Three More Birdhouses

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Project by longgone posted 01-25-2011 05:48 AM 1917 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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#1 posted 01-25-2011 06:13 AM

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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#2 posted 01-25-2011 07:04 AM

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

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 03:20 PM

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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#4 posted 01-25-2011 03:27 PM

Chalk anuder one of for dem Cajuns! WHO DAT!

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

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 03:56 PM

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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#6 posted 01-25-2011 04:17 PM

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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#7 posted 01-26-2011 01:28 AM

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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#8 posted 01-26-2011 02:51 AM

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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