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It's been a while since I have posted a project, huh?

After building my squirrel picnic area, I was replacing an old cob with a fresh one.



Then I got an itch between my shoulder blades and used the old cob to scratch it.

It felt great! Fantastic even!

Hence, here is my latest creation. They are so easy to make. Just any scrap wood laying around for the handles
(Mine are 5") and a piece of 3/8" dowel (about 18") and a dried corn cob (about 4").

Total length is about 24"

No real precision involved either. Just a hole in the handle and cob a little glue insert the dowel and you are done!

I got the dried corn in the garden dept of Lowes and about $6-$7 for a whole bag. If you don't have squirrels to eat the corn off you can just scrap it off.

After you buy the corn it basically is the cost of a dowel for each one.

This is a batch I made for my family.

They make great useful gifts. Christmas is getting close!

If they are too rough for you, then you can just sand them a little smoother.

Enjoy.

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wow…you need to get a patent on this one!!! cool…I love the picnic area too…that is awesome!
 

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Just don't leave those hanging near the outhouse, or folks might think they're for a different purpose. :)
 

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Charlie, Charlie, Charlie- it's even worse if they, then, use the cob for a pipe.

Neat idea, Gary!
 

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Leave it to charlie to think of the outhouse. :) Great idea
 

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I like the picnic area, thanks.
 

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Finally a project I can copy and say just like Gary's. <g>
I really like the picnic area. I'll have to get a couple of those up soon.

What a mind.

Bob
 

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Nice idea Gary!

Do you know if that squirrel happens to be a "cornhusker" fan?
 

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I too LOVE the squirrel picnic area!! I think the table and benches are a nice, thoughtful touch!! Gary you should've used these for the scrap contest again!!
 

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Hey Gary! Great squirrel picnic area…very creative. Your back scratcher idea is very cool as well. In fact, so cool that someone is already selling them at www.backscratcherworld.com. Thanks for sharing both projects!
 

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Clever idea, Gary, but we're expecting to see another post from you soon showing a few made from exotic woods, inlaid with ivory, maybe handcrafted gold bands, and spiral turned dowels! ;-)
 

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On second thought, maybe you could set a few diamonds and emeralds to replace the corn kernels! Then market them for a few hundred thousand to Niedless Marcup (or is that Nieman Marcus?) for their Christmas catalog.
 

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Gary, youn are genius. I liked the corn scratcher as well as the squirrel picnic area.
Sharad
 

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I've got 3 back scratchers or I'd buy a couple Gary. I have an itchy back. I think that means something Pyschologically. The technical term is crazy, I think. lol
 

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Great idea, Gary. However, since I installed the garbage disposal, Moondog is out of work. The dishwasher has Carleen down to half time. If I got a back scratcher, she would be plumb out of work like Moondog and would get bored.
 

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Leave it to you to take a kernel of an idea and turn it into something brilliant. Pretty darned cool. A little corny but cool
 

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Nice to see you back making things again - such a simple, but effective tool of days gone bye - thanks for posting
 

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Wow Gary, that's one FAT squirrel! Neat idea… my neighbor just harvested, so there's about a half million cobs laying in the field.
 

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That is cool Gary. Often the simplest ideas are the best. You picked a nice piece of something to display them on, too.
 

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WOW ...This is such an awesome idea and the squirrel feeder is great , Gary…You have such a wonderful sense of invention . Happy Holidays : )
 

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I'm beginning to think you're a genius:)
 
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