Tree full of boxes and birds

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Project by OldWrangler posted 06-19-2014 11:58 PM 1356 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to post the last up-date on my Wrens but I needed a wood project to show. So here is a tree full of boxes, a copy from Joe Weaver about a week ago. Made this while waiting for glue and varnish to dry. I loved his idea and hope he will take my copy as flattery for his work and idea. My box is BKP right on a big knot.

Anyhow, the birds were in their nest when I got to the shop and got fed their breakfast. Then one by one they jumped to the ground where they scattered throughout the shop. Later with mom and dad calling, they all huddled together for lunch and then adios. It was neat to watch them from nest building to eggs to babies and then flying away. It took only a little more than 2 weeks. Hope they’ll remember for next year and come back.

This will be the last bird up-date and next project, already started, is a BKP coffee table using some beautiful wood from the BKP King, Monte Putman. I’ve already ordered another shipment from him as I will need more to finish the table. That should take me about 10 days as I am currently selling some of my Bonsai plants on Ebay and am busy photographing and advertising them. Sold 3 last week for a very nice amount, enough to pay Monte.

Thanks to y’all who followed the bird saga, it was fun.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 12:12 AM

Very cool box. I love how you incorporated the knot into the design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 12:43 AM

Beatiful box! Like a lot. The contrast of colours is great

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 12:54 AM

the little babies are so cute, and now are off to the new world, how exciting, its always sad to see them go, you have been a good human papa for them, letting them live in your shop and giving them a good home, thanks so much george, i know they will come back next year, they have too, the rates are just right….lol..oh and i love the box, very nice indeed…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 01:04 AM

Great looking bandsaw box and nice bird report.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 02:14 AM

I hope y’all know that my friend, the BKP King is Monte Pittman. Sometimes I feel so stupid when I make a mistake in someone’s name. This memory thing with old people is a bummer. Sorry about that, Monte.

Thanks for the comments and the boxes are really Joe’s idea and mine, just a poor copy but it was fun trying to figure out how it was done.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 02:40 AM

I do like the “Knot Straight” boxes!

Wrens and swallows are alright—- squirrels and crows are not on my “like-List” though!

Squirrels are just rats with a good publicity agent and a make-over!!!

-- just rjR

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 04:14 AM

A beautiful box and a beautiful story. Thank you!

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 01:50 PM

Cool box. Cheers to the birdies!

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me

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#9 posted 06-20-2014 03:08 PM

Nice job

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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#10 posted 06-20-2014 09:35 PM

Excellent job on the band saw box! Thanks for sharing.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 06-21-2014 12:52 AM

The tree box turned out super!

And the Carolina Wrens are some of my favorite birds.

Thanks for sharing.

Monte is not only the BKP King, he’s a great guy, and a year older today!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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