|Project by KelSnake||posted 10-23-2014 12:33 PM||2204 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
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… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLAZwOi5hoU
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 ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca