LumberJocks

"My What Big Teeth You Have..."

  • Advertise with us
Project by Sam12 posted 06-02-2014 03:45 AM 1533 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks!
This is a wolf birdhouse from a Windfield print. The ‘house’ portion is made from MDO plywood and the figured pieces are pine. The eyes are available from the Winfield Collection. I have used Winfield eyes on many projects and love the ‘life-like’ quality they give to any project. The box is sized for a mid-sized bird but it has a 1 1/8” hole for a smaller bird like chickadees or wrens. The original print calls for it to be made from cedar then sealed with clear coat. I wanted to see what it looked like painted though and am happy with the results. It was so much fun to build that I may make one from cedar yet.
As you can see from the pictures the most difficult portion of the build was the muzzle area. It is 5 layers of wood piled on top of each other to create that menacing 3D effect and is almost 3” thick. It took a lot of careful planning, cutting and sanding but in the end it turned out pretty good. I particularly enjoyed this project because not only did it test my woodworking skills but my painting skills as well.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking!





11 comments so far

View Sawdustmaker115's profile

Sawdustmaker115

306 posts in 1189 days


#1 posted 06-02-2014 04:21 AM

I really like it, made me smile, you did a killer job on the painting. Great job :)

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

View Paul Maurer's profile

Paul Maurer

162 posts in 1022 days


#2 posted 06-02-2014 04:30 AM

I like it! Your painting is very good.
What kind of Paint?
I am concerned that your fine work might succumb to the sun and weather.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

View mmh's profile

mmh

3665 posts in 3190 days


#3 posted 06-02-2014 02:28 PM

Very fun project!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115206 posts in 3044 days


#4 posted 06-02-2014 03:05 PM

Very cool ,but I don’t know how many birds want to fly into a wolf’s mouth LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Knothead62's profile

Knothead62

2581 posts in 2428 days


#5 posted 06-02-2014 04:14 PM

I would have thought you would have made it to look like a cat. I t’ot I taw a puddy tat!

View Ocelot's profile

Ocelot

1471 posts in 2106 days


#6 posted 06-02-2014 04:32 PM

Wonderful idea! Well executed.

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3800 posts in 3062 days


#7 posted 06-02-2014 06:26 PM

Great job, hope the birds aren’t’ too scared to go in LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View ChrisK's profile

ChrisK

1809 posts in 2549 days


#8 posted 06-02-2014 07:48 PM

Nice job. Any birds in it yet?

-- Chris K

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

3393 posts in 1672 days


#9 posted 06-03-2014 10:14 AM

Hello Sam,

you dont really expect any bird to go any where your construction

Its scary enough in 2D Form on the PC let alone a 3D image.

Nice work in the construction and finish!!

-- Regards Robert

View thetinman's profile

thetinman

294 posts in 1006 days


#10 posted 06-03-2014 02:54 PM

I love it. Great job.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

View InsideTheBox's profile

InsideTheBox

89 posts in 1142 days


#11 posted 06-04-2014 02:31 AM

That is really cool. I agree with mcoyfrog and a1Jim…. but I also wonder what kind of place you have where smurfs wander freely in the background…?

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com