How to build a guillotine ?

I need one for my French Revolution games starting soon and most parts are made of wood.
What do I need ?
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On 6 Feb 2004 02:47:02 -0800, Lester_t snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.in (Lester T. Linpord) wrote:

a big blade and some corrupt hereditary aristocracy. hmmm... seems we have one of those available right now! you're just in time....
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Lester_t snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.in (Lester T. Linpord) writes:

Years ago, my brother and I made a guillotine for a haunted house with two 8' long pieces of plywood about 6" wide. We routed a groove down the middle of each piece. The two sides were held together with 18" pieces of wood.
We made a blade out of painted plywood that slid down the groves. No one could see how crude it was since the haunted house was dark.
It last a year or two until someone backed over it.
Brian Elfert
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ya gotta have a big blade...and a wicker basket!
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Lester T. Linpord wrote:

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And a willing participant to help try it out...;~)
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That's sticking your neck out a bit isn't it? <grin>

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Let's pick a miscreant for him to try it on!
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If you're reconstructing guillotines, then there's one chap to talk to. Quite possibly _the_ living expert on the history of the guillotine and its development.
http://www.metaphor.dk/guillotine/Pages/Guillot.html
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Andy Dingley wrote:

The man who built Alice Cooper's original concert guillotine:
http://www.randi.org /
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Cool! Can you post a picture of it when you're done? alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking
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