" flat washers
(4) 5/16" lock-nuts
Step 2: TOOLS AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Drill with 5/16" Drill Bit
File or Multi-tool with a file
1/2" Wrench and Ratchet With 1/2" Socket
Step 3: TAKE OFF THE TAIL CAP
Take off the tail cap of the MagLite. You will have to take off the spring and take out the spare bulb that is in the tail cap. MagLite is a cool company. They make cool flashlights with a spot to store a spare bulb, that they include. As cool of a company that they are, the next step will probably void your warranty.
Step 4: MAKE a HOLE
You will need to drill a 5/16" hole in each tail-cap. Once again Mag-Lite has thought of everything and made a dimple, in the center, on the inside of the tail-cap. All you have to do is clamp the tail-caps and drill a hole, right in the center.
Step 5: TEST FIT THE EYE-BOLT
I used regular nuts to test fit the eye-bolts. One nut first, then one washer, then the tail-cap, then one washer, then one nut. I saw that the eye-bolt was about 5/8" too long.
Step 6: CUT AND FILE EYE-BOLT
Clamp up your eye-bolts and cut off the unneeded threads. Clean up the rough edges with a file. We would not want any sharp edges on our MagLite Nunchaku, that might make them dangerous.
Step 7: ASSEMBLE
Assemble the eye-bolts to the tail-caps. Lock-nut, washer, tail-cap, washer, lock-nut.
Put the battery spring back in the tail-cap.
Screw the tail-cap into the Mag-Lite.
Attach the two Mag-Lites together by screwing the chain quick-links to the chain swivel-link.
Step 8: ENJOY
Participated in the
Homemade Gifts Contest