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Couple more birdhouses

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Project by JoeinGa posted 08-30-2015 12:53 AM 827 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m trying to build up a small “inventory” so that when my daughter gets a booth at an “Arts and Craps Fair” this fall she can sell some of my “STUFF”. Gotta try and get some sort of return on my investment from the lathe I bought! :-)

So far I have about 40 bowls and maybe a dozen cutting boards. I’ve also made probably 45 birdhouses because those always seem to be good sellers at these types of sales. So here’s a couple more to add to the bunch. A little barn and a church. Both are pine painted with exterior house paint. Here they are.
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Jerry

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 01:16 AM

Nicely done! I love the austerity of the white one, and I love the Christmas colors on the other one. I just pulled my final load from the old place to the new today, and I’m jonesing for shop time, so I’m living vicariously through your work!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 08-30-2015 02:24 AM

Well done Joe. I turned a few birdhouses on the lathe and it was the coolest thing. Give it a try to get more turning time in.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 08-30-2015 11:53 AM

That project is for the birds Joe….lol Nice job on those buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 08-30-2015 12:07 PM

Some fine bird living quarters there

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 08-30-2015 12:31 PM

Nice work, Joe. These will be great accents for your yard or garden. Are you going to rent these are just use squatter’s rights?

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-30-2015 05:11 PM

These houses are cute. If you are making them to sell, you might consider leaving some of them unpainted, or maybe just primed. My kids and I sometimes pick up unpainted woodcrafts at Michaels or other craft stores because we enjoy painting together. Just an idea. :)

-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"

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#7 posted 08-30-2015 07:20 PM

Stellar job on the houses, Joe…I hope you and your daughter make lots of $$$ selling at the booth…..Good luck.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 08-31-2015 01:23 AM

Those are really cool. Great job buddy

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#9 posted 09-01-2015 10:57 PM

Thanks all … Since this will be a fall “Arts and craps” fair, I thought that painting some of these in Christmas colors would work out well. I’m not too crazy with the bright red and green, but I’ve seen people buying them like crazy for Christmas gifts at these fall festivals.

Good idea Connie, might leave a couple unpainted. Someone might like the idea of a parent/kid project.

And I also hope we do well Rick. When I bought this lathe I was originally gonna go about $450 or $500 on a lathe. But thing worked out and I spent TRIPLE that … gotta try and replenish some of what little savings we had :-)

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#10 posted 09-02-2015 07:15 AM

Nicely done, Joe! I especially like the door ajar on the barn! ‘Arts and craps fair’ that made me laugh! Have you seen the bird houses that look like travel trailers? Those seem to be popular, too. Hope you do well at the fair! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 01-17-2016 04:41 PM

The lodge “Handsome man”, is pleasant to me. I will dare to make the remark – It is necessary to insert the Stick (nose). Slightly lower than a hole. It is convenient to birds to sit down and protect the house. Be not lazy and regret starlings. Good luck.
And still – Successful fair that buyers didn’t bargain…. LOL…

-- Ganchik Sasha

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