Introduction: Bird Feeder of Recycled Plastic - Pesebre Para Pájaros
The concept is so simple that it doesn't need much explaining
El projecto es tan simple que casi no necesita explicación
Step 1: Some of the Tools You Need.
What do you need : 1 plastic soda bottle and 1 plastic 5l container, both clean of course. And some wire.
You can do everything with a very pointy and sharp knife, but preferably use :
1. your sharp knife 2. a hacksaw 3. a wire cutter 4. a drill for metal
Step 2: That's What We Are Going to Make :
With the knife you cut away the front of the container, make sure to leave a few centimetres so that it keeps its strenght as you can see on the picture.
Step 3: The Little Bottle
We have to cut the bottom of the little bottle and position it under the cap of the container, so we can use this to fill it with bird seeds.
Like a said, you can use your knife, but it is better to use a hacksaw.
When you want the bottle to keep its strenght it is best to only saw one centimetre from the bottom..
First saw halfway and then turn the bottle bit by bit.
Step 4: How Do We Position the Little Bottle Into the Big One ?
First you have to decide what type of seeds you want to put in it.
Bigger seeds like peanuts and sunflowers need an opening of 2 cm to come out of the bottle, but tiny seeds need less then 1 cm.
Hold the little bottle at the desired height inside the big one and hold it to the light of a window or lamp, then it is very easy to see where you have to make the two little holes to fix it with a wire.
Be sure that you position the little bottle under the cap of the big one so you can open this to fill it up.
Step 5: Making the Holes
Better to put something under this before drilling.
And you can make some little holes in the bottom too,
when the rain gets in ....
Step 6: Fix the Little Bottle Inside the Big One
With a wire cutter you cut a piece of wire.
Put the wire round the narrow part of the bottle and put it through the holes,
turn round and FIXED
Step 7: Filling
You only have to fill it up (using the neck of another bottle).
and put it where you want, fix it with some wire if needed.
Step 8: Action
Half an hour later the birds are feeding.