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Not Your Usual Kind of Exploding Box - A Great Weekend Project for Your Kid

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Project by ChuckM posted 07-09-2015 12:53 PM 2612 views 39 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one has a time-delay device. The box doesn’t explode immediately after you drop the steel ball but will do so after a random delay as the ball travels through the time-delay device.

Made of scrap and a mouse trap. Sides held together with magnets (and nail heads). Caution: The trap should be set up by an adult or with an adult’s supervision.

(Pattern added: https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/plans-projects/build-time-delay-exploding-box)

Here is another mouse trap toy fun project you can do with your kid: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/87755

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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#1 posted 07-09-2015 02:05 PM

Great FUN! How about a photo of the time delay tack?

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 02:27 PM

Great. Never see that before. Excelent for fun! Not only for kids…or IĀ“feel like a child!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 02:42 PM

Thanks for the comments.

The brads are placed randomly.Three more pix here (sorry for the photo quality, got to run):


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#4 posted 07-09-2015 03:00 PM

Thanks!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 06:01 PM

Hello Chuck

Very nice project

I love the idea

Do you have pattern for this project ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 06:19 PM

Pattern here: https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/plans-projects/build-time-delay-exploding-box

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 06:30 PM

Hello Chuck

Thanks for the link

A lot of box will be made in the future !!

Thanks

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 07-09-2015 07:56 PM

I wonder if there is a way to get a better copy of the plans , I went to the link but even printing it at work on a very good printer I can’t read the deminsions.

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#9 posted 07-09-2015 08:34 PM

Neat project. I like it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 07-09-2015 10:12 PM

Hi Richard,

Please send me your email address.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#11 posted 07-10-2015 01:26 PM

awesome! saved for when mine are older.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#12 posted 07-10-2015 01:32 PM

Now that looks like a fun project. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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