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Project by isthattheground posted 01-20-2015 12:32 PM 1028 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cedar, acrylic. The design did not account for the squirrels rapid increase in weight. Options could be to make the platform shorter to reduce the lever forces, or additional fasteners.





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 12:35 PM

Good job. I built a squirrel feeder … ONCE! They emptied that sucker in 5 minutes! It was just too costly to keep it filled.

Oh yeah, WELCOME to LJs :-)

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 12:53 PM

Good pictures…

The squirrels are fun to watch but category a feeder fast. The fun part is to feed the birds and keep the squirrels off. It is a real contest.

We hang our feeders and have a two way squirrel baffle above it and seems to work.

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#3 posted 01-20-2015 01:50 PM

.........and to pay you back they will chew a hole in your siding and nest in your attic.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-20-2015 02:45 PM

waterproof glue and fewer fasteners or pilot holes and don’t overtighten the fasteners.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 01-20-2015 07:17 PM

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 01-21-2015 01:15 AM

Great looking feeder!

Now, if you’d like more of these furry little guys, you can have all the ones in my backyard!

-- Dean

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