Wood Spirit Bird House

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Project by Robert Smith posted 12-27-2007 03:12 AM 3930 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife, it’s made from pine.mounted on a twisted stick, with a 1/2 dowel rod in to the stick and bottom of the bird house.i added wood for the nose so it would be more demonsaional. the hole in the mouth is 1 inch ,this one was made just for home decoration. We have a larger 1 hung in a tree with a 1-1/4 opening,one side of the roof hinges on the 1 outside wren’s and chicadees use it ever year.

-- Robert,

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 12-27-2007 03:42 AM

Great idea for a place to do a carving, I need to to try this! Thanks for posting.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 12-27-2007 05:49 AM

Very cool looking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-27-2007 11:39 AM

That is a very interesting piece. Can you post larger photos so that we can see the detail a little better?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 12:18 PM

Good idea. The carving looks very nice.

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 03:16 PM

It does look cool, I want to try carving a wood spirit someday, they look hard

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 06:11 PM

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 08:43 PM

Hi Robert,

Women get bird houses, guys get dog houses. Go figure.

Great carving job, and a neat idea!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-27-2007 08:53 PM

That’s amazing! How did you mount it on the stick?

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#9 posted 12-28-2007 09:02 AM

Very unique! What a great idea! Great carving, too. Danette

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels -

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#10 posted 12-28-2007 02:11 PM

Good idea. What kind of bird it is for?

-- Jiri

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Robert Smith

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#11 posted 01-03-2008 01:00 AM

Its just decoration, the hole in the mouth is 1 inch. it’s mounted by a 1/2 dowei in top of the stick to bottom of bird house

-- Robert,

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#12 posted 07-24-2008 05:02 AM

That is a very whimsical birdhouse.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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