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SAT, JUL 1, 2017
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM
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TUE, JUL 4, 2017
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUG 1

SAT, JUL 22, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, AUG 1, 2017
Educational Meeting
Toy Making

SAT, AUG 26, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 5, 2017
Educational Meeting
Parrot 101

SAT, SEP 23, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 3, 2017
Educational Meeting

SAT, OCT 28, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 7, 2017
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 25, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 5, 2017
Holiday Potluck and Club Elections


 

Atom Toy

What You Need:
Large atom
  • 3 hula hoops
  • Duct tape
  • Clothesline rope or similar size rope
  • Scissors
Small atom
  • 6 foot piece tubing from plumbing department (I found mine at Lowes. It was similar to fish tank air tubing. I used the opaque as it was a little stiffer.)
  • 1-foot section of tubing one size smaller; should fit inside the larger tubing snuggly.
  • Duct tape
  • Smaller diameter rope than the clothesline rope (again, found this at Lowes)
  • Scissors
Instructions:

Open the hoop up by taking out the staples (may be covered by a sticker) Bend the hoop to the size you want, cut and measure. Cut two more hoops. Keep the white piece!

Insert white piece back into one end, bend into a circle, and insert white piece into other end

Push snuggly together,and cover with a piece of duct tape

Insert one hope into the other like so

Put a strip of duct tape on to hold.

Like so. Do for both joints.

Put the other hoop in sideways. Again, duct tape joints. (Yes, the feet are great as extra hands!)

Take your rope and cut a good long piece (6-8 feet). Make a loop

Fold under the "top" of your atom.

Tie into a double knot, pulling tightly.

Start wrapping the rope around the hoop, pulling it tightly after every 5-6 wraps around.

Once you get to the end, tie a knot by making a loop, pushing the end through the loop and pulling tightly

Make another loop around the hoop, insert the end of the next piece of rope in and pull tight.

Tie the ends in a knot

Continue wrapping the rope, covering the ends of the old and new piece as you go.

When you come to the joint, come under like normal, but up on the other side of the top hoop.

Wrap over the top hoop, and come back under the bottom one.

Wrap around the side that already has rope on it to cover the open spot. Go back under the same way as the first time.

Wrap tightly around close to the first loop.

Repeat, except the third time, go under the top hoop and come up on the other side.

Wrap over the other way, repeating the previous steps.

Just like this

After the third time around, come back up on the bottom hoop.

Start wrapping tightly again

Once you get all the way back around to the top knot, start on the other vertical hoop, following the same instructions, minus the loop at the top. When done, do the horizontal hoop.

 

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