whiskey bottle bird feeder

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Project by DalyArcher posted 01-06-2020 07:14 PM 1239 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My little buddy has loads of ambition to earn his own money. He is always thinking up ways to squirrel away a few nickels for whatever he fancies. He also likes to spend time in the shop with me, which coincidentally, happens to be about my favourite thing in the world, next to taking him hunting.

On Saturday we were out in the shop while his little sister slept and we set about designing a bird feeder. The plan is to batch out a few different ones that he can try selling at the farmers market this summer.

Anyway, a few pieces of left over cedar and an empty bottle of Glendfiddich lovingly donated by me and we came up with this:

he was a pretty happy boy. Got to use the drill, nail gun and drill press. He is anxious to use the tablesaw, that may be a few years away just yet.

I apologize for the sideways pics, not sure what is happening there?

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#1 posted 01-06-2020 07:52 PM

now that’s about as cool as it gets dad.the future of woodworking.hopefully it will become a life long passion as it was for me.make sure he doesn’t hit the hard stuff for at least a few more years-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-06-2020 11:12 PM

Good Job! Memories last forever, keep on making them with him. Your teaching him much much more than woodworking. He’s learning about planning, work to a goal, safety…and about being a good and honest person!

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#3 posted 01-07-2020 03:40 AM

The bird feeder idea is a good one and a very neat project too.

Great to be teaching kids that working an d design can be very satisfying indeed!

I have great grandson that sometimes comes to the wood shop wih me. He even “helps” with some other types of things too. Last week he “helped” me strip the old wiring from a trailer that I have to rewire for a different plug and get all the lights working on it.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 01-07-2020 11:56 PM

Very nice feeder and one happy little buddy, that is worth in all. congratulations on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 01-08-2020 12:10 AM

I needed to rotate some pictures I was posting on lumberjacks, I didn’t know how until I looked an article by [email protected] what he said worked great for me.He said the following. I’m seeing a LOT of project pictures that hurt my neck to look at because they’re sideways, so I wanted to post some picture tips that I use:

When taking a picture with the iphone, the volume button should be at the bottom and the home button on the right. In this orientation, the picture won’t need to be rotated or anything. I then email the photo to myself and tell it to make the photos “medium” in size so they’re not so huge.

If you do take a picture in portrait mode, or even upside down, you should EDIT THE PICTURE in the iphone (or other device) before sending it to yourself. To rotate pictures in the iphone, visit the picture from the PHOTOS app (not in the camera app), click Edit on the top right, and select the crop tool which looks like a little box next to the cancel button, then just above that will appear another little box with an arrow for rotating the photo. Hitting DONE will then save the picture so you can send it to yourself.

If you email these pictures to yourself, you’ll need to save them to the computer (right click on one and click Save Attachments) before you can rotate them in the windows picture viewer. Once they are saved, then you can open them from the folder where you saved them and click the rotate button in the picture viewer. Closing the picture viewer or going to the next photo will automatically save the picture in the rotated position.

You can also plug the phone into the computer with a USB port like any other camera but it’s easier to email them to yourself. Most cameras have a rotate feature in the camera somewhere, but it’s easier to do it once the pictures are on your computer. Hope this is not offensive but helpful as it is intended to be.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 01-08-2020 03:11 PM

Hey, great project! I especially like it because I just made a beer bottle bird feeder very similar to what you made, with my daughter!

It was so fun, I then made one for myself, with a whiskey bottle… great minds think alike, I guess? ;-)

-- Pete

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