Glass Bottle Bird Feeder

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About: Come spend some time in the shop. I'm a hobbyist woodworker and professional computer geek in Northern California. I guess my projects will vary widely, and I have no clue what I plan to make next...

This is a glass bottle bird feeder.

The bottle was a $1 from the local thrift store and is needed first to get the dimension for the rest of the project. I used cypress as the base wood and hard maple as the accent. The hardest part was trying to clamp up that back piece...

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    throbscottle

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I had to laugh when I saw the increasing amount of clampage! Lovely thing to have in the garden, but I don't think it would stay nice looking in the British weather! Good little movie too.

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    confu

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty nice project!

    Suggestions:
    Maybe add three tiny bits of wood in 120° angles into the feeding bowl to center the bottleneck and some perches for the birds to land/sit on.

    Some small holes in the bottom of the feeding bowl would allow water to drain and prevent rotting of the seeds

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    kludge77

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I have a more detailed write up here

    homefixated.com/glass-bottle-bird-feeder/

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    kludge77

    4 years ago on Introduction

    You could stop at a local hardware store for the lumber. It shouldn't be very much considering the size is pretty small...

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    kludge77jlambert

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry. I just sort of made it up. Once you get a bottle, you can plan the other dimmensions.

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    kludge77eavendanho

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    There is nothing in that shop that wasn't purchased second hand off craigslist. It's a great way to accumulate good tools.

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    cjdeere

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great job! I love the way you made the bird feeder. I watched your other videos too...you do great work!

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    gingerely

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice attention to detail! My birdies would love it. I'm going to suggest this ible to a Scout troop for a group project/fundraiser. They have made picnic tables in the past, but not everyone has the big bucks or space for their well-made craftwork.

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    hossmonkey

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Since most bottles are tapered I think it would be better to leave/cut a gap the witdth of the bottles neck instead of a full circle? It would make it easier to set the bottle in place then and no need to feed you finger through the circle.

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    gingerely

    4 years ago on Introduction

    A "thrift shop" is a second-hand or used items store. Also known as Goodwill, Salvation Army, ARC. Great place to buy gently used things and the charity gets the money to help others and give the workers a paying job.