Step 7: Joining Major Seams

a. begin with the double row of slits; insert tabs in outer row of slits, from beneath.
b. bend tabs round and down. Insert all tabs; some of them can be bent back underneath to help hold the rest in place while you work.
c. edge seam tightly together.
d. fold back all tabs underneath and clamp tight.

- use metal handle of tin cutters to press seam flat against hard worksurface.
Awesome capture, beautiful, thanks for sharing such good pick. <br><a href="http://www.journeytothejungle.com/blog/index.php/after-dark-night-safari-experience-wild-thrills/" rel="nofollow">Night Safari</a> <br>
Thanks Abell22, I'm touched and slightly perplexed - are you aware that this particular kingfisher is made out of aluminium cans?
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Braw, not only is "skeggy brew" the ginger nectar of the gods but with your ingenuity becomes the drinker of the nectar of the flowers of the gods. Would it be possible to attach little wings so that the wind whirs them like a real kingfisher or even a hummingbird? There is no lack of a breeze in Scotland and the audible pitch could possibly be tuned to sound like wings too. Excellent instructable and barry drawings. slanj
This is amazing and beautiful! Do you have any plans for making any other kinds of birds? Thanks for sharing!
green woodpecker, perhaps? someday.
great project is there any more drink can items on this site, they are a good material to work with on a lot of projects.
yep, there's a beer-can camping stove which looks fantastc.
excellent looking project, dude the images are fantastic! definetely the best instructable maker here
my momma told me to never ever double never to stick my finger in soda cans.
not one cut in six months of collecting and experimenting and i don't think icaught aids or syphillis either. but yep, caution is advised
Dude, what a beautiful project.
putting pics into a PDF:<br/>1) download PDF995: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pdf995.com/">http://www.pdf995.com/</a><br/>2) insert the pictures into microsoft word<br/>3) in word, click print then 'print to pdf995'<br/>4) your new pdf will appear, yay<br/>
Or use OpenOffice, and simply click the PDF button.
lovely...saw one of these print outs art the GSA Exhibition last week...have printed some off to post to my mates...thanks.
This is a truly beautiful and inspirational project! Nice one!
have uploaded a new version of the pdf, cause the old one was cropped by mistake. re questions: drew it by hand, made it in indesign and exported to .pdf but i meant i taught myself to make the bird...
Truly incredible work - thank you for the contribution. I liked it so much it made it into my blog - check it out: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.darkforestdesign.com/blog/diy-soda-can-construction">http://www.darkforestdesign.com/blog/diy-soda-can-construction</a><br/>
yeah, i taught myself and then made the manual, which i'm going to try to attach as a PDF for downloading - d'you know how i do that?
Sorry, just noticed the pdf, very cool. You taught yourself?!?!? I'm speechless. How on gods earth did you manage to teach yourself to draw like that, write crazy complicated instructions on to two pages and figure out how to turn an irn bru can in to a hummingbird? I'd love to hear the story behind that please!
depends on what you drew it in. Have you got pdf as an option under 'save as'?
very nice instructable, those drawings are really nice. Much clearer than trying to figure out how to do it from in-progress photographs. Did you draw them yourself or are they from a book/manual/zine?

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