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Simple Bird Feeder

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This is a simple project for the beginning woodworker. There are a variety of bird feeder designs available on the web but I wanted to try something a little different.

Materials:

  • Cedar - 1 x 6 by 33 Inches
  • Cedar - 1 x 4 by 18 Inches
  • Dowel - 1" Diameter by 25"
  • Dowel - 1/2" Diameter by 20"
  • Waterproof Wood Glue
  • Nails
  • Wood Screws (#10 x 1.5" Long)
  • Paint or Stain (optional)

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I'm a geek - model everything in CAD first :).  I can provide detailed dimensions if anyone is interested.

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Size is arbitrary. 

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Base Holes

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Countersink

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Homemade center finder

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Holes for dowels

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30 degree cuts

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More CAD

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Glue and Nail

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Done with CAD

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Base is complete

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Glue and Nail

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Dogs were curious

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Just now, BonPacific said:

Build a rocking chair and a pellet gun?

I like the squirrels we have the nice docile big grey ones. But the pellet gun and maloof rocker will be perfect for the rabbits and deer.

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1 minute ago, Chestnut said:

I like the squirrels we have the nice docile big grey ones. But the pellet gun and maloof rocker will be perfect for the rabbits and deer.

Squirrels are fine, and I don't mind them eating some seed. Still less wasteful than the Stellars Jays, who toss out everything but the sunflower seeds. It's the chipmunks that are obnoxious, always cussing people out.

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2 minutes ago, BonPacific said:

Squirrels are fine, and I don't mind them eating some seed. Still less wasteful than the Stellars Jays, who toss out everything but the sunflower seeds. It's the chipmunks that are obnoxious, always cussing people out.

 

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52 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

Now how to make one that is safe from squirrls?

Yep, the squirrels would definitely love this one.  Right now, it's on my deck away from trees and squirrels :).   The contraptions people come up with stop squirrels are pretty hilarious.  

18 minutes ago, Chet said:

Nice job on the feeder.  Good directions to the process.

thank you

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Look for squirrel flinging on YouTube. Funny stuff.

Chipmunks and squirrels are just cute or bushy tailed rats.  

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I tolerate squirrels to a degree.  Then I relocate them to the local golf course or National Forest.   They can be destructive and annoying.

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