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Squirrel Feeder!

Who out there has made a squirrel feeder and bird houses? Have made a couple of each and have always used Doug Fir. I want to make one out of Red Cedar or Redwood to handle the weather better. Any suggestions?



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This is a new one I want to try. lol

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Now, THAT'S cute! However, my squirrel feeder is a 20 penny nail into a tree at about a 45* angle, cut the head off, and slide the nail up into a corn cob. Squirrel can't tell the difference. And they're fun to watch.

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Here's my squirrel feeder. The coolest thing for me is that when he's done eating, he'll get on the rail of the 2nd story deck and leap to the waiting branches of a tree. It's about an 8 foot gap and a 20 foot fall if he misses.



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I've made several out of cedar. Works great, weathers well.
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Where did you find the plans for this one? I would love to make one myself.

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I made this one from some scrap pine.
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I was just fishing around online and found these rough plans!

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This is one that I have already made, at work. LOL Name:  image-3373671013.jpg
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That has to be a trained squirrel. Squirrel smells peanuts, then jumps to a moving platform which opens a lid? Before the lid opened the varmints around here would have already been scared away when the platform moved.

Interesting idea though.

As for a good outdoors wood, cedar would stand up really well. They still make house siding from that.

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That has to be a trained squirrel. Squirrel smells peanuts, then jumps to a moving platform which opens a lid? Before the lid opened the varmints around here would have already been scared away when the platform moved. Interesting idea though. As for a good outdoors wood, cedar would stand up really well. They still make house siding from that.
In Sacramento, CA, at the states capital main building, they'll come right up to you and eat out of your hand. LMBO
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This is my squirrel feeder at work right now! LMBO

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2 squirrels
Salt & pepper to taste
Flour to roll squirrel in
6 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 c. water
Cut squirrel into frying size pieces, salt and pepper then roll in flour until coated well. Put in skillet of hot oil and fry until golden. Remove squirrel and all of the oil except for 2 tablespoons, then add water and bring to boil. Place squirrel back into the skillet, turn to low heat, cover and cook for approximately 1 hour.

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Since they packed the air cleaner in my 454 'Burb with peanuts,
I feed them 1 0z #6 with my s/s Baikal 20.
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The wife feeds them rat poison.

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I feed them subsonic .22...

They don't seem to like it, they never come back for seconds...

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