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Project by KelSnake posted 12-10-2014 06:33 PM 2642 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A guy from work gave me a bunch of old cigar boxes and as a sign of gratitude I made him this 2 moves to open puzzle box. I think he is going to have a blast!

I used a 1 3/8” maple dowel for the firing pin. The action end of the firing pin has an 1 1/4” flat washer epoxied into the end. The recieving/stationary end of the device has the mounts for the ring of gun caps which are headless nails drilled through and backed with another epoxied washer.

The gag is to tell him that there is 10 moves to open, and sit back and watch the first move. Because the mini explosion happens inside the box it is pretty safe and not quite as deafening as it is with the lid open I can tell you. There is quite the stinky smoke show when you open the lid as well, cough, cough.

Its funny how you can see roads not taken only after you have walked the road first. I think next time it might be a box that has a number of explosions happing as a chain of events, ...but I digress…it’s not that I am evil, I just love that I can start playing with these again, somehow, running around with a toy gun just doesn’t cut it anymore, sadly.

And, before you ask, yes, the explosives can be switched to have effect on a stink bomb instead, ...but that’s just nasty!


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

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 07:41 PM

A little twisted, I like it.

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 10:06 PM

”but I digress…it’s not that I am evil,”
. OOHHHH, YES you are!


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#3 posted 12-11-2014 11:03 AM

that looks fun, can’t wait to hear his reaction. You don’t need stink bombs… Something tells me there will be enough “Stink” after he fires off those caps when he’s not ready for it.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 12-11-2014 02:11 PM

lmao! ...well, its good to know one’s purpose anyway.

I gave it to him last night, he was absolutely thrilled! He didn’t get to try it as it would have been too loud and too stinky for indoor play. He did promise to catch a friend of his on video whe he tries it out.

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

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#5 posted 12-11-2014 04:11 PM

You sir, are a genius.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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