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The Decisive Hedgehog has many uses, but mainly it takes on the responsibility of difficult choices or decisions, saving you from the blame of the outcome:
  • Offspring squabbling over TV channels? Ask the Hedgehog!
  • Don't know what to have from the takeaway?  Ask the Hedgehog!
  • Can't find a coin to flip? Ask the Hedgehog!
  • Teachers, fed up of the same three hands going up, don't know who should answer next?  Ask the Hedgehog!

Step 1: Materials and Tools

I made the Decisive Hedgehog from a piece of old pine board about 21mm (3/4 inch) thick and just over 90mm (3 1/2inch) wide. It was already "finished" quality, since it used to be part of a bed frame.

The spines are bamboo skewers, I used ordinary kids' craft paints for the colour-coding and a fine drawing pen for the numbering.

The whole thing can be made with basic hand-tools (coping saw, hand drill, half-round file, a sharp knife, sand paper), but I cheated slightly, using a scroll saw, power drill and Kitewife's detailing sander.

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Thank you!
As PKM said, another craeture........! <br/>Awesome creativeness.....
Haha!
Creature....
I don't know if anyone's already said this, but: it would make a really cute drying rack for all those ziploc and vacuum sealer bags some of us use. I really like it--and it would actually look cute on the kitchen counter covered in little baggies. Thanks for sharing!
You're welcome!
Another way this could be used is a fun way to organize small children. Make it like above but number each one, then the kids pull the spines, and organize in order according to the numbers, be it groups, or a queue.<br> <br> Seems like an easy method to tame herds of little ruffians
Good idea, and if you look at the last photo of step 3... <br>
Ah, okay, I didn't notice that, thanks <br> <br>Also, why the heck did my comment double-post? That's obnoxious.
At first I was &quot;What&quot;?? then I was &quot;Ahhhh&quot;... Very cool Kiteman... Klockwork Kevin beat me to the punch with his comment. <br>
Thank you!
This is definitely one of the best implementations of drawing straws I've seen, and yea it seems like it would definitely be great for kids.
Thanks!
http://www.kss.com.tw/e4k/e4-2/e0215-1.asp I get mine from the local electrical supply house but pretty sure I've seen wall mart carry them
Thanks.
This is definitely one of the best implementations of drawing straws I've seen, and yea it seems like it would definitely be great for kids.
Electricians have peel off and stick numbers we use for marking wire circuits. Just another option for numbering. I find I use the things for everything from labels on sparkplug wires to numbering the cables on the back of my TV/ computer so they are useful all over. Not too expensive and last forever.
Oh! Are they easy to get hold of?
What a great idea! It would be nice to use it as a pencil holder too!!
Exactly what I thought! If I didn't work in a paperless office I'd totally build one to hold my pens. Can you do a cable-organising woodland creature next? :)
Hmmm....
Thank you. <br> <br>A larger version could be a knife-block as well, I think.
what fun
Isn't it?
Awesome Idea :) Many possibilities indeed :). Thanks for sharing your awesomeness.
Thank you!
Another way this could be used is a fun way to organize small children. Make it like above but number each one, then the kids pull the spines, and organize in order according to the numbers, be it groups, or a queue.<br> <br> Seems like an easy method to tame herds of little ruffians
Nice project! Perfect for a budding woodworker.
Oh, I hadn't thought of that possibility!
I'm obsessed with Hedgehog's! This is awesome. I love the idea as a larger version as a knife-block.
You're welcome to try that for yourself!
I love it!!!!!
Thank you!

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