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Squirrel Whirler #2: The Whirler!!!

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Blog entry by steveosshop posted 07-17-2008 04:55 AM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is part 2! Unfortunately, I started working and didn’t really break until I was done. Actually it only took about an hour, so I just forgot to take pics in the middle, but here is the final product(excuse the mess on the workbench);

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And this is what it will look like in the tree. All that is left is a couple coats of outdoor finish and a piece of corn to screw onto the end and its ready to whirl some squirrels!!

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Thanx for looking and let me know what ya think!

-- Steve-o



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#1 posted 07-17-2008 03:26 PM

Cool, thanks for the pics.

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#2 posted 07-17-2008 03:52 PM

Like I said before, if you more test subjects, I cab send you a couple of dozen!

Neat project!

Lew

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#3 posted 07-17-2008 06:05 PM

Not sure that’s a humane way to handle animals.
I’m not sure it’s that amusing either.
If you are going to dispatch them fine, but if your amusement leaves them maimed or crippled ….???

Bob

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#4 posted 07-17-2008 09:29 PM

The pics are cut off..I cant see what the heck this thing is. What does it do? do the squirrels actually whirl?

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#5 posted 07-18-2008 04:10 PM

Brad, they land on the area with the screw (it has corn on it at that time.) The force from the landing spins them around. You can click on the pics and see the fullsize images.

Bob, It does not injury the squirrels. Its more like a ride for them. I researched the product online before building it and most people say the squirrels that get use to it will even play on them when the corn is not changed. No harm to the animals.

-- Steve-o

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#6 posted 07-18-2008 04:38 PM

Hi Brad:
The comment above is left from a response to the video that has been removed that shows some idiot hurling these little creatures against a tree in the background.

The rig you are making is fun for the squirrel and great entertainment for the family. I will be adding a couple to my “squirrel farm” too.

Bob

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