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    Birds Schmirds, I like The Squirrels!

    I see people building birdhouses, birds are okay but personnaly I like watching the Squirrels. This is some of my reclaimed redwood, I figured it should weather okay.










    Made a plexiglas roof, This is the first time I've tried bending plexiglas, I clamped it to the workbench with a caul on top and used a heat gun, went slow and easy, bent very nicely!








    Glued some angled strips to match the angle of the roof.




    I attached the roof with double sided tape, but I plan on using some clear silicone when I get some.





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    Very good looking feeder!

    I wonder how many birds will crash into the plexiglass
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    Should take a pretty clever squirrel to climb that plastic tube to get to the nuts!
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    Nice feeder. Do post some pics with the squirrels in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Should take a pretty clever squirrel to climb that plastic tube to get to the nuts!
    I've since attached a 3/8" diameter rope from the feeder to the fence so they have a bridge!
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    Ahh, Now that's making it easy for them!
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    Pretty neat idea
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    Great idea and execution!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Nice feeder. Do post some pics with the squirrels in it.
    When you post the pics, I'll be interested in seeing how well the birds have decorated that nice, clear top.
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    So Dan, did you cut the angled wood first or did you cut the wood to match the angle on the bent plexiglass?????? Great job on the bending and build. Squirrels around my farm buildings and barns are just large rats hence the jack russel and rat terrier dogs on our farm. They are delicious though (the squirrels not the dogs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    So Dan, did you cut the angled wood first or did you cut the wood to match the angle on the bent plexiglass??????
    I got the angle approximately where I wanted it on plexiglas, then I cut the wood to match the angle of the plexiglas.
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