Saloon Bird...scratch that Squirrel Feeder

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Made this feeder for my mom to feed her birds but the squirrels like it more. its ok, they need to eat too. Thanks to Steve for the idea.

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#1 posted 350 days ago

Awesome, love it. Great job

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#2 posted 350 days ago

We let the squirrels into our feeder—they are fun to watch—but then they thought the basement would make a new home. It cost me $700 in new insulation. Now I’m trying to figure out how to make one that feeds only birds.

Yours is really a cute idea. That first picture is great. Nice job.

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#3 posted 349 days ago

What a great project…so funny the way the squirrel is actually siting on the little bar stool…lol
Well done…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 349 days ago

I think he may be at the XXXX Gold Tap.

A great Project and even greater picture capturing the squirrel, no such chance with our possums they would be gone in a shot!

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#5 posted 349 days ago

That’s a neat concept and great picture! Nice job.

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#6 posted 349 days ago

I have been told that if sprinkle hot chili powder on the seed, it will deter the squirrel and not effect the birds as they are not supposed to taste it.
I once made a squirrel feeder that was a round table with a chair. A spike through the table held an ear of corn and the squirrel would sit in the chair and eat the corn.

-- Kepy

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#7 posted 349 days ago

That is pretty cute. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 349 days ago

This is pretty awesome, thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 349 days ago

Kepy is right, we use ‘HOT’ bird seed, available from some hardware stores or those boutique shops that cater to specific wild bird species feed.
A great concept for a bird-feeder! Especially like the bar stool perches!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#10 posted 349 days ago

Great looking saloon feeder. If you want to make a squirrel proof feeder, one way is to mount the feeder on
a steel tube, well away from trees and other objects they can use as a launching point, then hang a piece of
4” vent or stove pipe over the tube from the bottom of the feeder. They can still eat the scattered feed,
birds are messy eaters, but can not hog the feeder. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 349 days ago

Unique idea! Love it! Is there a two seed minimum?

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#12 posted 348 days ago

Looks Great!

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