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Old 07-14-2017, 09:12 AM   #1
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I needed another feeder for my place in Bandera. I have fallen in love with the idea of a stand and fill versus a traditional feeder. I would rather have a larger capacity, but this should work for now. The other three sides will be covered in 1"x2" welded wire, with a full door on the front side. The barrel is not currently attached, and I still have to figure some corner pieces to cover the holes in the frame holding the barrel. Then I will add a rigid stand for a solar panel and conduit to house solar panel wire.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Guessing thats going to be directional feeder! If so where is the placement going to be...front facing your hunting location?
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:50 PM   #3
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Wish i could weld... i just bought one an hour ago.

Looks good, im actually interested in the directional idea.

I have a few places it would really free up shooting lane if feeder wasnt in the middle of set.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:05 PM   #4
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Looks good, I guess with the welded wire on the sides you will still get plenty of corn slung out to the sides so it wont really be a one way directional broadcast. Looks good to me amigo.
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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Not a true directional. I just wanted to block the back so that the feeder doesn't block your view, and the sloped bottom was to keep corn from building up underneath to discourage hogs from rooting underneath it.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:04 PM   #6
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I see, very nice.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:43 PM   #7
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Nice
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:26 PM   #8
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Talk about ringing the dinner bell! The sound of corn glancing off of that sheet metal will call 'em in from the surrounding counties. I like the idea of controlling the direction of the feed to position animals and take advantage of terrain and cover. I have a spot that could use a semi-directional feeder and this set up might be perfect. Nice job.


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Old 07-16-2017, 02:34 PM   #9
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It'S been my experience that nothing in Nature occurs with perfectly right angles. That's why everything is just a bit out of square on anything I build. That and tape measures confuse me.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:53 AM   #10
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Getting close. Still have to mount the barrel, and figure some sort of mounting bracket for the solar panel.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:13 AM   #11
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What angle are the legs??
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:54 PM   #12
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I have no idea. I just cut them at 39". I knew I wanted the base to be at least 5' wide, so I built the base, then just leaned the legs in and welded them up. I am opposed to tape measures. If I were guessing they are around 22 degrees. Also you cannot see from the front view, but there is a 1" gap below the hinge portion of the door that allows corn to run out without hanging up.

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:00 PM   #13
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Pretty embarrassed, but this is my prep table. You real fabricators don't laugh. It was functional.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:43 PM   #14
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Pretty embarrassed, but this is my prep table. You real fabricators don't laugh. It was functional.
That'll work!
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:55 PM   #15
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Coons will destroy that wire....ask me how I know....
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:08 PM   #16
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Coons will destroy that wire....ask me how I know....
Yep, they destroyed mine when I made my cages out of that same wire. I would go with a heavier gauge wire before you put it in the field. Looks great otherwise.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:27 PM   #17
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I have never had a coon get into a feeder using this wire. I hope I am right on this one. I have multiple feeders with this wire. I guess we will see. I have never seen a heavier
1"X2" wire. Any bigger than that and squirrels can get in.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:41 PM   #18
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Did you use 1" angle iron for the base?
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:12 PM   #19
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You should be able to use that as an alarm clock while your sleeping in the blind!
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:47 PM   #20
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1X1X1/8 angle all the way around. I have a buddy that owns a welding shop and I got some light sheet metal drops and pieced them together.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #21
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I you was closer I have some horse panel (2x4) that is perfect for that.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:59 PM   #22
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Also that is a good looking feeder, I have a barrel I may do the same thing with
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:21 AM   #23
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Nice build. Looks good!!!
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:26 AM   #24
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I you was closer I have some horse panel (2x4) that is perfect for that.
That won't stop birds and squirrels though and I believe he doesn't want them getting to the corn. The corn would spread out better though with the 2"x4" panels.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:30 PM   #25
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You could cover the corners where the barrel sits with wire. It would let the rain through as opposed to solid metal.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:18 PM   #26
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I am probably going to build one just like this but I have a major coon problem. I'm curious how it would hold up
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:20 PM   #27
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I'm just surprised this isn't being built in MY shop!!!
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:53 AM   #28
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If you still have your plasma I would have been begging John. I had to make due with some redneck engineering.
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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM   #29
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She is almost done. Everything is set in place and hand tight. The barrel is bolted to the frame rather than welded. That way if the barrel rusts out, I can replace it without too much trouble. Solar panel is wired and mounted. I'm running two 12 volt batteries, so I just need to wire my jumpers and attach my solar panel plug. I plan on putting it out this weekend. The feeder will face East (big opening), so I needed my solar panel to face South. That is why it is mounted the way it is.
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Old Yesterday, 06:07 PM   #30
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That thing looks good. One question, though, can water stand on the plate that the barrel sits on? If so, you might want to drill some holes in each corner to let it drain out.
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM   #31
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It is not sealed. Water can run off and thru.
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Old Yesterday, 10:13 PM   #32
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Looks good. I might do something like this for next year
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Old Yesterday, 10:33 PM   #33
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Kewl.
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