|Project by kiefer||posted 07-22-2011 05:15 AM||2086 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
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