grooves in the sides of the box. A carved wooden critter pivots 011 a pin that passes through the sides of the box. A string, tied and glued to the lid. pulls the animal up and forward when you open the lid. (See drawing.) Stone simple. Hie faster you open the lid— the faster the critter leaps out.

On some of the boxes, the animals did indeed have sharp pins in their snouts. But the maker's goal was to startle. not to maim. Except for one vicious black serpent that really trill jab you. a tiny restraining bar stops the animal an instant before the pin hits your flesh.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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