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    Bird Feeder

    This is for feeding peanuts (in the shell) to the freeloading scrub jays and stellar jays that hang around here in the winter. It's 15" tall, 6" dia not counting the perches, made from walnut scraps and Home Depot dowels. You put the peanuts in the hole on top and then slide the cone back down so it hangs centered on the nylon parachute cord. Didn't sand past 120 and just sprayed it with spar varnish.
    Sorry about the crappy photos.
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    That is real cool. This is the first time I have seen a fancy bird feeder like this.

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    Cool Curt.
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    I like it Curt where did you come up with the idea??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    I like it Curt where did you come up with the idea??
    Thanks you guys.

    Jay, I have a feeder like this http://thebluejaysgarden.com/9inshellpeanutfeeder.html that gave me the idea. I just used wood dowels instead of aluminum rod and dressed it up a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Fuller View Post
    Thanks you guys.

    Jay, I have a feeder like this http://thebluejaysgarden.com/9inshellpeanutfeeder.html that gave me the idea. I just used wood dowels instead of aluminum rod and dressed it up a little.
    Cool Thanks Curt. You sure done a fine job of improving it.

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    That's pretty cool Curt... My wife feeds everything that comes around this place... guess she would feed the jays as well... can I borrow the idea??
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    Great stuff, Curt. I really like the idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    That is real cool. This is the first time I have seen a fancy bird feeder like this.
    Curt has some really spoiled birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    l... can I borrow the idea??
    Sure, borrow at will. Here's the template my daughter drew for me but I had to resize it to post it here. So if you know how to make this 6" diameter it will give you a pattern for drilling the dowel holes. I use 1/4" dowels and that makes the space about right for the birds to be able to get the peanuts out without them just falling out.
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    Nice feeder Curt. Those Blue Jays can be cheeky birds when it comes to food Eh!.

    I wonder if a squirrel would try and knaw through the bars. Hey then we could call it a jailbird.
    cheers

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