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Easy print Birdhouse & Separate perches.

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Easy print Birdhouse & Separate perches. by rgproduct Jan 17, 2015
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A simple to print complex item, an attractive home for your garden feathered friends.

I have been practicing printing larger items with internal structures and this seemed the ideal test bed. It is a work in progress and may be amended as I go along - slightly thicker top neck and stiffer perches that orbit the nest for example. The extra perches in the files above work but the orbital ones are a little thin...something I may fix. Suggest the cross shaped perch is most practical all round (having owned a large aviary in my youth).

It is a simple print, suggest 2 or 3 perimeters depending on your slicing software and 10% to 15% infill. Ensure your filament is not crossed/tangled and hit print.

Approx 4 to 6 hours and voila!

Likewise the perches are simple enough and simply friction fit into the elliptical hole.

Would love to see photos of them inhabited!

This model is leading on to some very awesome stuff to follow...

R

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Would it be possible to post a version of this with a thicker base?

I really like the shape of this birdhouse, and expect to make some when my "to do" list gets a little shorter.

It can be simplified in that perches are not necessary, and sometimes provide a place for a predator to rest while looting the nest.

One other thing that is important is the size of the entry hole. It should be just big enough for the species of interest, and no larger than necessary, again to limit predators. You can find a list of common specie/hole sizes at

http://birding.about.com/od/birdhouses/a/birdhouseholes.htm

Yes, even bird house making is complicated. But I really like the shape that you have created. It is most imaginative, and pleasing to the eye.

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looks great, in the process of making this now. Is just the string/rope that its hanging from strong enough to hold it up with birds on it? just hoping it doesn't break on them

Looks like a birdhouse for Rivendale. Beautiful!

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