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a bird feeder
Aug 2nd, 2009 at 1:40pm
 
made from cedar with split pine shingles.  the top roof is attached to the pole and the feeder slides down for filling.

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Re: a bird feeder
Reply #1 - Aug 2nd, 2009 at 5:40pm
 
Beautifull work there Dave,almost looks to good to let  the birds  mess it up.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #2 - Aug 2nd, 2009 at 5:45pm
 
Very nice, love the shape, ya did good!  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #3 - Aug 2nd, 2009 at 9:35pm
 
Real nice work Dave, you will be amazed how fast the perches where they land will wear. Great roof! smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #4 - Aug 3rd, 2009 at 4:11am
 
Dave,
Looks good how are you keeping out the squirrels???
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Reply #5 - Aug 3rd, 2009 at 5:31pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Aug 3rd, 2009 at 4:11am:
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Looks good how are you keeping out the squirrels???


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Reply #6 - Aug 3rd, 2009 at 6:31pm
 
The squirles I mean birds should love it.
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Reply #7 - Aug 4th, 2009 at 9:21am
 
That's an excellent job. 

How do you lock the feeder in place when it's up there please? 

And, I'm assuming there's a pipe on the inside of the feeder to stop the food falling out the hole in the middle, is that right?

You've probably realised by now that I'm thinking of stealing this idea.
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Reply #8 - Aug 4th, 2009 at 11:26am
 
When I did one 40 years ago, I used a coupling where I wanted the bottom to stop.  I used a pipe flange screwed to the outside of the bottom and a short length of pipe through the bottom to keep the seed in.  The flange and short pipe was a larger size so it could slid over the post pipe.  The coupling also made it easier to take the feeder off of the post to do a periodic cleaning.

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Reply #9 - Aug 4th, 2009 at 1:27pm
 
Thanks Jim,

I was thinking of using plastic coupling to do something the same job.  I like the idea of a large container for seed because I seem to be endlessly filling feeders.  I have my wee birds really spoiled.
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Reply #10 - Aug 4th, 2009 at 11:04pm
 
Bre, I zoomed in on the pic, and it looks like he drilled a hole in the pipe, and just put a pin in the hole just under the feeder to hold it in place- to pull it down and fill/clean it, he can just pull the pin, and it will slide down
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Reply #11 - Aug 4th, 2009 at 11:10pm
 
I knew I would forget something.  I used a large tractor pin to hold it in the up position.

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Reply #12 - Aug 5th, 2009 at 12:43am
 
Thanks guys,

I was trying to work out how I was going to put a threaded pipe just below the feeder to use a big nut to hold it up.  That pin is a lot easier.
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Reply #13 - Aug 6th, 2009 at 4:44pm
 
the pipe goes through a box that supports the sides.  this makes 2 separate feeding areas.  there is 5/16" holes in the pipe, one just below the feeder to keep it up against the upper roof and one 2' below to support the feeder will filling it.  i used a 1/4" carriage bolt as a lock pin.if you are interested, i will email the plans i have.  or you can view, print or save from here : Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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Reply #14 - Aug 6th, 2009 at 5:13pm
 
Brilliant David,  thank you.
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