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Instructions for Making the Temporary Display
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Chapter: 6.12
(Section 6: How Accurate is your Spiritual Compass?)
Copyright Michael Bronson 1997, 1999, and 2000
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Making the wooden platform

1 Cut a piece of plywood to 3 feet by 1.5 feet.  
2 Measure the end of your hairdryer (which will be around 2 inches). Add about 1/8 of an inch to this measurement. This will be the size of the hole you will cut for the hairdryer.  
3 Measure and mark the middle of the board.  
4 Cut a piece of paper into a 9.5 x 9.5 inch square.  
5 Mark the center of the paper and its four corners.
6 Put the paper on the board, aligning the center of the paper over the center of the board.  
7 Mark the four spots on the board.
8 Drill a screw into each of the four dots. Leave about ½ of an inch of screw showing. (This will keep the disk from sliding away.)
9 Cut the hole at center mark (for the hairdryer). The hole can be about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. You can cut the hole with a jigsaw or with a bore that is used to put in door handles. Cut the hole at center mark.
       

Making the Disk

1 Find a piece of thin cardboard, such as from a cereal box. If you don’t have this, you can buy this thickness of cardboard at any craft or office supply store. Depending on how powerful your hairdryer is, you may be able to use the thicker cardboard from a shipping box.  
2 Cut out a round disk that is about 10.25 inches across  
       

Setting up the Prop

1 Set two chairs about 2.5 feet from each other.  
2 Put the board between the two chairs as shown in the picture at the beginning of the chapter. (Have about 3 inches of the board resting on each chair.) Make sure that the screws are facing down.  
3 Get some foam to put around the end of the hairdryer. This keeps the air from leaking out.
4 Put the hairdryer in the hole on the board. You will need to hold the hairdryer during the presentation.
       

Special Notes

Use the top speed of the hairdryer for maximum airflow. If your hair dryer has a non-heat mode, use that. The heat will eventually warp the cardboard, resulting in it curling and falling down. It would be a good idea to carry a couple disks with you in case you ruin one. The thicker cardboard (from shipping boxes) can withstand the heat much better.

 

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