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Coal Mine Canary Cage

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Project by adot45 posted 05-10-2018 12:56 PM 991 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of one the cages used in coal mines way back when. The frame is four posts with four styles and rails. I used spalted white oak for this project.

Finding the old wire coat hangers is pretty tough so I used 1/8” bamboo skewers to make the bars.

The door is a simple sliding bit set into one end.

The finished cage was finished with “barn wood antiquing juice” which turns wood a nice weathered barn wood silvery gray.

There you have my version of the canary cage for a coal mine.
Thanks for looking.
David

-- David -- sent from my linux box





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#1 posted 05-10-2018 01:03 PM

Well that’s  cool. May I assume you have a bird? Good job!

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 02:36 PM

Neat cage, David!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 02:39 PM

that is a cool idea, now for bird shopping.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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adot45

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 03:03 PM



Well that s  cool. May I assume you have a bird? Good job!

- Ron Aylor

Sure do Thank you for your comment.

-- David -- sent from my linux box

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#5 posted 05-10-2018 03:04 PM



that is a cool idea, now for bird shopping.

- UncleBuck

Got one and another coming, seed feeder too! Thanks for looking!

-- David -- sent from my linux box

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adot45

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#6 posted 05-10-2018 03:08 PM

Boy, ya gotta like online shopping places….found this porcelain seed feeder.
Just the right scale. Thanks Dave!

-- David -- sent from my linux box

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#7 posted 05-10-2018 03:16 PM

that is a cool idea, now for bird shopping.


Boy, ya gotta like online shopping places….found this porcelain seed feeder.
Just the right scale. Thanks Dave!

- adot45


good planning and you did not even know it that will be one lucky bird.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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#8 posted 05-10-2018 04:53 PM

I just got one thing to say… best stay out of whatever coal mine THAT bird has been in… :-D

Cool project!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#9 posted 05-10-2018 10:17 PM

I wonder if we may need something like this in our shops, if the bird starts coughing you better open the door and let in some air.
Cool project!!!

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#10 posted 05-10-2018 10:49 PM

Coming from a West Virginia coal mining heritage myself, that’s pretty cool. May your bird live a long and happy life.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#11 posted 05-10-2018 10:58 PM

Thanks guys, and thanks for looking.

-- David -- sent from my linux box

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#12 posted 05-12-2018 09:12 PM

Lovely.
Lucky bird. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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