BIRD FEEDER for 20 lb bag of seed.

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Project by 1SaltyDog posted 07-18-2013 02:51 PM 1384 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made because, although I love watching these beautiful creatures in my yard, I hate having to constantly re-fill the store bought feeders…
It is made with scraps of Pressure Treated plywood, aluminum drip edge for the roof with a copper weather flap opening.
So I keep a funnel (really a 2 litter soda bottle with the bottom cut off) near the seed bags, lower the feeder, it’s on a 2-rope pulley system because of the weight, and pour the bag into the top…there is a copper weather flap that slides away….
watching the birds is now un-interrupted for a longer time.

-- CreativeCarpentry

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 03:11 PM

Nice. Big enough to support a large hawk, too :) :) :)

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 05:54 PM

Something special about a bird feeder project. 20lbs – that would fatten up the squirrels in my back yard. Does the wind-chime hanging from your feeder keep them (the squirrels) away?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 11:51 PM

very nice,your like me and spare no expense on the funnel!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 02:20 PM

Clever idea, I’m sure the birds love it, lots of food. Great job!

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