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As previously mentionned in this instructable, I also tried to make finger traps out of strips cut in an old bicycle inner tube...

While the finger trap did not work due to the material being stretchable, I found the pattern it made quite pleasing to the eye, and also providing a good grip. This could be used to personalize a racket for example, or to make a grip for a flashlight... etc.
Simply staple the ends of the rubber strips, then cover with some plumber's or electrical tape.

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    SeaCaptain

    9 years ago

    Fun Instructable! Worked the first time!

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    BraisedDuck

    9 years ago

    the way to escpe is to push your two fingers together, and work ur way through.right?

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    iwantacuracy

    11 years ago

    64% of american school children. get their fingers stuck in these and dont know how to get them out!! ROFL

    naaaahh
    great instructable ive always wondered how to make these.

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    8bitiwantacuracy

    Reply 9 years ago

    Says Iwantacuracy. Have you actually looked at the article he used to support that claim? What you are experiencing is confirmation bias. Look it up if you don't know what that is. Why people from countries such as yours are predisposed to belittle American citizens would be an interesting study by itself.

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    sgt.paper

    11 years ago

    i did this whith strips of alumonum from popcans and it was awsome

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    8bitsgt.paper

    Reply 9 years ago

    Sounds like that might make some sharp finger scissors.

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    MadScience#1sgt.paper

    Reply 9 years ago

    seems like that would be fail because it would pinch the *feces* out of your finger correct?

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    8bit

    9 years ago

    Always downing Americans. Doesn't show well on one's character, does it?

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    8bit8bit

    Reply 9 years ago

    The article used to assert your prejudiced and generalized view against Americans to the masses shows you might be lacking in a good deal of common sense. It speaks vaguely about an unsourced study sponsored by www.fakecrap.com and makes overreaching claims based on inadequate information.

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    Kryptonite

    10 years ago

    I used a quite good quality finger trap once before, made of plastic, and I worked out how to undo it though it took a minute or two. If you made good strong ones then if you attached it to all of the person's fingers, that would be brilliant for stopping a person from doing a lot of things. Thanks for posting! BTW, did you come up with design yourself?

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    sam noyounKryptonite

    Reply 10 years ago

    mmmm... sorta... the design was essentially based of pictures of fingertraps I saw for sale on the net... I think mine has a simplified design however...

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    Kryptonitesam noyoun

    Reply 10 years ago

    Fair enough, the way I look at it it's deffinitely your idea.

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    B.D.H

    10 years ago

    when you are taping them into pairs, do you put one of the end's of the ribbon and put it at an 80 degree angle in the middle of the ribbon or at the end? & do youtape the pairs together?

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    power

    10 years ago

    hmm I still don't understand how to build them.

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    l1ttl

    10 years ago

    do you think decorative ribbon would work?

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    sam noyounl1ttl

    Reply 10 years ago

    Yeah probably, if it's stiff enough.

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    nerd12

    10 years ago

    this is to tough!!!

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    AznPanda

    10 years ago

    Always wantded to make one haha like you make 5 of them one on each finger