|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-18-2013 01:48 PM||1364 views||4 times favorited||27 comments|
This is a honey do project to keep the wasteful birds from dumping over half the safflower seed on the ground from the feeder. I glued 2 pieces of cedar together and the turned the base on the lathe. Then I drilled the center hole to 1 1/16 and cut the spokes and stapled screen wire op top so water can run through but not the seeds. This is installed to the aluminum feeder with a tapered plug in the bottom. The taper is 1 1/2 degrees and the plug might stay in there to hold it, but I put in a screw through the side for insurance.
I finished the wood with Teak oil and it was saturated and took 3 days to dry!!
I turned that big ring just between centers and I should have mounted it to a larger plate for stability. It is not the same depth all the way around because of that.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!