Introduction: Make a Very Simple Bird Feeder.

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This is so simple to do, All you need is a small log and some very basic tools.
I usually make a dozen of these each year for the local infants school, Just mix suet or lard and some bird seed in a bowl, then
stuff the mixture into the holes, hang it on a branch or something... happy birdies!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

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A piece of branch wood. -  this one is approximately 75mm x 180mm
A 25mm drill bit. - Forstner, spade or auger.
A knife.
A Hook or staple.

Step 2: Drill

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Hold the log firmly in a vice, or clamp to a bench or table and drill 10 or 12, 25mm holes about 20mm deep.

Step 3: Chamfer

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Chamfer around both ends using a sharp knife.

Step 4: Hang

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Fit a hook or staple, a round head nail would do even, and attach a length of string.

There you go!... how simple is that?


tgeimer made it! (author)2017-11-28

I made one with birch wood.

JGDean (author)2016-07-07

Fill holes with peanut butter instead of suet and watch the birds flock around. Short lengths of old knitting needles pressed into matching sized holes just under the big holes make good perches for birds that can't cling so well to bark,

tgeimer (author)JGDean2017-11-28

Good idea. Remember though that it is better to use special bird peanut butter without salt and sugar. Especially the salt is not so healthy for the little feathered fellas.

woodmagnet (author)2012-01-19

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

jessyratfink (author)2012-01-16

That's great. Very easy. :)

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