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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 01-09-2009 at 09:28 AM 1087 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

January 9, 2009

Inspired by John's Extreme Birdhouses. Rick has once again been busy creating a birdhouse.

Each birdhouse he makes, now, seems to get more complicated and/or bigger!

Here is a sneak peek at what he is up to now.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Bob #2

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#1 posted 01-09-2009 at 09:56 AM

I’m curious as to how the birdes get to the center rooms?
Are there going to be doors all round?
Did you consider a method to clean them out at the end of the season?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 01-09-2009 at 10:09 AM

Looks great Debbie. Tell Rick to keep at it. and send lots more pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 01-09-2009 at 10:29 AM

It looks great Debbie !!
I notice they are getting bigger too . They can never be too big . lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#4 posted 01-09-2009 at 10:59 AM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Where’s the elevator shaft.

They are usually built first.LOL

Nice project, keep us posted.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#5 posted 01-09-2009 at 11:24 AM

Are any of the birds going to complain about the thin walls?....and what do birds say that can be overheard…? Constant spending reports that I wished we’d hear from Congress….cheap…cheap…cheap…(sorry about that.)

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 01-09-2009 at 12:24 PM

access: there will be holes in the front / side /back

cleaning: someone said (I think it was John) that the best way to clean out the nests is with a coat hanger with the bent end.. just reach in, twist it around and pull it back out.

“never too big” (I’m chuckling at that… can’t imagine what John has planned for the future!)

elevator.. .. oops. I’ll point that out to Rick :)
He’s planning as he goes so I guess he started building before he realized it would need an elevator)

Barry…. rolling my eyes hehehe :)

thanks everyone.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 01-09-2009 at 12:44 PM

Coat hangers? Do they still make them any more.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 01-09-2009 at 04:27 PM

or crochet hooks.. whatever works :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 01-09-2009 at 09:28 PM

A pair of small bun tongs work great to pull the nest out .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#10 posted 01-11-2009 at 04:10 AM

Hi Debbie.

I have looked on this and find it to be a very good job so far. Could I ask you or John how big the lumber is cut?
I live in Norway and here I need to make the openings for the birds a little bit bigger I think!?
I am making Norwegian style birdhouses – but I really log them together and they are smaller. But I would like to try what you are doing. I look forward forthe rest of it.

-- Steinar, Norway - - Nothing is impossible! Just the impossible takes longer time! Hegner SE

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#11 posted 01-11-2009 at 01:26 PM

Rick is using 1” wood and he’s cutting it into 3/4” widths.
The openings depend on what type of bird you want to nest in them. Some like big holes, some like little ones.. some like them high in the nest and some like them low….

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 01-11-2009 at 09:28 PM

Great Lookin Condo The birds will love it

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 01-11-2009 at 09:36 PM

A bird house or a bin for the loons?

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#14 posted 01-12-2009 at 09:57 AM

Can hardly wait to see this one finished.Looks like it’s gonna be a winner.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#15 posted 01-12-2009 at 10:15 AM

what loons?? !!! what are you trying to say?? :D

Yes, I just hope he stops before it won’t fit up the basement stairs!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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