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The pistol shrimp is only 1–2 inches (3–5 cm) long. It is distinctive for its disproportionately large claw, (larger than half the shrimp’s body) which does not have pincers at the end. Rather, it has a pistol-like feature made of two parts. A joint allows the “hammer” part to move backward into a cocking position like a gun. When released, it snaps into the other part of the claw, creating a cavitation bubble capable of stunning fish and breaking small glass jars.

from Popular Woodworking Magazine

CNC Spring Joint Box

Spring Joint Box Self-locking design requires no glue. By Randy Johnson Squeeze and snap! That’s all it takes to assemble this CNC-routed box. Th e joint’s flexibility comes from a series of slots that allow the hooked tenons to be compressed, so they slide into the mortises. When released, the tenons spring back into position, locking the parts together. While not as rigid as a glued joint, the assembled spring …

from Orvis

Leather Portfolio

Get organized and look good doing it with this leather executive portfolio. Made from genuine native American steer hide, this portfolio features a two-position solid brass snap closure that allows room for extra documents. Edge stitched with an inside front diagonal pocket and center pencil slot. Pencil and memo pad included. Accommodates standard 8½" x 11" ruled pad. Leather executive portfolio in brown. 9½"L x 12"W. USA.