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Hawaiian bird feeder

Discussion in 'Woodworkers' Completed Projects' started by Don Ratcliff, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Don Ratcliff

    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member Thread Starter

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    My new resort has a problem with birds swarming around the restaurant. Since they won't let me take care of the problem with a shotgun I had to go a different way, feed the little crap factory's.

    I came in over the weekend and put this little number together. My grounds team will mount it this week and I'll add a pic of it in place later.

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    Very cool, and I'm sure will blend in well.
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    That's a great way to use your old grass skirt....

    And by old, I mean the one you had on yesterday....

    And by....oh nevermind....
     
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    You don’t have squirrels do you?
     
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    Tom, I was going to ask same thing...looks like a buffet table for squirrels on mainland.
     
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  6. Don Ratcliff

    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member Thread Starter

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    No squirrels here. We do have rats but I will have a 12" wide band wrapped around the pole so they can't climb up.
     
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    One word.........cats.
    They see birds as a challenge, a snack, and a toy. They'll take care of the rats too when their adults. Lol. No mice or rats at my house. I find spots where it looks like a bird went poor and exploded on the lawn all the time, lol. Poor birdies, they become a meal.
     
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    Don, where did you get that kit from? We know you can't build!
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    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member Thread Starter

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    We have a ton of cats and mongoose. Have been feeding the birds on the ground to get them away from the restaurant and the other day a mongoose jumped out and bit a dove. The dove took of and the mongoose wasn't big enough to hold her so let go.

    @Eric Rorabaugh I hope that box gets filled with plywood before it gets back to you.
    :nutkick:
     
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    Blue lighter is a nice touch.

    Is there a reason that all the outside rails weren't made the same length? I was trying to think of a structural reason they couldn't be the same but couldn't think of anything offhand.
     
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    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member Thread Starter

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    I dont have the tools here to cut perfect sides. They were cut to fit. When I started building it I found out I have 2 bar clamps in the entire shop and that's it for clamps. So I just did what I could with what I had to work with.
     
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    No worries, just curious. Thanks.
     
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    Nice work Don! I take it you have a decent shop at your work.... cant wait till your ground team installs it, and your photography team provides an image for us:wink:
     
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    I always enjoy seeing your work.
     
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    The roof doesn't cover the whole base? You're not worried about snow collecting in it? I would be.
     
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    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member Thread Starter

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    Really? Snow? You ain't right in the head... I just hope its hurricane proof.

    It is made out of an old beach chair that was ironwood. (Not the desert verity) heavy as hell. There is all thread going through the entire thing to hold it together. My only fear is the wind ripping it from the 4x4 post.
     
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    There is a table saw, drill press and a chop saw. A smattering of hand tools and a couple pipe clamps. Oh, and a compressor for the nail guns. Local 5 guys won't use a hammer I guess...

    I will have my people take some good pics for you.
     
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    It holds the scratch without blowing out the sides... hot glue is great stuff. :wacko:

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    Is it lava proof?

    :sofa:
     
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    I don’t know if anyone educated you Hawaiians but if you feed the birds more will come, they will have baby birds and then they will have baby birds :headscratch2: ...seems like the shotgun would have been a better alternative :ponder:
     
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