Cowardism, our national response to Terrorism, steals my pocket knife every time I go to the airport.
The next day I need to cut a piece of string and Dammit! where's my knife?!! Oh yeah.
My society in an orgy of panic needs it for self-inflicted injuries.

So like any good tool-using ape, I grab whatever knife is handy, rub it on something til it's sharp, and when I'm done opening the letter or whatever, I roll the blade up in a piece of paper, fold the end over, and pretend it's a pocket knife.

Take that, you unelected King George! The founding fathers and I despise your Tyranny!

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Good idea in theory, but the xray machine will still pick up the blade shape. I thought of this a while back, wrap up the knife/blade/pointy thing in tin foil. Fold the foil into a flat square shape. The xray machine will see a square thing that wont look anything like a blade.
I don't think the tin foil trick works with newer security systems.
King George deserved that.<br />
There are very sharp half-serrated composite (glass embedded plastic) knives available, but the act of carrying a concealed knife on airline may bring felony charges and a police beatdown at the airport. Your improved butter knife is pretty cool though.
It's cowardice, not Cowardism, genius...
xd3m1 missed the humor in the play on words. And he's probably never been to the airport or a courthouse.
umm...ya...this wont work for my sog seal pup, my knfe will just cut rite throught the paper
Ok, for those that didnt understand the poorly phrased political comment. He meant that airport security takes his pocket knives away from him, leaving him without a pocket knife. So, he takes any old knife, or makes one, and wraps it with paper to make it a pocket knife. And why the politics on instructables?
this makes no sense, man
"Take that, you unelected King George! The founding fathers and I despise your Tyranny!" What does that have to do with taking a knife onboard a plane? Are you implying that if Bush wasn't president you would be allowed to take knifes onboard planes, you liberal hippy douche?
Same song, different damn verse. Electoral college. Democracy within a republic. Tri-branch gov't, checks and balances. Poli sci classes available at all community colleges for a nominal fee.
Write "I am a terrorist" out using Beanwaur's method. the best way to convince someome hat you are not lieing to them is to tell them you are :-P
A more general purpose solution is clear 1/2" pvc tube. Cut a length the size of the blade, slit it lengthways and it will bite the blad to keep itself in place. Good for: axes, knives, saws and iceblades as found on the buttboards
Hi Pauric! That's a good plan, but howabout polyethylene or polypropylene, which won't make your tumors ache so much? "Never use PVC for anything but potato guns" is one of my main rules of life.
maybe I didnt mean pvc, whatever that clear bending plastic tubing is
hello Tim
what are all those clothes hangers hanging from the celling for??? extra closet space mabey???
I'm guessing a hanging rack for painting/staining. or that "bernouli slalom" that was on here awhile ago.
Hmm. That's pretty neat. Quick and dirty. Interesting
And here I was wondering what was making my tumor so painful. What about that black plastic ABS pipe, will that work? I've got alot of that.

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