Squirrel Spinner

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Project by Luke posted 06-01-2010 03:07 AM 12313 views 17 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 06-01-2010 03:15 AM

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 06-01-2010 03:43 AM

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 03:45 AM

Who you gonna call squirrel busters

-- wood crafting & classes

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 03:58 AM

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

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 06-01-2010 04:20 AM

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 06-01-2010 04:28 AM

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

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#7 posted 06-01-2010 04:34 AM

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


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#8 posted 06-01-2010 04:40 AM

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

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 04:50 AM

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 now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 06-01-2010 05:07 AM

That is just evil! I love it ;)

-- Mike, Western New York

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 05:21 AM

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 06-01-2010 05:40 AM

This is for entertainment, right?

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

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#13 posted 06-01-2010 06:04 AM

Very cool!

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

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#14 posted 06-01-2010 06:33 AM

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 06-01-2010 04:48 PM

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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