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How to make a mousetrap

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How to make a mousetrap


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timeTime: About half an hour

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One day, my grandfather told me about unusual design of diy mouse trap, and in this short article you'll learn how to make a mousetrap.


  • Thick steel wire
  • Thin steel wire
  • Leftover of PVC tube
  • Strings

  • Pliers
  • Hacksaw
  • Drill

    DIY mousetrap

  • Construction

    Mousetrap includes next parts:
    Spring(1) made of strong steel wire with attached loop (2) made of wire too. Piece of PVC tube is a body of mousetrap (4) is closed with cap (3). All sizes is free.
    How to make a mousetrap

  • Step 1

    Make a cap for tube of any material, mouse just shouldn't pass on this end of tube

  • Step 2

    Make a spring out of thick wire

  • Step 3

    Make a loop of thin wire and attach it to spring

  • Step 4

    Make a holes in the tube

  • Step 5

    Assemble mousetrap
    Assembled, but unarmed
    How to make a mousetrap

  • How it works

    Compress spring, put loop down in the gap in body (6) and tie spring to the lower part of body by thread (5).
    How to make a mousetrap

    Put a bait between cap and thread. Mouse comes into tube and approach to thread, which is a problem to go on. Mouse starts to gnaw the thread, so then spring contract and lift a loop with mouse inside it, and mouse choke to death, and you are saved.
    Some view on this diy mousetrap from frontside (you can see thread and loop)
    How to make a mousetrap

    Author: Dezertir1996


I suggest you to see how to make another version of a mousetrap, it is pretty simple too. Mouse still alive after catching. Basic material - plastic bottle.

ResultsResults and tips

  • DIY mouse trap is very "soft" for mouse, there isn't splatter brains on the walls or smth.
  • You can tune power by tuning spring
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