How To: Make a fuse using black powder

Making a fuse with black powder is a simple process and you only need a few things to get it right. You should have Water, Cotton string, and black powder. A slow burning good quality meal powder works best. To start, cut the cotton string to your desired length and dip it into the water. Take the now wet string and coat it thoroughly with the black powder. Then you simply have to let the fuse dry, an oven on a very low setting works well. Optionally, you can dissolve a small amount of potass...

How To: Make a homemade crossbow or slingshot

Everyone recognizes slingshots - they remind us of Dennis the Menace, Leave it to Beaver or another precocious TV kid. Slingshots are classic weapons - they are easy and cheap to make and can be pretty effective if used right. In this video, learn how to make an inexpensive slingshot out of common household items. Just follow along with this step by step and you will be slingin' in now time!

How To: Make a toothpick crossbow

To make a toothpick crossbow you will need : one rubber band; a mini saw; one long wooden meat skewer; a marker pen; a toothpick; scissors; duct tape; a hot glue gun; drill bits and a drill; a clothes pin with metal. Take the metal part away from the clothes pin and discard it. Place the pin parts back to back and draw a line at each end. Then draw a line down the inside surface of each half. Saw along this line without cutting the wood entirely. Ensure that your skewer passes through the hol...

How To: Make a simple (but powerful) rubber-band slingshot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple rubber-band slingshot. First, grab a strip of paper and fold it up in small folds until you reach the top of it. After you do this, fold it up to more times to get the thickest and smallest piece of paper you can get. Now, take your rubber band and place it between your thumb and pointer finger. Now, place the paper in the middle of the rubber band, then pull the rubber band back with your other hand and the paper will go into the air. Be carefu...

How To: Make sulfur-less black powder using sugar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make sulfur-less black powder using sugar. The materials required for this project are: potassium nitrate, charcoal, sugar, scale, spoon and cup. Begin by measuring 16g of potassium nitrate and pour it into the cup. Crush it until it's a fine powder. Now measure 4g of sugar and pour it into the cup. Then measure 3g of charcoal and pour it into the cup. Mix the ingredients together for 13 minutes to create the black powder. This video will benefit t...

News: Meticulously Crafted, Fully Functional Miniature Guns

Usually, miniature weaponry is constructed by fantasy hobbyists that have a fascination with toy-sized replicas and miniature wargames, like Warhammer or Gear Krieg. These handmade bite-sized weapons are just for show, accompanying their mini-armies with no actual functionality. But a different kind of hobbyist is showing us that miniature weapons can not only be small, but completely functional as well.

How To: Tie an eight plait round braided whip

This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. Working with eight strands is demonstrated but the same technique will work from 4 to 16 strands. This is the first step in learning how to make your own whip and what is more fun than using nothing but muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound? You can also make it as a paracord lanyard, belt, hatband, bracelet, etc. Always wear eye protection around paracord. Watch this video specialized weap...

How To: Pick locks with a lock pick gun

In this video, we learn how to pick a lock using a lock picker. To do this, you will need a locked door and a lock-picking gun. First, grab the type of pick you need for the lock you have and then go online to see a video of how the lock you are dealing with works. Now, put the lock picker into the machine and place it into the lock you want to unlock. Once you feel the lock open up, you will be able to open up the lock! Make sure to avoid damage to the lock by using the correct picking tool.

How To: Make a homemade BB gun or pea shooter

The young man suggests using a tube such as plastic plumbing. Cut an inch chuck of the plumbing tube for this project, anything from 1/2 to 3/4" in width, preferably a 3/4". Other possibilities could be cutting up a film canister or anything as long as you can see through it.Supplies that you will need are: a rubber glove, a utility knife or scissors and electrical tape. Now cut off one of the fingers on the glove, cut two in case you need it. Cut off enough tape to go around the tube. Slip r...

How To: Make a homemade paintball gun

This video demonstrates how to make a homemade paintball gun or Nerf gun.The materials required for it are a coke (soda) plastic bottle, CPVC) (PVC) (copper) valve, scissors, half inch PVC or tubing pump, Teflon tape, hot glue gun tape. PVC glue is optional.The basics method to make a paintball gun is shown here. The shape and form of the gun depend on your creativity. Firstly take the coke bottle, small bottles work better. Make a hole in the back part of the bottle and start cutting the edg...

How To: Make a homemade BB gun from a ballpoint pen

Bukullu69 of YouTube found a way to make a bb gun at home, and he is instructing us how to do so. First, you must get a ballpoint pen, and remove the ink tube, so you get a hallow cylinder. Then take a mechanical pencil, and remove the lead tube, leaving you with a hallow cylinder with an eraser on it. Now cut the mechanical pencil tube to a length slightly shorter than the ballpoint pen tube, cutting off the end where the lead usually comes out. Insert the mechanical pencil tube into the pen...

How To: Build a wooden crossbow with string, PVC, and glue

Build a wooden crossbow with string, PVC and glueTake a plank of 3/4" wood of any kind as long as it's strong. Make a long 11.5" cut. It must be straight. Angles don't have to be the same, but the shape should be the same. Cut 3.5" piece off the wood going 1" down. Use 3/4" wood. Cut 8"X1" cuts using the band saw. Cuts are made 1/4-1" on one end of piece. Cut down in a curved way. On the other side cut an inch in as close to the edge as possible without making the wood weak. The two cut piece...

How To: Make a mouse trap catapult for fun

Now, before you go and email PETA, this tutorial isn't a video showing you how to make a catapult intended for hurting mice. No. This tutorial is showing you how to make a cool looking and fun catapult using a mouse trap. This can be used for throwing things around your home or in the office. So check it out and good luck!

New Slingshot Ammo of Choice: Circular Saw Blades

Jörg Sprave's arsenal of homemade slingshots is impressive, to say the least, and each time he ups the ante, escalating the size and danger of his wooden contraptions. His machete-shooting crossbow wasn't enough, and neither was his Gatling-style slingshot gun or his "slingshot of mass destruction" that fired steel balls. But this time, Sprave might have gone too far. His new slingshot shoots circular saw blades! Saw blades are about as dangerous as you can get when it comes to razor-edged pr...

How To: Build a propane meter for use on a combustion launcher

Since a combustion cannon operates on the principles of combustion, the cannon requires what is called a fuel to air ratio. Because of this requirement for a proper amount of fuel, sometimes a quick burst of hairspray will result in a misfire or simply have poor performance. By building this simple tool for combustion cannons, the amount of fuel entering the cannon will be controlled, optimizing performance. So get out there in your shop after you watch this video and make your own propane me...

How To: Wax your hunting bow string

In this tutorial, we learn how to wax your hunting bow string. Rub it on all parts of the bow, this will protect it from the weather and elements. Rub the wax in the cam and lay it on very thick. The most important place to place it is the lower half, and just rub the wax on this just like on the top. Don't be afraid to use too much wax, it just extends the life of your string. Now take a blow dryer on low and warm settings, and heat up your string where you put the wax on. Rub it in while yo...

How To: Construct an instant, no-fire ninja smoke bomb for quick escapes

Some of the most distinctive tools of the ninja in popular culture are the smoke bombs they throw at the ground the instantly go off without lighting them, yielding a dense cloud of smoke through which they escape. This video will show you how to make ninja smoke bombs at home you can use to make yourself vanish. Very useful for family gatherings and corporate meetings. Active ingredients include stump killer and matchheads, both always fun.

How To: Make a high-powered stun gun

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a high-powered stun gun out of easily obtained supplies. This easy to find materials would be some wire strippers, some wire, needle nose pliers, rubber gloves, a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, and an old disposable camera. Once you make this powerful taser (or stun gun), be careful, because this device delivers a VERY powerful shock.

How To: Make a "Deadly" Pneumatic PVC Nerf Dart Gun

PVC is some pretty versatile stuff, especially when it comes to homemade weapons. You can make a homemade paintball gun, a carrot-firing rifle, or even the Burrito Blaster spud gun. YouTuber Top City Gear (aka Drew) made a PVC blowgun a few months ago, but he wanted something that packed a little more punch, so he built a pneumatic Nerf gun that looks like it really hurts—watch him try it out on his friend in the video below (skip to about a minute in to see it in action).

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