Squirrel Spinner

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Project by Luke posted 1512 days ago 6140 views 16 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the squirrel tries to get to the piece of corn the whole arm will spin around because he weighs it down. This will “spin” the little guy right off the arm. Sometimes they fly, sometimes they just fall. They’ve successfully snagged one ear already and we’re waiting to see on the other. My father in law found these for sale online and thought it would be cool to make one so he set me to work. It’s all cedar construction glued and screwed together. The arm sticking out is a cedar 4×4 and the the rest is one 1×6x8’ from the depot that I cut in half and glued face to face then cut the back plate and spinner to shape.

-- LAS,

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#1 posted 1512 days ago

Neat idea, so could we get a video of it in action?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#2 posted 1512 days ago

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 1512 days ago

Who you gonna call squirrel busters

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1512 days ago

This might qualify for …. you might be a redneck if, ... very fun!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 1512 days ago

What a hoot. Almost makes me wish I had squirrels. Almost.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#6 posted 1512 days ago

I have got to make one of those, we have tons of squirrels….

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#7 posted 1512 days ago

I’ve got squirrels…. I’ve got to make one!


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#8 posted 1512 days ago

Heard of them, never seen one until now, great idea

-- Norman

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#9 posted 1512 days ago

Watching my squirrels on one of those could almost repay me for all of the bird food they have stolen! Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#10 posted 1512 days ago

That is just evil! I love it ;)

-- Mike, Western New York

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#11 posted 1512 days ago

Be careful. PETA will be knocking on your door soon for making the squirrels dizzy. ;) Neat idea!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#12 posted 1512 days ago

This is for entertainment, right?

Much better than watching birds at a feeder, that’s for sure.

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#13 posted 1512 days ago

Very cool!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#14 posted 1512 days ago

If you truly don’t want squirrels around try this, hours of fun!

Now thats funny I don’t care who you are!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#15 posted 1511 days ago

Now that you’ve got ‘em all riled up… try squirrel fishing. Tie a peanut on a fly rod. The goal is to cast the peanut close enough that the squirrel grabs it and holds on for dear life. See if you can land him!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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