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Project by RobS posted 04-12-2007 07:14 PM 2026 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a squirrel feeder or free entertainment depending on how you look at it.

After my B-I-L posted his “fur flinging feeding forum”, I promised somewhere in the discussion to post mine, which I modeled after one that I built for my father. Much to Obi’s displeasure I too used left-over mahogany from my parents deck, mainly since it was free.

The axis pieces measure 5/8” square by 36” long. I added the close-up yet somewhat blurry picture to show the corn-holding hardware since there was some discussion about that on Scott’s post. Thanks for looking.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 04-12-2007 07:24 PM

it is an interesting device. Gives the critters a challenge to overcome. I’m sure that they think the prize is worth the effort.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#2 posted 04-12-2007 07:43 PM

I hope you can add some pictures of the feeder in action. I would like to see that squirrel entertainment.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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scottb

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#3 posted 04-12-2007 08:08 PM

Aha, thanks for that… now I know which corn holders to get. I’ll keep the ones I have to make hot corn on the cob handles out of (for those people that can’t wait until it cools down a bit)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 08:26 PM

Thanks RobS for the heads up on the messages. It looks great. I had my eye on some mahogany strips at the toy making meeting yesterday, but I didn’t pick they my because I was not sure of the size. But they’ll do 3/4” Square by 3’ long.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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RobS

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#5 posted 04-14-2007 12:36 AM

Thanks everyone!

Bill, It’s quite a distance from the house so it’s a little hard to sneak up and get live action footage, I’ll see what I can do. Its probably funnier in person though, so you may just have to build one.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Karson

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#6 posted 04-14-2007 01:44 AM

Rob give us your address and put clean sheets on the bed in the guest room and we’ll all take turns visiting.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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RobS

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#7 posted 04-17-2007 06:52 PM

Hey yeah, good idea Karson! Then I can build a human version for all the visitors to get their breakfast!!! Now THAT would be entertainment!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 04-17-2007 06:57 PM

Great idea. Maybe you can do a pod cast and intertain us all…?

Hummmm, a human version, that a good idea Rob.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 04-17-2007 07:09 PM

not much of a “GUEST” environment—earning your breakfash humph. haha
would be funny to watch though.
I bet if we had some young teenagers on here they’d try it just to see if it would work ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 04-17-2007 09:04 PM

Very interesting and unusual! I bet it is entertaining as well.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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scottb

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#11 posted 04-18-2007 02:52 AM

They’d do anything for a donut!

bowls of cereal would be funnier though.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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