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Project by MOJOE posted 06-14-2009 05:06 PM 3964 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a hummingbird feeder that I modified from a Better Homes and Gardens plan. It is just rough cedar from Home Depot and a feeder kit that was referenced in the plan. As with all my recent projects, there were a few bumps along the way, but I will learn. I think if I just put my ideas on paper first it would help ten fold.
joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!





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ellen35

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#1 posted 06-14-2009 06:08 PM

Really nice idea! And…nice project! Do you have to paint it red or will they just come to the red tips.
We all know what you mean about the “bumps”...we all have them. It really turned out nice.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

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#2 posted 06-14-2009 06:15 PM

this looks like a good idea , most feeders fill up with ants .
this looks like it will stop that !
nice job , thanks !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-14-2009 06:21 PM

Nice job and a great way to get a chance to see some humingbirds. I haven’t seen one except for photos since 1944 in southern California. Don’t worry about the little mistakes underway, everybody makes them. With experience you will learn how to fix them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-14-2009 07:32 PM

Nice job, i seem to have a few of those little “bumps” all the time :-))

Mike, there are humming birds that fly from pole to pole every year. Put out a feeder, I’m sure they are there some where:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Gary

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#5 posted 06-14-2009 07:35 PM

Top…who says Mike’s a Pole. And why would they go to Poles instead of Americans or Irish?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 06-14-2009 08:06 PM

Hey Joe
Cool design, looks good. well done

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#7 posted 06-14-2009 08:10 PM

:-)) :-)) They fly from the north pole to the south pole and back again every year. At least one species does. There are more speies of hummingbirds than just about any other animal. I’d be surpresed if there aren’t any in Norway.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 06-15-2009 04:18 PM

I’ve seen lots of humming birds, but indoors, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. Very nice.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#9 posted 06-16-2009 05:01 AM

NICE…....well played sir!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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tmblweed0429

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#10 posted 06-16-2009 03:00 PM

In Texas it gets so hot that the nectar goes bad very quickly. Keeping the bottles shaded like that should help preserve it longer. Nice job.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#11 posted 06-16-2009 03:14 PM

good looking project, would also be a cool design for a bird condo. i had a hummingbird come in the shop last summer. other then giving me a heart attack, no harm. he wouldn’t fly back out the door, so i had to catch and rls the little dude.

hummingbirds had to leave southern cal, your governor was trying to tax them.

repeat after me; not bumps, redesign opportunities..

-- it's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime i want

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