ART OF STAINED GLASS
These instructions are made to accompany the following bird feeder stained glass patterns:
This bird feeder with seed reservoir is reinforced with steel rods under the base. The weight is borne by the 6-gauge copper wire that is attached to a 12-cm steel rod, above which the feeder rests.
The platform provides comfortable perching space for small birds such as chickadees and the larger cardinals alike. The platform is well drained to avoid seed spoilage and accumulation of heavy snow. Some seeds will inevitably fall on the ground, which will be much appreciated by ground-feeding birds such as the migratory dark-eyed juncos, cardinals, song sparrows and many others.
Lead-free solder is a must for this project, in order to avoid harming the wildlife and contaminating the environment. Materials:
STEP 1: Make jig
Place pattern on a piece of wood and secure with adhesive tape. Cover the paper pattern with overhead transparencies or other clear material to prevent water damage during grinding. Nail wood in place around the edges of the various panels.
Bird Feeder Instructions