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Jul 27, 2015
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#1 posted 07-27-2015 07:48 AM
Looks like a fun project Mark, it really looks like the Hickorickius that roam around our forests. Fierce little buggers they are.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.
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#2 posted 07-27-2015 09:09 AM
Funny little bird!
-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted
#3 posted 07-27-2015 10:10 AM
I must’ve seen it in my dreams, Bob. For, truth be told, I’ve never visit your land. And, yes Ivan, he is funny. He told me a joke just the other day.A grasshopper walks into a bar. The grasshopper says, “Give me a drink.” The barkeep says, “You know, we have a drink that’s names after you.” The grasshopper says, “You have a drink named Bob?”
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#4 posted 07-27-2015 11:54 AM
Cool Mark.I’m glad the Grasshopper is called Bob.Thanks for sharing.
-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.
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#5 posted 07-27-2015 11:59 AM
Nice. I see where it gets its name!! cheers, Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#6 posted 07-27-2015 12:40 PM
A big bird, but little. Cool. Nice glassy eyes.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.
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#7 posted 07-27-2015 01:52 PM
Cool looking bird Mark!
-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!
#8 posted 07-27-2015 08:16 PM
Thanks, fellas. Those glossy eyes are those cheap little plastic “rhinestones” they sell at Michael’s. If you touch them with sandpaper, they become pale, white pieces of plastic. (I mentioned that because I just know you’re all eager to make birds now.) Hey. If one or two of you are, let’s make a “Bird Blog”.
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#9 posted 07-27-2015 08:34 PM
Awright now…. fess up! This thing started out to be a pear, didn’t it? And after the gouge grabbed it and gave it a pretty good ding, it became a bird!
Cute lil fella !
-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward
#10 posted 07-27-2015 08:36 PM
No. It wanted to be a penguin.
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#11 posted 07-27-2015 09:13 PM
A hard case fun piece mark :)Pete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
#12 posted 07-28-2015 12:17 AM
Thank you(?), Pete.
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#13 posted 07-28-2015 12:04 PM
I think that I am with JoeinGa on this one.
-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.
#14 posted 07-29-2015 03:57 AM
I would never turn a pear. I have no interest in turning fruit (except for fruitwood). I found a guy online somewhere who had a whole collection of different penguins. That inspired me to try a penguin. I realized that, with the wood I was turning, and without using paint, I couldn’t make a bird in a tux. So, I chiseled a flat spot on either side and glued on two little blocks of mahogany for wings, stuck a piece of 3/16 dowel in the pencil sharpener, did a little carving, a little sticking, a little of this, a little of that, a wound up with a fat little bird with glossy eyes. Okay, it’s a fat little pear-shaped bird.
#15 posted 07-29-2015 04:08 AM
I just found out that Bird Opus 1 made the Top 3 yesterday. Good on me. I think that makes four things in about a month.
I have this to say about that: What, would someone please tell me, is the mechanism by which that happens? Meaning: Is it based on the number of views, the whims of the guy who runs LJs, or what. Should I be watching the mail for a check? Is it something that happens a lot when your new here and then doesn’t happen again for years?
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