Monday, November 1, 2010

And speaking of the telegraph...


We're going to be making a "key" and "sounder" for David's den meeting this month. If you'd like to make your own why not try our mouse trap version! It's fun and legal.

2 comments:

rogue evolent said...

That is cool. Back when I was in Scouts (I rose to the first level of Possum) my Dad and I made a piece of wood that was hammered on to another piece of wood. Mike please adopt me! Telegraphs are cool... that Alexander Graham Bell was one cool guy :) Like you.

Mike Adair said...

I love the idea of Possum Rank! Aren't they cool, though? I never made one or played with one but dang it if they aren't the coolest thing! We sat at the table the other nice sending words back and forth (we're not good enough for full sentences yet). I'm thinking of adding one thing - That upside-down screw that keeps the hinge from pivoting too far up - dip it in liquid rubber or put some kind of silencing cap on it. Maybe one of those little felt circles. The hinge taps great on the bolt but makes the same click on the way up. Small thing but might make the message clearer.
As always, thanks r/e, er, son!