Bird feeder for grandma

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Project by James Frederick posted 03-29-2015 04:38 AM 1520 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and Daughter have the opportunity during the week to spend time with this young special fella, Alex (pictured). Part of his daily work with my wife and daughter is crafts / Art. We already made a bird feeder for Mom, and now its Grandma and aunt Pam’s turn for a special present made by Mr Jim and wonderfully painted by Alex.

The feeders themselves are just cedar fence pickets, and some scrap plastic shop light 2×4 light covers I cut to fit the feeders. but knowing how much fun he had painting them made it worth while. The best part is Grandma and Aunt Pam have a special gift from a special fellow they get to see everyday and share it with the birds, and probably a few squirrels.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 05:46 AM

They look awesome and I’m sure appreciated by everyone especially the birds. He’s a craftsman for sure. Let him know we appreciate him sharing them with us.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 07:11 AM

Neat joints with accurate angled cuts, Nice….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 12:12 PM

He did a really nice job on these. Tell him to keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 12:13 PM

You have some fine looking bird feeders there. I’m bet your Grandma & Aunt Pam will be proud to get them.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 12:41 PM

I love to build these types of projects they are quick, give me shop time, and as with most of my projects share a piece of myself with others. I am blessed in many ways in my life, and this young man and his family are evidence of this. Except for shop jigs I never make project for me to keep, but I do get to keep the memories they make.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#6 posted 03-29-2015 02:57 PM

Great project. I’m in the middle of remodeling some rooms, otherwise I’d be working on some birdhouses. They are fun to make.

The light covers plastic sheet is a good way to make the clear panels. Something I’ve used is acrylic sheeting from a local plastics company. Most sell scraps cheaply, by the pound, in a variety of thicknesses. And you can get plenty of colors if you want to try something other than clear.

-- Lee

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#7 posted 03-29-2015 06:56 PM

Over the past 2 – 3 years, my wife and I have been attracting birds to the yard with our feeders. But none as nice as those!

-- Harold

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#8 posted 03-29-2015 08:06 PM

great little project and nice way to get everyone involved
thanks for sharing

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 03-29-2015 11:09 PM

Super wood working, I could not even cut a board when I was your age. Keep up the good work and let us see the other projects you make.

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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