So I thought... why don't I make my own pair out of my two arnis sticks? Good idea, me! Here's a little step-by-step on how I did it.
|Materials I used. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the arnis sticks prior to sawing them off.|
-2 arnis sticks
-Black marker pen
-My legitimate kamagong (ironwood) nunchaku
-The cord from an old shopping bag
-A small hand-saw
-2 small closed round hooks (bought in a set of 10 from a local hardware store)
And the steps:
1. Measure the length of the kamagong nunchaku with the measuring tape and then mark the 2 arnis sticks at the same length for cutting.
2. Using the hand-saw, saw off the ends of the arnis sticks along the markings made earlier.
3. Screw in one round hook at one end of each of the arnis sticks.
4. Thread the cord into the hooks to attach the sticks together and make a good strong knot. Make sure that the length of the cord in-between the sticks is about the same as the width of the palm of your hand. You can make them longer if you want a more combat-oriented nunchaku.
Ok, so here is the finished product. I added in some orange electrical tape to serve as a sort of handle and make the nunchaku more aesthetically appealing.
|Not bad for a 15-minute hack job, eh?|
Anyway, on to the test video!
Edit: Here's how the nunchaku looks right now with chains. Plan to make a three section staff the same way soon.