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Bird Feeder - 100% scrap project

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Project by jutsFL posted 04-13-2020 12:03 PM 1043 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During the free time, my son (5yo) and I made this 100% scrap Project. Used old cut offs and such for the housing – maple, walnut, sapele, mahagony, and red oak. I had some plexiglass scrap from picture frames that I cut up for the seed basin. Then I decided to use some old galvanized sheet metal on the roof – layed with contact cement. It was put together quick and easy with glue and brad nails. For the finish I used 5 coats of the tried and true 1/3 spar, 1/3 blo, 1/3 turpentine. A hole was drilled thru the middle of the base and the top, which I ran a steel cable thru for hanging. The birds love it already, finding it on the first day it was hung :)

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-13-2020 03:08 PM

Nice looking feeder. The birds thank you.

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#2 posted 04-13-2020 09:52 PM

I think that bird feeder design is really cool! It’s reminiscent of a modern house design with a hint of Frank Lloyd Wright. What a great project to work on with your 5 year old as he can see the druits of his labor and the benefit it brings to nature.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#3 posted 04-13-2020 10:23 PM

Appreciate the kind words, thanks for giving it a look :)

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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