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Re: DIY Feeders and Waterers - SUPER cheap and easy to make.

Post Number:#16  Unread postby JessiL » Tue May 07, 2013 8:02 pm


Hi there, GypsyTinkerer and everyone!

Would it be possible to see pictures of the bottom of the feeder mod? I've been trying to make some of these, and I must have that part a bit off - I just can't get the darn thing to come together neatly.

Thanks in advance, love the ideas in this forum.

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Post Number:#17  Unread postby Marinea » Wed May 08, 2013 7:46 am


I am sure someone will post it for you Jessi, but I wanted to welcome you to RT!

You have found a great place full of lots of helpful folks.
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Post Number:#18  Unread postby SatinsRule » Wed May 08, 2013 8:04 am


JessiL wrote:Hi there, GypsyTinkerer and everyone!

Would it be possible to see pictures of the bottom of the feeder mod? I've been trying to make some of these, and I must have that part a bit off - I just can't get the darn thing to come together neatly.

Thanks in advance, love the ideas in this forum.

-Jessi


Nothing really to do to the bottom half of the feeders other than turning the edge over to eliminate the sharp edge which will result from cutting the tin cans. You'll also need to make a small cut into the lower half to aid in securing the flap or cut loose metal section of the upper section. After it is in the slot cutout, just bend the cut upper section around the back of the feeder and trim it as desired. Flattening the front of the upper section will also aid it it staying in place.

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Post Number:#19  Unread postby JessiL » Thu May 09, 2013 5:16 pm


Thanks for the welcome, folks!

Hmm, I must really be a bit slow when it comes to working with tin cans - I am having problems getting nice clean bends. So after having cut loose part of the bottom to fold upward (to help with feeding the feed forwards) and then folding a bit of the lower can inwards to hold that part in place, I end up with extra space that I'm sure will keep the feed from flowing freely. Any hints for working with tin out there?

The good news is that I've discovered that the pizza place less than 1/4 mile from my house puts dozens of these giant cans out for recycling every week, so at least if I screw one of these things up, I can just move on to the next can and try again. They also have large food grade bottles, now I just need to order some water nipples and grommets and the water problem will be taken care of. And the bakery in the same shopping center has food grade plastic pails...

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Post Number:#20  Unread postby GypsyTinker » Thu May 09, 2013 6:57 pm


I'm making another batch of these tonight or tomorrow and will update with thorough pics of the waterer and feeder builds.

The bottom of the feeder is a bit tricky, I'll be sure to post a clear tutorial :)
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Post Number:#21  Unread postby GBov » Fri May 10, 2013 3:10 pm


Wonderful idea! MUCH better than my charity shop mugs and bowls for water!

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Post Number:#22  Unread postby GypsyTinker » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:25 am


I have updated the first post with a picture of how to do the bottom for the feeder version.

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Post Number:#23  Unread postby CanucksStar#17 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:26 pm


I just made some almost like that a couple weeks ago! But I cut of the top just leaving a little dish. I wish I would have seen this thread before I made the other watering dishes!

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Post Number:#24  Unread postby JGELLIS15 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:52 am


I love this idea...I have 3 of my California Whites that are constantly tearing out the screen mesh at the bottom of my commercial j feeders...it has been very frustrating....I will try this..thanks...Greg

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Post Number:#25  Unread postby Cottie » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:58 am


Great pics and guide! I really want to try this. Must find heavy duty gloves, lest I end up with more stitches!
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Post Number:#26  Unread postby Madpiratebippy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:46 pm


This is really awesome, and I'm totally stealing this idea.

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Post Number:#27  Unread postby LBMBarbalooski » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:34 am


What a great thrifty project. I hope to start breeding our rabbits soon and was contemplating how to save some money with supplies. I don't mind supporting our local TSC but really enjoy making things with what we already have. Great tips.
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Post Number:#28  Unread postby MR_ND » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:37 am


Definitely going to do this. I need more pans and I'm a little short of cash so this will work perfectly.
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Post Number:#29  Unread postby Mary Ann's Rabbitry » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:26 am


I like your set up... I am getting some meat rabbits because I have to feed a dog that has liver problem.. so she cant have any fat.. so rabbit is it.. Can you take some pics of your set up..

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Post Number:#30  Unread postby emh225 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:36 am


Going to keep this in mind when I have new housing built!

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