Sculpted Bird House

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Project by longgone posted 01-17-2011 07:58 PM 1924 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted some birdhouses for the yard which means “you need to build some birdhouses”...Well, being the way I am, a plain birdhouse would not suffice…so I thought I would try some of my sculpting on one. This is the result…minus any undecided finish sealer.

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 08:13 PM

Cool psychedelic spiral effect on the doorway!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 08:24 PM

The edges of the hole makes the material look like ply, but I don’t see the layers in the sculpted sections… is this solid stock on ply? Maybe just an optical illusion.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 08:25 PM

Beautiful birdhouse

The birds will be happy with such an original house

Thanks for them and thanks for us to sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 08:30 PM

If I were the bird, coulden’t afford to live there! LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 08:32 PM

what are you using to do the sculpting?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 08:36 PM

you are insane in the good way…LOL
it does look good and has something like that
to make try outs ain´t bad :-)
but still an overkill …..whats the rent :-)

thank´s for sharing

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 08:41 PM

Wow Greg, transitioning your sculpting over to a birdhouse!

How about making some bat houses with your sculpting techniques? Seems like the feel would really fit something like that.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 01-17-2011 09:23 PM

The birds will be so busy preening and showing off outside, I wonder if they will ever go inside!

Nice Work.

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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#9 posted 01-17-2011 09:27 PM

bobasurus, I did not use any ply. It is just an optical delusion. I used some scraps of red cedar that have gathering dust around the shop for quite some time. Talk about making the shop smell good while grinding that aromatic cedar…
DocSavage45, I just use an angle grinder to do the shaping…followed up with my random orbit sander to eliminate gringing marks. Alot of hand sanding also.

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#10 posted 01-17-2011 11:17 PM

WHAT!! when can I move in?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#11 posted 01-18-2011 01:55 AM

Looks good. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 01-18-2011 03:47 AM

Very! nice bird house. just wondering who started the wavy box sculpting? I’ve seen another artist from Australia doing It from a couple of years back. thanks!

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#13 posted 01-18-2011 07:55 PM

Awesome looking birdhouse. I bet that cedar smells great too!

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 10:31 PM

Awesome. You know after I get my grinder and practice to get 1/2 as good as you are at this sculpting thing, It will be time to build a house and sculpt all the walls and windows. I will save this birdhouse as a favorite so that is can be the miniature version of what I will build. Place this scuplted house somewhere in the foothills of the mountains and TADA!
Thanks for the inspiration :)

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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