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Project by Rick posted 02-26-2010 09:08 AM 1857 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.





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#1 posted 02-26-2010 11:18 AM

Nice job. My grandkids might like that:-)

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

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 11:21 AM

hi do you have plans for this that your willing to share if so please PM me as i make bird boxes this time of year as well

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 11:29 AM

great story and great work

-- GO DAWGS!

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 12:19 PM

cool

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 01:39 PM

Very cool Rick! I am winding down on a bat house project right now. Its amazing the stuff you learn about those little bats doing research for the house. I’m building mine for my oldest daughters high school.

Great work and awesome you got a little helper there as well…...

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 02-26-2010 03:23 PM

It’s always good to get kids involved in woodworking. It keeps their minds and hands occupied and out of trouble. You’ve done a good thing getting them involved. I am sure it gave them a huge scense of accomplishment. By the way,...GREAT JOB!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 04:34 PM

Awesome…I’ve had a bat house up since the middle of summer. I started the project the summer before when I saw numerous bats in the backyard. This past summer with the goofy cool weather, I saw no bats and none entered my house. We’ll try again this year and see what happens.

Mounting it on a brick wall is good to provide a heat sink for the bats. Not sure where you are located, but I have seen some suggestions that a horizontal 1/4 inch cut be provided in the front panel for air circulation and the establishment of heat zones.

Rick

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jayjay

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#8 posted 02-26-2010 04:56 PM

Great way to keep the kids interested and involved in something educational and fun.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 05:13 PM

Very cool! I’‘ve been thinking about building one myself – I actually kind of like bats.

I also like that you’re getting kids involved in woodworking – I think that the act of creating something tangible is missing in a lot of kids’ lives. Well done to both you, and the young Miss.

-- To do is to be

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 05:58 PM

Cool, I’v never seen one of those before.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Rick

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#11 posted 02-27-2010 03:22 AM

To All: Thanks for all the great replies to my Posting!! Especially the words about getting Children involved in something usefull. VERY IMPORTANT!!

POMMY: Your PM is on the way, all the way to ESSEX England Guys. What a GREAT SITE this is!!

RickB: (Great Name) ..LOL… Your observation is right on. The 1/4” cut you mention would be a necessity for VERY hot climates. I live in Canada (See Profile) and am looking out my window at about 2 FEET of Snow!! That’s the reason there is no venting strip on this one.

CessnaPilot Barry: Your aslo right about Mosquito Control. We all seem to worry about Swine Flu, which amounted to next to nothing, yet it is a FACT that every 30 Seconds, somewhere on OUR Planet someone dies as a result of a Mosquito Bite. Usually HIV or Malaria. Yes! Bats are Great!

CHEERS ALL: Rick aka …. “Hey You!”

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Karson

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#12 posted 02-28-2010 05:49 AM

Some great projects. Nice that you were able to get your neighbour involved.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 12-11-2013 09:35 AM

Very nice. Love the detail

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#14 posted 07-18-2014 04:53 PM

My grandfather made a bat house but never had any bats.

-- Live for nothing or die for something -John Rambo

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