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Project by cubdad posted 01-19-2014 01:07 AM 1470 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lots of fun to watch these guys climb in and eat. Used an over-sized pretzel container (from a warehouse club store) as the container.

The house is a couple old dresser drawers—the entrance is on the opposite side.

-- CubDad SE Michigan Send me any good cub scout woodworking projects! Thanks





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DouginVa

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 01:40 AM

Target practice

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 06:07 AM

This is a great idea, I’ll fill mine with rat poison. Squirrels are a plague here. They eat my garden, eat all my apples, and torment my poor dog just because she can’t climb. My neighbor must have shot dozens last year, my dog killed at least 4, but new ones keep moving in.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 06:36 AM

Squirrels are protected here pariculary the tiny black ones and, it is illegal to fire a weapon in the city limits!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 12:01 PM

Great idea cubdad, l’ve seen something similar with a chipmunk but the hole size was different. Could you tell me the hole size for the squirrels? Thanks

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 01:26 PM

Don’t need a gun – just a hungry cat! Way back in the evolutionary chain some of the rats went to the sewers and some of them went to the trees. Good for nothing but target practice and dog food

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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cubdad

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 03:03 PM

2.5 or 3”. We have red, gray, fox, and black squirrels as well as chipmunks. When you’re feeding birds this keeps them away from the bird feeders. Also, the is a panel inside going diagonally across to cut the volume down so that they don’t nest in there.

-- CubDad SE Michigan Send me any good cub scout woodworking projects! Thanks

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 04:08 PM

It looks like a fun project. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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cubdad

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#8 posted 01-19-2014 04:37 PM

Ok, please, I don’t really want to hear about your plans to kill, harm, shoot etc.wildlife. this is a woodworking site. If your comments aren’t related to the project, just move on to the next one.

-- CubDad SE Michigan Send me any good cub scout woodworking projects! Thanks

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madts

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#9 posted 01-19-2014 05:59 PM

Well said cubdad. Do not need Bambie Blasters here.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#10 posted 01-19-2014 06:56 PM

Good job Dude. My, my, my, regional perspectives on wildlife! I FEED ‘EM TOO!!

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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cubdad

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#11 posted 01-19-2014 08:58 PM

I didn’t invent this idea, but saw it in a smaller form using a glass jar (and the one I saw was quite a bit smaller). It seems that would need almost daily filling and seemed only chipmunk size. I came across this larger gallon+ jar and thought it would make a better observation station for the bigger squirrels. The base and entrance is made of scrap pine and I put a stain on it just so it would look a little better although you really should avoid stain. They will chew on the opening and ingesting stained wood probably isn’t a good thing.

-- CubDad SE Michigan Send me any good cub scout woodworking projects! Thanks

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#12 posted 01-20-2014 12:29 AM

I’m guessing that’s a plastic container and not glass – any concerns about the furry critters bypassing the intended hole/path and just chewing their way into the container?

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

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 01-20-2014 04:08 AM

Great idea for a squirrel feeder. I like the way you can see them in the feeder!

-- Dean

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knothead

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#14 posted 01-20-2014 12:49 PM

cubdad – there will be NO flame war here Pal! if you MUST to make your snarky garden variety LibRube comments then please be a man and make them PUBLICLY! otherwise stay away from your keyboard

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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#15 posted 01-20-2014 04:50 PM

Kewl feeder, should help keep them away from bird feeders:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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