Magazine Nunchucks




i know there are a few instructables for newspaper nunchucks already
but i found that mine always broke so i came up with my own version.

p.s im 13 and this is my first-ible so be nice =P

Step 1: Gather Stuff

you will need:

two magazines
durable string
duct tape (optional)
scissors (i used the pair on my knife)

Step 2: Removing Pages

if the magazines dont have the same number of pages you will have to take a
few of the middle pages from one of them.

Step 3: String

lay your two magazines down, open on the middle pages,
spaced about 6 1/2 cm (2 1/2 in) apart.
then place your string down under the spines of the magazines and around
into the folds of the pages, tape the string to the inside of the magazines as you
go to make it easier. then tie a knot in the middle of one of your magazines.
so it should look like the second picture.

Step 4: Rolling

ok first you close over the magazines with the string inside, then you
tape the string on the outside to the spine of the magazine.
fold over the spine a little bit to start rolling then roll the magazine up
really tight, you'll want a piece of tape set aside for this moment, when it's
rolled up nice and tight, tape the middle of the magazine, then the two ends
then the space between the middle and the end. then do the same with the other

Step 5: DUCT TAPE!

now to add duct tape, seriously it makes everything better,
but... this step is optional if you dont have duct tape.

cut a piece of duct tape the length of one of the nunchucks and roll
it on the nunchuck lenthways, it wont go all the way round so
you cut another piece and cover the gap, do this on the other
one as well and move on to the next step.

Step 6: Done!

woohoo! you're done!
so now you can defend yourself against annoying younger siblings
or in the office!

disclaimer: dont blame me if you somehow end up hitting yourself
in the face and falling down the stairs into a pit of molten lava.. or
something.. anyway.. just fight your friends with them AWAY from
fire, water, falling trees, stairs, priceless family heirlooms, or snakes.

so try making some cool nunchucks and go roll your own! lol =P



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    5 years ago

    Lol I love how the magazine says harry potter chess! :-D


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hey bro, being 13 isn't an excuse for a bad ible (which this isn't), so don't be so worried about haters and trolls. Good ible though, but i prefer pvc instead of magazines. It's really a matter of preference as to how you want to use them.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    You're all forgetting one crucial factor;

    A magazine is a common weapon if you know how to use it right.

    When rolled as tight as you can get it together, and after applying tape around the top and bottom edges, you could easily hit someone against their jawline and make them sleep like a baby.

    It takes a basic sense of fighting to be able to understand this skill though, and odds are you shouldn't just go around beating people's faces in... 0; ]

    Never thought about linking two, and making a ghetto-nunchaku!

    Remember, a ninja doesn't purchase his weapons off of the internet, he makes them himself. >,>


    8 years ago on Introduction

    A little info on nunchaku: 1) A nunchaku stick should (usually) be 12in. in length. 2) Each stick, on average, should be about 1in. in diameter. 3) String length should usually be as long as the width of your palm. These are the usual preferences that professional nunchaku freestylers or martial artists follow. Like I said, these are preferences. If you wish to your make nunchaku as accurate as you can, these are the simple traits most nunchaku carry. *Note* They're called "nunchaku", not "nunchucks".

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    Thanks for the info ;) i'm aware they are called nunchaku, but I was simply putting it in layman's terms to make the 'ible easier to find :)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    1) Nunchucks are illegal in New York, although not often enforced. Your local laws may vary. 2) Nunchucks are dangerous martial arts weapons, and should only be used under the training of an expert. 3) It's "you're done", as in "you are done". Not "your done", as in a done belonging to you.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    1) anyone who makes this will probably make it, admire their work, then throw it under a desk to be found 10 years later by different residents of the apartment. 2) nobody's planning on using them. if they were, they wouldn't make paper nunchucks. they would just grab a baseball bat or something. 3) grammar is irrelevant. obviously, you knew what they meant. it doesn't matter. trolling is serious business. don't do it.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    My comments were far from trolling. The first two were right on point, extremely relevant to the post, and not controversial in the slightest. My third point is a pet peeve of mine, as grammar is extremely relevant, imho.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for pointing out my grammatical error, I have changed it now. and as codongolev pointed out, they're not intended to be used as serious weapons, just a fun make that you can mess about with. I dont know much about the laws in America but here i think nunchucks are illegal unless you are accredited with a martial arts group, which i am.

    anything you want will probably work, you can just cover them in sellotape, or you could use packing tape, or even use hot glue and some foam pad things for some nice training chucks =)


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    In New York they are just illegal. I brought it up to my Sensei, and he said he knows, but he has members of the local police force who are either taking classes from him and using them, or who have kids taking classes from him and using them. I think it's one of those things that if they want to get you on it, they can, as a technicality. You may get off on some other charge, but if you've got chucks, you're going down sort of thing.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    apology time! sorry for my rude comment. I was in a bad mood and I was looking for someone to snark at. you do make some excellent points. and besides, even I get a little ticked when people use bad grammar. sorry again, mrmath.