In this case, the most suitable bottom is a plywood circle 8 mm thick. Of course, the size of the bottom and the number of risers will be different, because the feeder is relatively small, and the cage should be spacious and impressive. But the device of these products does not have big differences.
Let’s take a look at the sequence of weaving a feeder for tits in winter, so that the feed is out of reach for pigeons and jackdaws. So, take a circle of plywood with a diameter of 20 cm. On its edge, drill 38 – 40 through holes with a diameter of 4 – 5 mm at a distance from each other (centers) of no more than 18 mm. Between these holes in the end part of the circle, drill blind holes with a diameter of 3 mm and a depth of 15 – 20 mm to mask the end with the edge c. three bunks of a rod. Next, insert and tighten 38 to 40 risers with a diameter of 4 to 5 mm at the butt part and 35 cm long into the through holes, weave three rows of rope into four rods over the bottom so that the weaving of the side of the feeder has the same appearance from the outside and from the inside.
Remember: for this, it is necessary to note the initial riser, insert four identical rods to the right from the risers between the risers, bend two risers from the extreme left, two from the inside and bring the end behind the fourth riser. Then, with the next rod, do the same operation, then the third, fourth, etc., to the end of the first row.
Having reached him and having laid the rod on the far right in the last free space in front of the original riser (marked by two), stop. Here we must try to make the transition to the second row of the rope smooth, almost imperceptible. There is a method for this: they continue to weave the rope not with the left extreme rod, but with the right extreme one, they are bent around by two risers in front and the bottom behind. Then do the same with the two middle and leftmost rods. Only then weave as before. This technique is also used when weaving several rows of rope in three rods.
The completed three rows of rope should also be finished almost imperceptibly: lead the ends of the rods leading outward into the top of the rope inside the feeder and with the help of an awl, hide it in the weaving behind the corresponding risers, carefully trim their remains from the outside flush.
Now seal the woven side with light blows of a hammer on a wooden plank, applied over the ropes alternately in each gap.
Step back 4 – 5 cm above the side and weave one row of rope into four rods, which will give greater rigidity to the feeder and fix at this height the same distance between the risers. Measuring 16-17 cm from the bottom of the feeder, weave three more rows of rope into four rods, above them – the edge of three or four pairs of rods from the remaining ends of the risers.
It is time to weave and attach a dome-shaped cover to the body of the feeder. It is woven on a cross of 12 rods 65 cm long each. The crosspiece, fastened with two rows of rope in two rods, must be placed on any object so that the rods fall down, forming the frame of the dome. After making 6-7 rows of rope, part the rods at equal distances and continue weaving until the base of the dome reaches a diameter of 7-8 cm with a depth of about 4-5 cm.
Take 24 additional twigs about 40 cm long, sharpen their ends and insert into the weaving of the dome on the sides of all 12 radial sticks. You will receive 36 radially diverging rods of the lid frame. Step back 6 – 7 cm below the weaving of the dome and fix these rods at equal distances between them with two rows of rope of three rods, woven towards each other. to achieve the effect of the so-called "chain".
Put the conical dome of the cover with the rods diverging in all directions onto the body, straighten them evenly and weave them at the top edge of the feeder with three ropes in several rows until the diameter of the cover matches the edge of the body. We complete the lid with a bending edge. We cover the entire product with varnish and, after allowing it to dry properly, connect the lid to the body, make a hole-hole in the wall for the birds, and tie a ring rolled from a thin 50-centimeter rod to the dome using a tape. For this ring, the feeder can be suspended in a convenient place.
Homework in the second lesson