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Suet Feeders for Birds

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Woodpecker Feeder #1

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a Sturdy wire, chain, or 30# nylon fishing line.
b Threaded bolt attaches chain to skillet.
c Skillet attached to limb with outdoor wood screws.
d Lightweight skillet with the handle removed. Skillet width is approximately 12".
e Tree limb with bark removed, feeder holes 1" diameter and 1" deep. Keep the holes high on the tree limb.
Woodpecker Feeder #2

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a Chain, or 30# nylon fishing line.
b Threaded 3/8" bolt attaches feeder column to top.
c 14" diameter roof, 1/2" exterior plywood or chipboard.
d 11" diameter ceiling, 1/2" exterior plywood.
e 1/4" x 1/4" x 6" cedar slats, dadoed* in to the ceiling 13/16" apart, and attached to ceiling with 1 1/2" paneling nails.
f 3 1/2" x 14" round cedar feeding column with 8 feeder holes 1" diameter x 1" deep.
g Threaded 1/4" bolt with nut and washer holds assembly together.
* Dado cut 1/4" x 1/4" slots into the ceiling perimeter. Before attaching the ceiling to the roof, nail the slats in to the dadoes, using 1 1/2" annular ring paneling nails.
Clip-on Feeder

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a Wooden spring-tye clothespin.
b Wood screw.
c Cedar tube with 3/16" wall. Drill hole approximately 1" deep.