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Three More Birdhouses

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Project by Box posted 1280 days ago 1480 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I will sculpt anything as long as I am having fun and being creative.





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bvdon

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#1 posted 1280 days ago

I like it… and for someone like me, that would be a good project to practice on cuz the birds won’t complain if I make a few mistakes along the way! ;)

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degoose

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#2 posted 1280 days ago

You crazy guy… even the bird house gets the treatment…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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woodman1962

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#3 posted 1280 days ago

i really like it,you really put a lot into it.Looks like you enjoy it and that is the main thing

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 1280 days ago

Chalk anuder one of for dem Cajuns! WHO DAT!

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

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snowdog

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#5 posted 1280 days ago

That is pretty cool, I sure would have liked to watch that being done. Any chance you could give a short explanation of what you did and what tools you used? I could make a few guesses but would rather hear it from the master.

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

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jm82435

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#6 posted 1280 days ago

That is cool. I think the roof could also use some sculpting…
Or would that just be too much of a good thing?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 1279 days ago

I was thinking the same thing about the roof, you could even groove them so that the water would shed away from the hole. Love these!!!
Have you written any how tos on how you proceed when carving? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Box

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#8 posted 1279 days ago

Thanks…I do have a couple of birdhouses I am currently working on that have a sculpted roof. I am working on these when I have a little free time in between other projects.

The process is quite simple. I just do the rough shaping with my angle grinder. Sometimes I draw out a rough design and sometimes I freehand it. I fine tune the sculpting with a Foredom electric carver (sort of like a beefed up dremel tool) and then use my random orbit saner to remove as many grinding marks as possible. I then do alot of hand sanding with the grain to remove the rest of the sanding marks that are left and cant be removed with the electric sanders. That’s pretty much it…nothing complicated…just time comsuming.

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