The Amazing Spider Catcher
Are you plagued by creatures who crawl on your floors and walls? Do you want
to get rid of them peacefully and without leaving a stain? What you need is a
To make your very own spider catcher, all you need are the folowing:
Tools that may be helpful:
- An empty (audio) cassette tape case.
- A rod or piece of PVC pipe
- Some superglue or epoxy
- A piece of string
The first thing you want to do is make sure your cassette case can open
and close easily. If it's too stiff, file the contact points. Next, attach
the cassette case to the PVC pipe using glue or epoxy. Attach it right in
the middle of where the cassette title would be. Now, drill a hole in the PVC
pipe just under where it attaches to the cassette case on the same side as
the back of the cassette case. Take the string, glue or tape it to the front of
the cassette case, and then pass it over the top (on the side opposite the
pipe), along the back of the case, and through the hole in the pipe. You might
want to use a paper-clip to weight the string down so you can get it out
through the bottom of the pipe.
- A file
- Duct tape
- A drill or leather-punch
- A paper-clip
To catch your crawly friend, open the cassette case to almost a 90 degree
angle, and slide the front side of the cassette case under the creature (see
below). When it falls in the case, pull on the string snapping the case shut.
Then dispose of the visitor in whatever way seems best.
Thu Sep 16 19:45:23 2004
by Clark Barrett