Moose Feeder AKA Oak Dog Bowl Stand

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Project by BusterB posted 07-29-2015 08:09 PM 1979 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter adopted a cute little puppy some time back. I don’t know what they put in the water over there in Boone North Carolina but it started growing and has not slowed down yet. She swears its a dog but I am having doubts…. Anyhow, she asked me if I would build it an elevated bowl stand so it wouldn’t have to lay down to eat. All the input she gave me, it needed to be between 15 to 17 inches tall. Found a couple of stainless steel dog bowls and used them as the basis of the project. It’s built out of oak scraps that I had left over from the farm table build…well except the legs which were runners out of a oak pallet. The top is supposedly a bone shape….don’t think I quite got that part. It’s finished with Danish Oil and when its cures, will get a coat of clear polyurethane to make it a tad bit more durable. The bowl cutouts have a strip of weather striping attached to muffle “bowl rattle”.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 10:32 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! I have to say, I spent a major hunk of my life farming and I’m not sure if that last pic is a dog or a Holstein. You’d better hope the dog likes this set up and doesn’t turn on you. I see the bone shape and it looks good to me. The weather stripping is a good idea. An all around great build. Nice job buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 11:49 PM

Congratulations on your second dining table commission, Buster! Looks great! Are the bowls big enough for the little feller? Heeheehee Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 07-30-2015 12:05 AM

Looks like a mighty fine table to mosey up to when the pooch gets hungry. Actually it looks more like a doggy bar. LOL!! That is a REAL dog Buster, I don’t think he will have a bone to pick with you over this project.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 07-30-2015 12:54 AM

That’s not a dog … and I hope they gave her a saddle to go with it!

Nice job on the feeder. My Doxie wouldn’t be able to SEE the top, much less get food from it LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 07-30-2015 01:05 AM

Jeff- thank you my friend. Since you live much closer to moose country than I do, I will take your word on it possibly being a bovine instead of a canine…lol You should really come visit bud, the heat index was like 105 today…it was only in the lower 90’s but the humidity was so high one did not simply walk out of the shop…you swam.

Candy- Thank you buddy-ett. I went with the mid sized bowls….I didn’t have enough scrap oak to build it an appropriately sized feeder…lol. She hopes to train this thing to run with her…I ain’t so sure she will be able to keep up with it once it gets a full head of steam.

L2L- thank you buddy. I see you are in a pun-ny mood Lee….nice!!!

Joe- thank you sir. Ole Barney the shop dog is a doxie as well. May be worth a laugh or two to bring it up and put treats in it…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 07-30-2015 01:37 AM

I bet the pony loves it. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 07-30-2015 02:22 PM

Love the build and the dog. Big fan of Big Dogs. I have 2 Labs but that beast makes them look like pups.

-- Don, -

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#8 posted 07-30-2015 03:11 PM

Wayne- Thank you sir

Don- Thank you sir. She is a big ole baby. Which is for the best I think. My daughter also has a shitzu (sp) and it wouldn’t make much more than a mouthful if izzy ever decided she was mean…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 07-30-2015 07:08 PM

Great build Buster. I heard it’s better for the dog to have their dish elevated some. Any higher and you could steal his food. lol

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

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#10 posted 07-31-2015 12:27 AM

That’s a fine buffet table.
My wife told me to build one last week for our boxers.if you wanna send me one….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 07-31-2015 12:38 PM

Beautiful bone shaped table. Very nice of her to adopt this dog.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-31-2015 09:10 PM

To be honest I’m not sure what heat index is. I don’t remember hearing that term around here. Believe it or not it was 91 and humid here yesterday but it slid down to 67 last night. Don’t mean to be rude, but I don’t reckon you should spend a lot of time looking for me down that way until this heat index thing goes away. As far as swimming out of the shop, (that’s funny) that is not the way to get yourself some company. Carry on my friend.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#13 posted 08-03-2015 11:21 PM

Now that’s a dawg and some nice feedin bowls, Buster. Might need to make the legs adjustable for more height soon!

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

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