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This is my first Instructable. I apologize in advance for the semi-lubricated state I was in when creating it. I built this trap to snag a couple of...
Using a table saw or circular saw with straight edge guide, rip 4 pieces of 1/2" thick plywood 32"x16". I did this out of a 4'x4x piece of plywood, w...
In two of the pieces from the previous step cut holes for windows. In my case I cut a hole in each piece approx 6"x16" because I had enough scrap ple...
I used a router to cut out a recess for the plexiglass windows to drop down into. This step is most likely purely cosmetic, and I primarily did it be...
Cut the plexiglass using a Dremel, razor or whatever you have that can cut it to size with your previously cut windows. I used a Rotozip with the 90d...
For this step use your router with a straight bit and straight edge or router edge guide to put in grooves where your door will ultimately ride on the...
To start putting the pieces together I used some corner clamps to hold the pieces together then pre-drilled some holes for the screws. I pulled it b...
Rip the door to the width of the grooves so it can slide in. Remember it's easier to take wood off than to add it so don't worry if you have to cut a...
Rip a small strip the width of the opening on the front of the box and thin enough to sit in front of routed grooves. This small piece will help prev...
Here is where the small hook or eyelet from the materials list comes in. Fit the door into it's grooves then put this hook in as show, centered on th...
Here you'll be making the trigger or lynchpin for this trap. Use the smaller diameter (1" in my case) piece of PVC for this. First cut the piece to...
At the back of your box, you'll need to cut a hole using a hole saw or other means about 1/8-1/4" greater in diameter than the piece of PVC you used f...
Now you're going to make the piece that acts as the lever between the door and the trigger. Use the 1.5" or if you must a 1" piece of PVC here. Cut ...
Now to make the fulcrum for the lever... for this cut a piece of your 3" PVC to length by making it approx 3' taller than your box. You can always ta...
Now you need to make the piece that is going to hold the whole mechanical contraption onto your box. I used a short piece of 2x4 which turned out to ...
If you've made it this far you have all the essential pieces for a successful trap. Put your PVC lever contraption together, stick the trigger though ...
You can see here that the entire thing breaks down and fits inside the box. I also used an old piece of webbing to make a handle for easy carrying. ...
I put a little tuna in the can, left it over night and bingo.
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Posted:Aug 16, 2011
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