Greetings to all fans of homemade products and those who just dropped by to visit Samodelkin. Outside the window, winter is almost in full swing, which means that right now is the time to take care of our feathered neighbors who fly into our gardens in their summer cottages, and in the cities into parks and balconies. The best thing we can do for them is to make feeders, because in winter it is very difficult to find food for birds. I think the author of this homemade product thinks this way, and decided to make not just a feeder, but an automatic feeder, having filled it in full, the feathered guests will have enough food for a long time. This option is perfect for summer cottages … The idea is certainly not new, there are many similar designs on the Internet, but a detailed master class will be presented to your attention below, given that the design is not complicated, even a child can make it according to such step-by-step instructions, but under the strict guidance of an adult. Film And So, let's get started. For the manufacture, the author used trim boards, a piece of plexiglass, self-tapping screws, wood glue and wood stain. Tool, standard set, hacksaw, screwdriver, square, pencil and hammer.
First of all, the author decided to make the side walls. Picking up a piece of board with a section of 120×20 mm, he marked it into two identical parts. For this I used a square with a scale and a pencil. I'll make a reservation right away, the section of the board can be anything, here everyone chooses what is at hand. And one more thing, the capacity of the feeder depends on the height of the walls, therefore, the interval of its filling.
After marking, the author cut from the workpiece into two parts so that one of the edges of each was at an angle of 45 degrees. For this, the author used a special device , but instead, you can use a regular miter box.
The base is ready, it's time to tackle the roof of the feeder. For its manufacture, the author used the remains of the same board from which he assembled the base. Here, the author follows the same steps as before. Marking and cutting along the lines. After fitting on the basis of finished parts.
After the roof details were ready, the author proceeded to fasten them to the frame. He screwed one bar with self-tapping screws “dead”, and attached the second one to it with a loop. Looking at the front I will say that it is necessary to fill the feeder, that is, one part of the roof will rise and grain will be poured into this hole.
The next thing the author did was making the bottom. He has it made of a shield glued from slats. The author installed the base-box on the shield, performed the markup. The bottom is also a tray from which the birds will eat, so it should protrude beyond the body. After the markup, the author cut off the excess.
The author attached the finished part to the base with self-tapping screws. Previously, for them, I performed the markup. The author used two screws on each wall, in addition, he missed the joint of the parts with glue.
As I already said, the bottom is a tray, so that the grains do not wake up, the author fixed small sides around the perimeter, which he made from slats almost twice the thickness of the bottom. First, the author marked the rail into sections of the desired length. Using the same device, I sawed off two parts longer, then two shorter ones. Each end is cut at an angle of 45 degrees.
And so, everything is almost ready, it remains to be done small – to make a facade. It should be transparent so that the birds can see the treat from afar. For the manufacture, the author decided to use plexiglass. First, he made a template of the desired shape from paper.
I picked up a piece of glass of suitable thickness (do not pay attention to the inscriptions, this is a protective film). He laid a template on it and outlined it. I cut out the part and processed its edges with the finest sanding paper so as not to get hurt (do not forget to observe safety precautions).
Please note that the author did not immediately fix the transparent facade. First, he covered the feeder with several layers of stain. I didn't use any other coating, including varnishes, as it could harm the birds.
When the stain has dried, the author screwed the facade to the feeder and fixed it on the tree in the garden. It remains to fill it with food, and wait and wait until the birds arrive to watch their feast)))))
That's all for me, thank you all, and see you next time visiting Samodelkin!