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shishi odoshi...deer scarer

Posted by efine50 z7aNC (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 17, 05 at 8:02

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.

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RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 17, 05 at 12:21

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:

DIY s-i

RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

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 not I'll get the SO to help...:o)
Thanks again

RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer, part 2

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 17, 05 at 12:56

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.

RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

Funny...I was going to post the same link!

Man I wish I had that guys yard!

RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

  • Posted by Thuja USDA z4 WI, US (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 22, 05 at 22:29

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.
deer scare

RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

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...


RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

Great pics! Thanks for the ideas.
This one is in my girlfriend's garden.

RE: shishi odoshi...deer scarer

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:

Here is a link that might be useful: Design A Shishi Odoshi

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