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Project by marter1229 posted 2059 days ago 1247 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I am learning to turn, I thought I would practice with cuttings from my lilac bush.
The roofs were just slipped on, but they have warped and cracked and won’t come off.
It’s fun!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore





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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 2058 days ago

Wow, those are pretty neat! Those would make great gifts. How big are they? Lilac, huh? Who knew?

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2058 days ago

Terry – these are wonderful!!

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

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 2058 days ago

Those are really nice! Really nice! No, Really really nice!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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APLJaK

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#4 posted 1967 days ago

wow, lilac must grow a lot bigger in Idaho than in Kelowna, at least in my yard…. Hey wait a minute, N. Idaho is just slightly South of me. maybe I will have to pay more attention to those lilac bushes. I had no idea there was usable wood lurking within!

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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Karson

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#5 posted 1967 days ago

Great looking birdhouses. Truly a magic wood. I would have thought they were purple.

-- 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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luv2learn

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#6 posted 864 days ago

I am still working on refurbishing my old Sears wood lathe but as soon as I get it up and running I hope that I can turn some pieces as nice as these. Great looking bird houses.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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willie

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#7 posted 864 days ago

I turned a lamp out of lilac a few years back. It was great stuff to work with and it had a beautiful purple streak in it that I did my best to accent. The lamp turned out really nice but after a few months the purple turned brown. It also smells good while you’re working it! Just a little hard to get big pieces but interesting wood.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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SYPUCK

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#8 posted 448 days ago

Nice work great idea using the lilac bush I would have never thought of that.

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