Does anyone know where I can find instructions to make a DIY shishi odoshi? I got some bamboo and would love to make one for my whiskey barrel.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I'm assuming you are handy and have access to basic tools like a saw and drill. If it were me, I'd just search for photos using Google, and decide which design/proportions I liked best. Just type in: "shishi odoshi" +picture
Also, here is a link that gives a little info on how to make your own:
Thanks for the link kudzu
I found a design that I really like so I'm going to tackle this project. My hands are well accustomed to basic tools...lol...if not I'll get the SO to help...:o)
You're welcome...and when you're done, please post a photo. I build a lot of things from bamboo and am always interested in seeing something new. Have fun.
Funny...I was going to post the same link!
Man I wish I had that guys yard!
I got one at the hardware store last year. It's made of Durium, some radioactive substance extracted from Chernobyl. ;) Oops, I mean a polyresin compound.
Here is one I made 2 years ago:
And an animated gif:
Note this is powered by a rain barrel at the bottom of a gutter spout... so it tends to run 2 or 3 days after a rain...
Great pics! Thanks for the ideas.
This one is in my girlfriend's garden.
I am a big fan of shishi odoshi's - I did significant experimentation and created a squidoo lens on shishi odoshi design. Its pretty comprehensive. One of the books I recommend to read for creating beautiful outdoor water features is "Outdoor Water Features:16 Easy-to-build Projects For Your Yard & Garden" from Alan & Gill Bridgewater. The book can be easily found at amazon is something like 10 bucks...
However, if all you want is a guide on how to design a shishi odoshi, check out the lens: http://www.squidoo.com/bamboo-fountain
Here is a link that might be useful: Design A Shishi Odoshi