60" diameter ash project

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I just had to post this project for the contest after reading that the sky was the limit. This bird house took hundreds of years to create. It has housed thousands, maybe even millions of birds. It is now destined to become a different style of bird house as well as a table, a giant mask, a childrens play zone and probably many many more different projects.

I know some will not consider this fine woodworking but I can find a few who will beg to differ. There are many more projects to be completed from this same project, but this one is done. The face was carved in exchange for the wood as well as a few other details in the deal. If anyone would like a piece of this history please let me know.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#1 posted 07-29-2010 12:00 AM


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#2 posted 07-29-2010 12:08 AM

Wow you guys have the big ones.

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#3 posted 07-29-2010 12:42 AM

Well yeah, I want the whole story! That is what I love about this site.


-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 12:55 AM

I love stories as much as the next guy but if you have an extra burl cap or two off of that thing i can give them a great home. That must have been one fun tree to take down.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 01:21 AM

That’s one BIG ASH tree… :)

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 03:52 AM

Well I could see sawdust and chips-a-flyin’ in that one picture…. in my book that’s wood working!

MShort—- you’re right…. that is one BIG ASH tree…. I can see the size of that hole! ;))


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#7 posted 07-29-2010 04:40 PM

WOW! You got huge wood. LOL :)

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 05:26 PM

Great save. Nothing like starting from the tree itself and working it all the way to the finished projects or seeing the wood move on down the line to the craftsman.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 08:21 PM

Interesting pics. Looks like you are having fun with this ONE!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 08:54 PM

thats fine wood working,its the first step

-- al.chazy ny

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#11 posted 07-29-2011 08:33 PM

How do you clean it out and how many hours did it take you to build this bird palace ;-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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