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Birch Bird Feeder..mock up #2

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-13-2015 07:38 PM 1684 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another bird feeder made from a hollowed out birch log. This time I added a cedar perch so the birds have more room to stand and eat.This log had a couple nodules on it that I wanted to keep . It has screw eyes on top for hanging at the request of the customer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 07:46 PM

So, now I’m itching to make one of these. Thanks. My neighbor down the street is having a yard sale this weekend. I owe this neighbor for past kindnesses. So, I trying to think of an appropriate log from which to make one and give it to her.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 08:09 PM

Great variety of projects you are coming out with Jim. I’ll be showing them to my father in law next time he’s here, he loves to tinker at this stuff as well.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 08:33 PM

COOL again…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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kiefer

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 08:58 PM

Another good one for the birds and I like it as it is very natural and bird friendly .
Now tell us how you made it please .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 09:53 PM

Good one

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-13-2015 10:07 PM

How did you hollow out the log? On the lathe?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 11:24 PM

Slick idea, Jim….I kinda like building bird houses when I get a little slow doing other projects….They fill a void.

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 11:50 PM

Will the feeder hang straight or will the weight of the perch make it tilted? It’s a good looking option.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 12:09 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
Hi Ray, I cut off one end and then hollowed it out on the lathe with a bedan. Then I screwed the end back on

Hi Dhazleton. I held it by the hooks and it hangs straight. The perch is light weight cedar. I made the first one without a perch and Jen said there were not many birds eating out of it. I will retro fit hers with a perch also.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-14-2015 12:48 AM

You never cease to amaze me Jim, you come up with the most amazing ideas.
Thanks for sharing.
I bet the birds love this one.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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shipwright

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#11 posted 11-14-2015 01:25 AM

Nice one Jim.
When will you be arriving in AZ this year?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#12 posted 11-14-2015 01:33 AM

I like it Jim. Very natural. How about using a branch length wise as the perch connected by dowel rod or dowel branches?

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

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 11-14-2015 10:16 AM

Nice one Jim, you certainly turn out a variety of projects from your shop. Keep them coming mate.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 11-14-2015 12:16 PM

Thanks Paul, Dave and Bob!!

Hi Paul I will be in Az at the end of December.

Hi Dave. I thought about using branches but I did not have any small enough ones at the time.

Hi Bob, Variety is the spice of life!!! I did not post half of the projects from this week. Some are steel and brass ones.The elves are on overtime!!

Cheers,Jim

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

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#15 posted 11-14-2015 12:22 PM

Very cool Jim. I like it

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