|Project by Jeffery Mullen||posted 03-16-2013 04:19 AM||1608 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
I was on u-tube viewing videos last night and was inspired by the spring action wood pecker toy that I saw in action. I made a compound cut body from a pattern I made. I used a dowel for the beak and sanded it down to a point with my belt sander. I drilled the holes in the wood pecker body before I made the compound cuts. I made my own spring with some 20 gauge wire and wrapped it around a nail then pulled on the spring a little to give it some action to it. I used about 3 feet of wire for the bird to peck his way down. Their is a hole just a little bit bigger in the wood that runs down the wire so it will grip some when the spring is moving back and forth and the beak is pecking at the wire as it goes down to the bottom. It takes about 30 sec to make it to the bottom. I painted it to my touch with acrylic paints and a small paint brush.