Ka-whoosh sonic shimmer that leads you to a transcendental state. Technically not a gong but a Stargate-shaped cymbal holder that you can use like a dinner bell. Can also be used ceremoniously in the practice of ancient arts.
So get it on, bang a gong.
Disclaimer: I am not a true Stargate fan so details are not 100% accurate. It's papier mache, for crying out loud... But please argue the hypothetical on the potential of such a device, I'll believe you.
Dandy dialing device. The party you have dialed is not available or you are not in the service area to place a call...iphone4 users.
Step 1: I'd Hit It...
I don't know why I keep accumulating all of this cardboard to recycle but time to put a dent in the pile so some of it doesn't end up in the landfill.
I had a few pieces of high quality thick box cardboard to use.
I also had a few spare cymbals from Caitlin's drum set that were collecting dust. I used the 16 inch crash for my prototype as I didn't know how big this was going to turn out. I guess the 18 inch crash/ride would have worked as well.
A cymbal, as big as you have
A piece of wood 1x3 stock couple of inches longer than the diameter of your cymbal
5/16th inch x 4 inch carriage bolt with washers and nuts for mounting cymbal
Krylon metallic gold paint, you could use a greyish color for the authentic Stargate look
big bottle of regular glue for papier mache
You can use regular white glue for everything but I found carpenter's glue to have a better tack and quicker set up when doing papercrafts. Hot glue from a hot glue gun also has its utility in tacking parts together that you cannot really clamp together until the glue sets up.
hot glue gun for hot gluing
scissors, utility knife, ruler, straightedge, compass and pencil
CAUTION:Sharp implements can cut you, hot glue hurts or can cause burns. Hot glue can ooze from joints to napalm your fingers or the heat will come through the part as you press on it. Allow to cool sufficiently before handling.
Heed warnings and instructions on paint cans. Apply only in well ventilated areas.
Have your more mature kid supervise you if you cannot act responsibly.