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"MALLET BIRD " BIRD HOUSE

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Project by kiefer posted 1099 days ago 1608 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mallet bird house which I hope to have a mallet bird move into and help me in the shop.
My uncle told me about this bird and I tell my grand kids about the bird which is a rather rare species and seldom seen but very welcome in the shop and if properly trained will help you locate the mallet which you misplaced .
All you do is whistle and the bird will whistle back giving you the location of your misplaced mallet which happens to me more and more as I grow older.

The house has to be carefully build and the hole has to be at a slight incline and only one inch in diameter with a peg located not too low . A light colored wood body with a dark colored roof and a sturdy handle with a natural oil finish being careful not to get any inside which is only to have some carefully selected shavings placed into it are the other details to keep in mind.

If anyone has one of these birds in their shop, please let me know as I have never seen one of these birds and would be very interested to hear from you !!! Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松





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bigike

4031 posts in 1886 days


#1 posted 1096 days ago

I like this it reminds me of the hand plane bird house in popular woodworking mag a month or so ago.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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rance

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#2 posted 1096 days ago

I hear it is a close cousin to the woodpecker.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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kiefer

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#3 posted 1095 days ago

IKE
I had a wood plane in mind since there is another story from days gone by and I may do it some day.
I find that kind of humor very funny

Thanks

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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kiefer

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#4 posted 1095 days ago

RANCE
The woodpecker relation is very interesting and I still hope someone has a lead on one of these bird sure would be nice to have one and that darn squirrel in my shop is also driving me crazy because he puts stuff away and I cant find it.

Thanks

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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Roz

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#5 posted 1094 days ago

Now this is creative thinking.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Wolffarmer

393 posts in 1836 days


#6 posted 1081 days ago

Nice project.

Is there a pencil bird?

Randy

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

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kiefer

2945 posts in 1265 days


#7 posted 1081 days ago

Randy I have heard of a pencil bird and this is how it works .
You catch one of the little guys and attach it to the front of your shirt and periodically rub the bird to activate the magnetic personality and then put a steel clip on your pencil and it will stick to the bird .
This is what I have heard from some old guys that should know .
Now for the squirrel in my shop putting everything away where I can’t find it is another story .
You may try one of the tool shop supply stores but they also never heard of left and right handed nails and are looking into that for me .
Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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Wolffarmer

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#8 posted 1081 days ago

Kiefer. An uncle of mine use to teach sheet metal working at a community college. He loved to set new students to work sorting out left and right handed rivets.

He learned is craft in WWII in the south pacific aboard and aircraft carrier. I imagine that was not the worse thing he had in store for the students.

Randy

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

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mafe

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#9 posted 1079 days ago

Big smile here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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