PVC Bo (Fighting Stafff)

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Hey there. I'm a huge fan of video games, particularly sanbox titles like Grand Theft Auto IV. I...

Intro: PVC Bo (Fighting Stafff)

Well, seeing as there had been Instructables to make PVC weapons lately ( Tonfas, Nunchucks ) I decided to share my PVC Bo Staff. I Know that PVC isn't the best material for a Bo Staff, but if you don't have wood or metal, this is the next best thing. It is also quite durable ( If you fill it with cement or sand )
and easy to wield. So, let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

Ok, so for this Bo staff you're going to need these materials:

  • About 3-6 feet long ( The length of the staff is up to you ) of 1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • 2 PVC endcaps
  • Sand or cement ( Optional, but if you want to make your staff stronger, get this )
  • Hacksaw
  • PVC glue ( Also optional, but if you don't wanna have the staff falling apart again and again, get this )
  • Electrical, Grip, or Duct tape ( Grip tape works best, but I don't have any at the time, so I used Elctrical tape )

Although it looked like a long list, these parts are usually readily available in most homes.

Step 2: Cut the Pipe

Cut the 1/2 inch PVC pipe. A good length of a Bo Staff would be 4-6 feet long. You can also cut it shorter, and you'll have a Jo Staff ( Shorter version of Bo )

Step 3: Apply Endcap

Apply the PVC Endcap to one side of the pipe staff. If you have PVC glue, use it.

Step 4: Optional: Strengthen the Staff

Insert your sand or cement to the uncapped end of the staff. This step is optional, but I highly recommend it because it'll strengthen your staff ( It's better if you use cement, but I don't have any at the time, and sand is second best, since it works well too. )

Step 5: Apply Other Encap

After you filled the staff with the cement or sand ( or not ), apply endcap to the other side of the staff. If you have PVC glue, use it.

Step 6: Apply Tape

Apply grip, duct, or electrical tape on the handle of the staff. Like I said before, grip tape works best, but electrical or duct tape works well too.

Step 7: You Are Done!

Woooo! You are done! See, easy, right? Have fun ( yes ) and be safe ( NOT! ), LOL.

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    zupyo22

    7 years ago on Introduction

    you should actually always put sand in without it ti will shatter and make it very sharp i stabbed myself accidentally still have scar 6 years later very dangerouse

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    nic.bryan.73zupyo22

    Reply 1 year ago

    The duct tape keeps the shards from going anywhere, and thick-walled pipe won't break as easily.

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    ImaginedF

    2 years ago

    Hmm... I wonder if you can drill a hole in it and add a burning laser so it can make a fire staff...

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    kthompson-2

    7 years ago on Introduction

    if you use sand or cement it would be much to heavy you could just make it out of bamboo its much better to use and not as heavy but you are not allowed a bamboo bo in tournys it a shame they're so nice and light some wood is not legal in tournys.

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    freelife571

    7 years ago on Introduction

    A staff should be head hight or maybe 1-3 inches taller.

    I have a wax wood one that is VERY light and durable and its taller than me and it works great, the oak ones are very much heavier,if you want to train in staves,you need to get situated with more than one weight of staff.

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    Camisadoajjardin

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds cool. I have made two escrima sticks using the same method as this. Good luck to you.

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    Camisadoflubs

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    If you want a safe weapon that you can use to randomly whack people then yes. But this staff is for martial arts practice, not for randomly whacking people.

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    nightninja87

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i wanna know im a little confused u put one endcap on then u fill with cement or sand to make it denser as in strengthen it right or is it inserted in endcap?

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    nightninja87Camisado

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    sorry and i was asking if the cement or sand is in the endcap or is it filled in the whole staff

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    whiteoakart

    8 years ago on Introduction

    You mentioned that you wanted the feel of waxwood.  The waxwood staffs I have used are very light.  Maybe, these are just the ones I've seen, but doesn't the sand make your PVC Bo staff seem too heavy?

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    CamisadoArbitror

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, haha! I finally get that joke! Very creative of you! I'm subscribing you for that =)