Little Birdie Junk

January 6th, 2013 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Look at happy Mr. Cardinal. He is enjoying a nice little snack and a gorgeous view. I used the base of a turkey feeder for the bowl after removing the cage like top. Tip: Always check to make sure your basin of choce is water tight before proceeding with your project. If it is not a product called galvenized patch may help you out!
The pipe that holds the bowl and the base together is just that. It is a leftover piece I found at my welders shop. It was just the right size. I love when that happens! I did rust it a bit for good measure. I then sprayed it with poly to keep it from rusting any more. The base is another piece I rescued from the shop. I found it under his CNC machine. Ha!
I called in the professional to weld the pieces together.
Summer time....water. Winter....seed. This is a piece that works yera round without vacation!
Earlier that same day...hungry birds!!
Look at happy Mr. Cardinal. He is enjoying a nice little snack and a gorgeous view. I used the base of a turkey feeder for the bowl after removing the cage like top. Tip: Always check to make sure your basin of choce is water tight before proceeding with your project. If it is not a product called galvenized patch may help you out!

Look at happy Mr. Cardinal. He is enjoying a nice little snack and a gorgeous view. I used the base of a turkey feeder for the bowl after removing the cage like top. Tip: Always check to make sure your basin of choce is water tight before proceeding with your project. If it is not a product called galvenized patch may help you out!

Photo: JUNKMARKET Style

This is one of three projects I made from old turkey feeders last summer. I still have some leftover parts available so I suppost there will be at least one more turkey feeder project still to come. Gobble, gobble. This was originally created as a bird bath, but I guess the birds in Minnesota would rather eat then ice skate. Te He! This bath/feeder resides at the famous Pfarkel sister's farm and it looks as if it has found a very good home! 


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Comments (5)

suewhitney writes: Thanks all...the best thing is to see projects hard at work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:21 am on January 15th
CottageElements writes: I loved this when I first saw it in the summer. And man does Sharon have the birds! How in the world did you capture the picture of the cardinal? Stunning!

Lani Posted: 9:02 am on January 11th
georgiamoon writes: Well Sue,
Between you and Brian there should be no hungry birds anywhere. He is taking care of "bird hunger" by sheer the number of feeders he produces and you are taking care of the rest of them by the massive size of yours. That baby will hold a lot of seed, and look great while doing it! Absolutely love this!
Georgia Posted: 7:45 am on January 7th
Pfarkelsisters writes: Jim, not onl do you know how to do great projects for JMS but you are great with the comments!! I had not noticed the tipsy cardinal. My husband fills the feeders with sunflower seeds but then Sue may have gone out to share a little of her wine?! lol Posted: 7:41 am on January 7th
JunkArchitect writes: That has to be the most structurally sound bird feeder I've ever seen...! The pipe base could support a building. And, look at the throngs of birds it attracts. Did you add some "special seeds" to the mix?! The cardinal looks a little tipsy.

Jim

Posted: 4:55 pm on January 6th
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