I want to make Wood toys for my Too - Ideas?
Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:39 PM
"She was not quite what you would call refined
She was not quite what you would call unrefined
She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot...or nine."
Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:49 PM
I make a number of toys using gum branches cut into slices and 2 x 2 untreated pine chunks. If you get a length from the hard ware store and just cut up a whole heap in chunks and slices then you have a supply. I don't dye wood anymore, just can't be bothered and the birds don't seem to care. I cut some grooves into the bigger bits.
Drill holes then thread onto either chain (nickel plated is fine, just watch for any rust, stainless steel even better) or very thick vegetable tanned leather strips. Don't bother with string, Kirri (GSC2) just snipped the string on one of those large kabob toys and turned the wood into splinters within a day.
This might give you an idea of some things you can do. I buy some toys from this place (based in Australia) but I also cheat and copy some of their designs.
Parrot Rescue Centre
I have birds, that's probably why I'm here
Need more species icons.
Any complaints and the bug is back.....
Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:04 AM
I will try to post some pics in the DIY section soon.
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