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raggedyann
raggedyann asks:
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I need a 15 step mouse trap, any ideas?

In Topics: Science fair
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hello,

I believe this meets the need you've described...

How To: Build A DIY Humane Mouse Trap
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/how-to/how-to-build-a-diy-humane-mouse-trap-051742

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vicy_verghese2006
vicy_verghe... writes:
2 steel rods, 4mm in diameter, about 6cm long.
4 eye-hole screws, identical in size. The eye hole should be 5mm in
diameter
Plywood, 3-ply, 16 inches square.
Rubber bands that easily stretch to form a circle three inches in diameter
18 inches string
24 washes, 4mm inner diameter
Required Tools
Drill
Drill bit, 1-1/2â in length.
Jigsaw
Compass
Vice
Hacksaw
Super glue
Epoxy glue
Sandpaper
Pliers
Jewelerâs file
Hammer
Instructions
Use pliers to remove the bait holder as well as the wire catch for holding the trap open. Also remove the staples that attach these pieces to the mousetrap.
Gently push the end of the first eye hook into the end of the trap, approximately 5/16â from the edge of the wood. Position it so that the eye of the hook faces outward from the mousetrap.
Position the three remaining eye hooks at the three remaining corners of the mousetrap edges.
Use the compass to draw four circles, each 3â in diameter, on the plywood.
Use the drill to make a hole in the middle of each circle.
Use the jigsaw to cut the circles out of the wood.
Sand the edges of each wheel until completely smooth.
File the end of each rod until it is completely smooth.
Place the rod in the vise. Cut halfway through the rod approximately 2cm from the end of the rod.
Use a jewelerâs file to increase the size of the rodâs cut just enough to slip the wire catch from the mousetrap securely inside.
Trim the wire with the pliers so that it is 7mm long. One end of the wire should be flush with the outer edge of the rod. File the edges of the wire so that they are smooth.
Use epoxy glue to keep the wire in the groove. Allow the glue to dry completely, overnight.
Place the rod in the eye hooks at the rear end of your mousetrap. (This is the end at which the jaws would lie if the trap were set.)
Put a few washers on either end of the carâs axle.
Use the vise to gently force a wheel onto either end of the carâs axle.
Following steps 14 and 15, attach the wheels to the front axle.
Attach the string to the center of the jaws of the trap.
Tie the other end of the string into a small loop. The end of your loop should just reach the carâs rear axle. Trim the ends of the string.
Place one rubber band around each of your carâs back wheels. These will provide the wheels with needed traction against smooth surfaces. Glue the rubber bands firmly in place with super glue.
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