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Project by hairy posted 02-17-2012 04:04 PM 2191 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s just a feeder for my little buddies. Drinks are on the house, but they have to work for a bite to eat.

I think these guys are in the witness protection program, they are extremely camera shy. I might look into some type of film to put on the windows.

Bald cypress. No finish. It’s a great wood to work with.

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 04:08 PM

I’ll bet the cats will love to lurk around this contraption too. Very creative….................

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 04:22 PM

That’s awesome. I’d love to see a video of them on the corn spinner. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 04:53 PM

I need something like this to keep them off of my bird feeders LOL very nice.

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 05:17 PM

Good job Hairy, This looks like a lot more fun than just nailing the cobs to a tree for the lil’ fellers !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 06:37 PM

ha ha, it doubles as a cat feeder!
Nice work.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 07:46 PM

If a bird get on it, the neighbors will call the cops on you for “flippin the bird”! LOL!

Sorry! I had to…..

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 09:01 PM

I built one similar to this, but mine actually strapped to a tree. I like your design better than mine. Those little guys are smarter than everyone thinks! they’ll figure out how to get the whole cob off before you know it!

-- Gridlockd

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 09:18 PM

I appreciate doing what you can where you can. Looks good.

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 09:44 PM

Hairy, in my job as a ‘replenisher’ (I stack shelves) I’m responsible for bird food, including peanuts. Customers love to tell me about the squirrels (as well as the birds) these attract. Nice to see someone doing some work to divert the little critters from the bird’s food. Good work, my friend.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 02-17-2012 11:20 PM

Unfortuately, meals may be on the house for nearby cats! Still, a neat piece.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#11 posted 02-17-2012 11:38 PM

well done lumber bud!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 02-18-2012 12:41 AM

way ta go Hairy. they gotta have some fun too

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 02-18-2012 01:10 AM

Thank you all!

Cats won’t be a problem. Nowhere to hide. I was feeding them by tossing their food in the yard. Some of the squirrels would get up on the railing to eat. That was a factor in where I put this.

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#14 posted 02-18-2012 01:48 AM

hairy, Very cool tree rat feeder. Are those grey squirrels? They look a LOT smaller than the red ones we have. Ours would just ‘bitch slap’ a cat and keep eating. They are darn near a match for my Jack Russel (but not quite).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 02-18-2012 03:22 PM

Neat idea, hairy.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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