A Fly Swatter For The Shop

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Project by OttoH posted 08-04-2014 01:17 PM 2106 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The flies have been terrible these past couple of weeks, since I never get around to going to the store and buying a fly swatter I decided to build one out of wood.

The swatter is 23 inches long, the head is 4 inches wide and 5 inches high, with the holes cut out in the shape of flies. I used 1/8 inch birch ply for the project, cut it out in my laser, glued the handle pieces to it, and stained it with a walnut stain.

I was concerned about how it would hold up, but it seems to work well, I have had a couple of hard swats on the workbench and it is holding up fine.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 01:56 PM

Very cool, looks like a new product line.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-04-2014 02:09 PM

Nice That would leave cute little fly imprints on my kids butts when they are being bad.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 08-04-2014 04:56 PM

Boy that sucker is tuff enough to take a good sized horse fly. (-; Nice creative approach to the problem.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 08-04-2014 05:50 PM

Way cool, You can probably swat them outta the air too LOL.

I thought I had got bitten by a horse fly a couple weeks ago out in the shop and after my leg turning bright red the next day I went to the doc and turns out it was a black widow yea that wasn’t fun….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 08-04-2014 10:10 PM

Dang, that’s a big-a$$ed flyswatter!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 08-04-2014 11:52 PM

That’s a beauty!! Those flies don’t have a chance!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 04:37 AM

thats just to cool ,looks like it would work on Louisiana mosketos too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 08-05-2014 08:31 AM

Yo ease back on the swing, looks like you took out a complete squadron in one blow and they went straight through !!

You got the whole lot by such a surprise they didnt get a chance to break formation.

They will take up some room in the cemetery!

Nice work!

-- Regards Rob

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