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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 633 days ago 1159 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s dentist said they needed a new bird feeder to replace the one that was falling apart. Carol said I know someone who can make you one and I got the order.
It is made of rough sawn cedar and is just about the same dimensions as the old one. I changed the gable end and the roof contour a bit. It is attached to the post with 5 screws and has a squirrel proof can screwed to the bottom.
It is 13×24 x 12 3/4 high. The corner posts go all the way through the bottom and are glued and screwed in place. They really liked it when I installed it today!..........Jim

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





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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 633 days ago

Looks great Jim. I need to build a couple of these for my backyard.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 633 days ago

Hey Jim! That feeder looks great! Your making some cool stuff!

Keep up the good work!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 633 days ago

Nice Feeder, Jim!

I like your center roof top cap! COOL…
... nice ventilation up there too!

Looks like his birds will have a feast!

COOL design… COOL job!

Thank you.

-- 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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peteg

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#4 posted 633 days ago

That’ll get the job done Jim, the birds will think they’re maDE :: ))
pETE

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roger

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#5 posted 633 days ago

Tweet tweet, no bring on the seed… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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scrollingmom

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#6 posted 633 days ago

Looks great!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 633 days ago

Nice one Jim, but did you cover the cost of the Crown???

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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jack1

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#8 posted 633 days ago

NIce work. If you have squirrels, you might consider putting in plexiglass sides of some sort to slow em down.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 633 days ago

Hey guys, thanks for the nice comments. This was fun to build!

G’day, Bob! I would have had to charge 10 times what I did to pay for her crown.

Hi Jack. They had that can mounted below the old feeder and the wood on the pole is all chewed away at the bottom of the can. That is effective at keeping the squirrels out of the feeder. There are no close trees, so they can’t jump on it either.
Now my wife want a new one for out front yard. I’ll have to make here a real neat one- octagon maybe!!
.....................................Jim

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

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 633 days ago

Nice job Jim.

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

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harry1

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#11 posted 633 days ago

There was a time Jim when I couldn’t understand how you came to wear out so many knee joints but now it’s obvious, you never stop, you must spend most of your life stood up in your shop. This shot of our bird feeder will explain why I won’t show my wife the shots of the one you just made!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 633 days ago

G’day, Harry. Now that one will work just fine. It rains here a lot so we need a roof. Is that barn in the background your shop? I’d love to see the inside!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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majuvla

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#13 posted 633 days ago

A bird house with the view.Very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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MShort

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#14 posted 632 days ago

Nice work Jim. You were able to charge her denist rates,, right … :)

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 632 days ago

Nice feeder Jim, I just know the birds are going to be happy :)

Speaking of dentist, here’s a little something I put together for mine and he was so very happy he’s uses it to the day to display his business cards.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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