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Project by filmorgan posted 05-23-2022 03:23 PM 521 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife loves to bird-watch, so when I picked up a bunch of weather-treated fence picket cutoffs (thank you Facebook Marketplace), I decided to try my hand at making a birdfeeder. My first was an experiment with compound miter cuts and the result still hangs in our backyard. Since then I offered them on my website with custom paint colors. This is the latest batch.

I try to learn new techniques with each project, or at least try something I haven’t done before. This one was my first attempt at compound miters (the roof) and routing from a pattern (the door openings)

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com





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#1 posted 05-23-2022 03:25 PM

Those are really nice. They would be a great way to use up leftovers.

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#2 posted 05-23-2022 03:42 PM

They look pretty good Phil, all the miter cuts are nice and tight.
I also like the opportunity to try something new with each project, that’s what makes this hobby enjoyable, a lot of opportunities to experiment & learn.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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filmorgan

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#3 posted 05-23-2022 03:48 PM

Thanks Bob! I agree Tom! I’m not a “plan guy”. I like to dream up a new project and then figure out how to make it work. I guess that’s the songwriter in me coming out in my woodworking.

I also get a huge thrill in taking what others see as cutoffs or trash and making something useful or beautiful from it.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#4 posted 05-23-2022 03:49 PM

Very nice feeders, Phil…..........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-23-2022 05:35 PM

Thanks Jim!

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#6 posted 05-23-2022 05:46 PM

Nicely done Phil, I like the style of the open gazebo. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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filmorgan

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#7 posted 05-23-2022 06:14 PM

Thanks Eric. The birds like it too. They come right inside and feast, though some can be a bit possessive and run other birds off. A few brave ones have even barnstormed by flying right thru the doors. Fun to watch.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#8 posted 05-23-2022 07:16 PM

Very nice job! I like the style and the roof is top notch. You sound like me, my Wife always gets the first one. :-))

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 05-23-2022 07:53 PM

Jeff, ain’t it the truth.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#10 posted 05-23-2022 08:43 PM

Love them! And the precise angles! I’m jealous of your saw and skill. Mine never meet like that.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#11 posted 05-23-2022 10:02 PM

Vicki, you have to hold your mouth just right. ;-) And a lot of sanding doesn’t hurt. Seriously, I dial them in as close as I can and glue up three pieces at a time (half the roof). Then a quick trip thru the table saw for both halves before glue-up covers a multitude of minor inaccuracies for a really tight fit.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#12 posted 05-24-2022 03:29 AM

These are super cool feeders. Almost a shame to see them get splatted with seeds. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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filmorgan

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#13 posted 05-24-2022 04:55 AM

Thanks Dave!

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#14 posted 05-24-2022 04:19 PM

So your telling me my recycled milk crate doesn’t quite cut it?

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 05-24-2022 04:23 PM

Ha! Love it! Looks like the birds are not nearly as discerning.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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