Yard Ornament Veggies for the humming birds

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    Garry
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    These are some of the hand caved and turned humming bird feeders I made in 2013  for art/craft shows and art galleries that I am in. They are made with White Cedar. I used water based dyes and sparayed minimum of five coats of exterior varnish. I have more ideas for this year.

    Veggie Humming Bird Feeders

    Additional photos can be seen at the link below.

    http://www.woodworksbygarry.com/Products/BirdFeeders/HummingBirdFeeders/VeggieHummingBirdFeeders.html


    Garry Smith
    Engadine, Michigan
    www.woodworksbygarry.com

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    carross
    carross
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    Very nice Garry,  I love your work shop so neat and tidy.  Have you been on B&B before, if not   Welcome from, Rockford, Michigan.

    I don’t think I would put down my email address,   anyone can get on these sites.

     

    Carol


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    Garry
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    Thanks Carol, the shop is not always so tidy. It has been quite somw time since I have posted on this forum. I browse ocassionally because I enjoy the photos and conversations but seldom have anything to say that I think would interest the community.

    Garry


    Garry Smith
    Engadine, Michigan
    www.woodworksbygarry.com

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    carross
    carross
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    Garry,  Just stop in anytime we are always looking for new people to chat with.  I am on garden chat, a lot, I also like the bird topics.

    I need to look up Engadine, Mi.  I have no idea where that is.

     

    Carol


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    margba
    margba
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    Very  nice, Gary!  Why dont you retire now & just do that?  We know you are very handy & creative!  May I ask how much they go for?  Might buy one if not too terribly expensive!


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    Garry
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    Carol,

    I am in the Upper Peninsula about 50 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, just 1 mile off of US-2


    Garry Smith
    Engadine, Michigan
    www.woodworksbygarry.com

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    Garry
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    Margba,

    All of the Humming Bird feeders are $58.00 except for the Egg Plant which is $67.00 because of the extra carving time on the top. I do not have any at this time but two of the galleries that I am in still have some left. They will ship them to you as well. I will not be making any until spring because the doors and windows need to be open when I work with cedar.

    Let me know if you are interested and I will give you both of galleries information and thanks for asking.


    Garry Smith
    Engadine, Michigan
    www.woodworksbygarry.com

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    Gayle
    Gayle
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    They are very pretty but I have a couple of questions.  Do they actually attract hummers?  How do you fill them ?  How can you tell when they are empty?  What about cleaning them?  Doesn’t the liquid eventually rot the wood?

     

    That was more than a couple wasn’t it?  LOL


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    Garry
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    Yes Gayle they do attract humming birds. It is the little red tip on the end of the feeder tuble that attracts them as seen in the photo below.

    There is a glass container inside the wood with a soft rubber plug which the feeder stem runs through. Just pop out the plug which is at the end of the glass container, clean it out with a bottle brush, fill the container with liquid food and gently push the plug back in.
    The liquid does not come into contact with the wood. Two reasons I carve them out of cedar one cedar is rot and bug resistant and two it is very light compared to other woods.

    Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like

    Red Pepper feeder


    Garry Smith
    Engadine, Michigan
    www.woodworksbygarry.com

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    carross
    carross
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    That’s beautiful Garry.  I did think you were in the U.P.  Pretty cold, I bet.

    Carol


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    Gayle
    Gayle
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    Thank You.  I couldn’t see that feeding tip in the 1st picture (or just didn’t notice it).  Now they make sense.   LOL


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    cbrooks
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    I love the veggie idea must try it soon!


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    cbrooks
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    p.s. I love how neat your wood shop is!

     


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    Garry
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    Thanks for the compliments. The shop is not always neat and tidy though.

    Garry


    Garry Smith
    Engadine, Michigan
    www.woodworksbygarry.com

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    Stelios
    Stelios
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    I’m so glad I stopped by this thread.  What a beautiful way to feed hummingbirds.  I can’t even imagine anyone thinking up such a feeder.  Love all the veggies…Nice bright colours to beautify anyone’s yard.

    By the way, welcome from Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada.


    Stella
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