PVC Pipe Nunchucks for Under $10

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Introduction: PVC Pipe Nunchucks for Under $10

Everyone wants to be a ninja, and now you can with these awesome nunchucks! Thanks to TH3 R4ND0M H3R0 who was the co-creator in this project.

Step 1: The Junk You Need

The stuff you need for these chucks are

2 - 14" pieces of 1/2" PVC Pipe
4 - 1/2" PVC end caps
2 - 1/4" x 2" Eyebolts with nuts
1 - 6"-7" piece of chain
2 - 12" pieces of foam pipe insulation (optional)

Step 2: Drilling

Drill a hole in the middle of 2 end caps that the eyebolts can fit snugly into

Step 3: Let Your Chain Hang Low

Use your manly muscles and pry the eyebolt apart so you can fit the chain on it. (do this with both)

Step 4: Stick It in the Hole

Stick the eyebolt through the two drilled end caps, and secure them tightly with the nuts.

Step 5: I <3 Rocky!

place the end caps on the PVC pipe. ( you might want to use some pvc cement for extra stability)












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Step 6: [OPTIONAL]

Cut lengths of foam tubing to fit around the nunchuck handles so they don't kill you. and your done!

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    21 Discussions

    For added security, use some lochtite on the nuts or use 2 nuts tightened against each other. The swiveling action could loosen the bolts.

    I made similar and I added epoxy resin about half way up each tube for extra weight. Just be sure to add the same to each tube to keep them balanced. I used scales when adding the resin.

    use a pair of needlenose pliers, stick them in and open it, voila the eye of the eyebolt will expand, you can use those same pliers to squeeze it closed

    i've been trying for a while now, and I have no idea how you've been able to pull the eyebolt apart. Any ideas?

    so only the bottom part goes in right?

    I made a nice pair, not all from your ible, My chain is help in by Gorilla glue, works quite well.

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    Hey man, I made my own nunchucks  as you did, with PVC pipe, and I've made a nice and very clear inscrutable, with a few modifications. Of course, I've mentioned your inscrutable in the main page of mine ;-)

    It's in my profile, I'll be very glad if you visit it and tell me what you think. I couldn't find foam pipe insulation as you did, but the chucks look great even without it.

    You can find it in my profile :-)


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    I think it isn't a good idea to fill them with sand, as many people say. I'm smart enough to realize that if he cover the chucks with foam, is because he don't want to hurt or get hurt. If the pipe is not empty, it'll make it heavier and harder. You want to fight your neighbourgs and leave them lying unconscious in the floor? Well, fill them with sand and don't cover them with soft foam. But if you only want to practice a little, don't do that. lol

    me and my dad actually did this a while ago, but with wood instead of PVC. It broke after I slammed it into the basketball hoop though, so I dont know.....

    Also... If you really want to stick with your quad end-cap design... Instead of eye-screws and chains, you might think about using one of those giant metal "ball necklaces" that used to be popular. You can still find them in stores like Hot Topic, Spencer's Gifts, etc. They are essentially a giant-sized length of ball chain (like dog-tags are strung on). You can open up the last ball on each end with a good chisel or knife blade (be careful) because the balls are hollow on the large version. This allows the ball to be removed from the chain. Pass the chain through the hole you drilled in your end-cap, and then close the ball you removed back on again with a pair of pliers (you may need to use needle-nosed pliers because of the room constraint). Do this on both end-caps, then glue them firmly on (obviously). Alternatively, you can use very small wood screws to attach the end-caps to the handles. One will do the trick, two would work better. Now your nunchaku will look very futuristic, and will also have the ability to swivel, which will make for extremely fluid movement. Post some pics if you give it a try! :)

    Try drilling your holes staight through the top ends of each "handle" piece, instead of a single hole in the end-caps. What you would essentially have then is a long piece of pvc with two holes directly across from each other near one end. Now pass a small bolt through one hole, so that its tip is inside the "handle". Feet the tip of the bolt through the last link in your chain, and back out the other hole in the opposite side of the pvc. Screw on a stop-nut (the kind with a nylon insert that keeps it from unscrewing). Repeat for the other handle. You will have a much sturdier pair of nunchaku, while still keeping the price way down. You won't need end-caps unless you'd like to add them to the bottom ends of the handles, in which case, I'd glue them on. Filling the handles with expanding foam is also a good idea, as someone mentioned; it will make them solid enough for use as a weapon while keeping them light enough to be used for practice, and will also prevent them from cracking easily after extensive use. Enjoy.

    Anyway the insulation makes it when it hits not to hurt as much

    I made wooden ones ( classic ) But work extremely well. By the way has anyone injured ppl using nuncukcs. We are forgetting that they are weapons great ible

    You should melt some lead into the bottom 1-2" of each stick and then shoot packing foam the rest of the way to the top. Might throw off the swinging dynamics, but will improve blunt force trauma...

    Filling it with sand will make it work better, but cement is even better, but is harder to get. Also, glue the endcaps to the nuchucks. you will have better results. other than that, great job!