Squirrel Twirler

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Project by noknot posted 07-10-2009 09:00 PM 5601 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a squirrel twirler. I made this a long time ago with my daughter when she was about 9. I enjoyed making this with her because her heart was in it. She loved to be in the shop with me doing anything, so I figured it was time to make her first “project”. Your supposed to put dry corn at the end of it were the hook is. When a squirrel sits on it to eat the corn then it spins, its fun to watch squirrels when they get on it and they wonder what is going on.


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#1 posted 07-10-2009 09:04 PM

Do the tree rats fall into a pot of boiling water? If so, I’m a fan!

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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#2 posted 07-10-2009 09:04 PM

any more details on what it is? Is it like a ride for the squirels?

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#3 posted 07-10-2009 09:07 PM

What does it do . Needs a lot more details

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 07-10-2009 09:27 PM

That’s cruel, but hilarius.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-10-2009 10:12 PM

A photo a little farther away might help.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-11-2009 12:32 AM

Looks like it spins on the bolt. Squirrel runs up, board spins down, squirrel turns around and runs up, board tilts the other way, endless hours of squirrely fun

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#7 posted 07-11-2009 12:32 AM

A video would be better ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-12-2009 06:23 AM

Cruel my behind!

Have you ever seen a squirrel tease a dog on a chain? I have….....They deserve it he he he

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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#9 posted 07-14-2009 09:35 PM

This looks like a project in one of my lawn furniture books I purchased from Lowes. Nice job.

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#10 posted 07-15-2009 10:09 PM

be careful – squirrel twirling is illegal in some states!!

-- -erik & christy-

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#11 posted 07-17-2009 02:03 AM

Im in GEORGIA letting them live is illegal!


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#12 posted 07-17-2009 03:59 AM

I’ve got a Border Collie that would sit under that tree all day waiting for that squirrel to “Fly!”

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#13 posted 11-20-2009 03:25 AM

That is just too funny and so are all the comments! I love it!

-- Janice

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#14 posted 11-20-2009 03:39 AM

I’m not a big fan of killing anything without a valid reason…....squirrels around these parts are just food for the predators….and when the predators can get enough of them…they stay away from my chickens… I mostly leave the squirrels be….

BUT – if you put one of them twirlers up…painted it so it looked like a spinning bullseye…Now you are talking…why…it would be a great target shoot…lol…hit the spinning squirrel and win a cupie doll….it sounds like that bean bag toss that folks were making for tailgaters….you could even make a background so the twirler becomes a pointer … wheel of fortune….hit the squirrel…win the prize…..I better stop now fore the humane society or PETA comes after me…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#15 posted 03-11-2010 10:03 AM

How long is the spinning 2×4? I believe I need to make one of these!

-- Ben, Atlanta,

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