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Project by mel52 posted 05-27-2022 04:23 AM 1649 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Redneck or Hillbilly Doorbell is something I saw in a magazine somewhere a while back. For those of you not familiar with a Redneck, you will need to look up the definition. LOL. Not much of a project, but it did get me back into the shop after a bad heart problem and then a small set-back. Just a Pine board ( 17 inches X 9 1/2 inches ) with the letters wood burned in on the edges and then filled in with black paint. It has four coats of outdoor urethane varnish on it. This is a real trap that can be sprung and then reset. I have worked over the mechanism to where it won’t hurt but will hit and scare you enough to make you think it did. Painted the pan red and mounted it beside my shop door.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#1 posted 05-27-2022 05:37 AM

Too cool an funny!....If there is no other way, I support….

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-27-2022 06:35 AM

Ivan, thank you for the comment, greatly appreciated. You have a safe one. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 05-27-2022 10:14 AM

Love it, and well done. Glad to hear you are getting back in the shop Mel, best wishes.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 05-27-2022 10:23 AM

Good one, Mel!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-27-2022 11:35 AM

Hahaha! Maybe a First Aid Kit with a credit card slot next to it would go good with this one!
Nice work Mel!
Glad you’re ok and back in the shop! Take good care of your heart buddy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-27-2022 12:32 PM

Good for a morning laugh. Great job, glad you’re back in the shop.


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#7 posted 05-27-2022 12:34 PM

a sense of humor is a necessity in todays world – listen to your Dr.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 05-27-2022 01:18 PM

Glad to know you’re moving around again in the shop. Take care of yourself Mel.
A doorbell and alarm all in one, can’t be beat. LOL. This is great, I should add something to my shop door.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 05-27-2022 01:31 PM

that doorbell is just too cool. !! bet you are glad to be in the shop again. please take good care of your heart!!!

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#10 posted 05-27-2022 02:16 PM

That’s funny!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 05-27-2022 02:44 PM

Lol this is great! Nothing says welcome like this!

-- Sawdust Developer

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#12 posted 05-27-2022 02:53 PM

thats hilarious mel,i gotta make one of those.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 05-27-2022 03:41 PM

That is too funny! Love it.

-- Phil, Missouri,

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#14 posted 05-27-2022 04:19 PM

Gave me a chuckle

-- Rick M,

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#15 posted 05-28-2022 02:07 AM

Very funny.

-- Galootish log blog,

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