I woman asked me to make something last night. I was a bit surprised when she asked me if I had ever seen any corporal punishment paddles when I was in school! Well, as a matter of fact, I was quite familiar with the "board of education"!! I described the "Alligator" that my 7th grade PE teacher (Mr. Colton) carried around to "motivate" the slowest of us in class!! "Oh, yes! that's what I want made!" Waoh, lady!! You'll get into trouble using one of those these days!! Anyway, she convinced me she didn't have it in mind to use it on any "kids" and I made it for her today. And no, I didn't ask what it was for!! I don't think I'll even charge her as it was quite a trip down memory lane. Just a simple pine board, 3x24" with a split down the center for "sound effect" and plenty holes to produce nice little red spots on the "effected" area (always an interesting sight in the shower after PE!) It is only about 2/3rds the size of the original!! Brings tears to my eye looking at it and thinking about the "good ol' days"