Don't Let It Out!

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Project by KelSnake posted 10-23-2014 12:33 PM 2590 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t Let it Out!

In the pursuit of an ever challenging puzzle experience I thought to myself one day, “If I were 12 again what would I build”? It didn’t take long before I thought it was a good idea to add explosives to the mix. Now, before ya get too freaked out, we are only talking about a micro gram of gunpowder here. The delivery agent is by the use of those small red caps we all played with when were kids. Damn, I remember hitting them with rocks, sticks, and hammers etc, but here was a chance to add them to a puzzle box.

For the most part, all of the materials were gleaned from my offcut bins and the gun caps can still be found in Dollar Stores across the planet.

The many holes drilled in this Vintage styled box are to allow the sound to escape but are designed to look like air holes for something living inside. The gag is to ask your ususpecting friend if they want to try the puzzle box, they say ok, and then you take it out of the room to put in a cricket for them ( but to load and add a micro recording of a cricket, they have recordable birthday card type devices out now) and then take it back into the room. Tell them to open the puzzle box but without letting the cricket out. And of course the very last move in the sequence to unlock the lid sets off the hammer that strikes the gun cap and BANG! ...sometimes there is shitting of pants or fits of screaming, and falling off chairs, its all very funny.

Do I have a devious mind? ...I will answer yes to that. ;)

If ya think you might like to make one of these badboys, click the link below for plans on just how to do that.

There is a video on You Tube if ya wanna check it out…
I will say that the BANG in the video doesn’t sound nearly as loud as it is in person.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 02:49 PM

Yep, a devious mind ….. no doubt about it.

BTW, if you want to imbed the video, just use the old code. The object ....... one , not the frame....... one.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 03:00 PM

lol, thanks!

Hmmm? ...I will see about how to do that. I am better in the shop than I am on this ‘puter.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 11:46 PM

Really clever! I especially like your process for creating the concept: “If I were 12 again what would I build”? What a great way to get out of a rut, but I suspect that is never an issue for you!

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 11:14 AM, thanks Charlie, ...and yes, you are right of course, I see more opportunities than I have time to build, lol

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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