Baboon Pirates

Scribbles and Scrawls from an unrepentant swashbuckling primate.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Low-Tech Home Defense

Do Home Invaders Wear Pickelhaubes?

I've always wanted to make one of these. It was state of the art in 1916 for trench raiding.

I think I'd do it a bit differently. A Louisville Slugger makes a good starting point instead of whittling down a tree stump.

Also, I think you need to wire-wrap the nailed end to keep it from splitting.

I'd definitely clip the nail heads at an angle, though. Might as well add some extra injury to insult, after all...