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I made a few birdhouses that are sculpted and I keep getting request for more. They are real easy to make and the sculpting goes quickly with the soft cypress. The finish is teak oil because it holds up well outside…and I don’t particularly want to paint any wood for a finish. I painted one and it felt like sacralige.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.





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Wolffarmer

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#1 posted 1287 days ago

Wow, you sure that is for the birds?

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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mmh

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#2 posted 1287 days ago

I really love the detail you put into these. They are simple, yet not. Very nicely done! A very sellable item.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1287 days ago

Birds will love this. That’s moving up…..............Cool one….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rsladdwoodworks

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#4 posted 1287 days ago

I would like to try this how rae you going about if

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1287 days ago

Robert, I just make a basic cypress box and then freehand the lines to be sculpted in pencil first. Then I rough-shape it with my grinder and electric carver… followed by sanding with a random orbit sander and then do alot of hand sanding with the grain to remove any marks the sander left. It createsd alot of dust but i am always working on improving my dust colection methods.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 1287 days ago

Amazing work. You make it sound easy, but it looks very hard to make.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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natrous

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#7 posted 1287 days ago

I love this! Nice work.

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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BarbS

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#8 posted 1286 days ago

Wow, an ‘Andy Box’ birdhouse! That is very unusual and eye-catching.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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