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Project by William Bentley Jr posted 06-12-2011 07:13 PM 2171 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everybody, these house were built on a challenge that I couldn’t build them. Well here is proof I can. There is 2 variations, 2 story 6 room and 1 story 3 room. Most of the designing I did my self but my customers seem to love them due to high sales of these 2 houses. Hope you guys enjoy and as always there will be more to come in the future. Any questions please feel free to ask.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356





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#1 posted 06-12-2011 08:57 PM

Nice bird houses. They should sell well!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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William

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 04:56 AM

It’s a nice birdhouse. However, I really want to know why it was thought that you couldn’t build them?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 07-09-2011 04:59 AM

Honestly its the fact im not too good with figuring out all the angles. Bad thing is I have been in construction all my life.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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#4 posted 07-09-2011 05:03 AM

I hate angles myself. However, when confronted with them, I wind up enjoying the challenge of them. When it’s all over with though, I still hate those angles.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 07-09-2011 05:10 AM

Yep I hate them to but a friend showed me a easy way to figure the out: 360 divided by number of sides u want then split anwser in half ; 360 divided by 6 is 60 divided by 2 is 30 deg. on each edge of the wood
giving u a 6 sided bird house. Figuring the roof i do it by looks get the pitch i want then worry about the angles. my roofs are decent pitch and i use 22.5 deg. angle and 22 deg bevel

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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#6 posted 07-09-2011 05:16 AM

My problem usually isn’t figuring out what the angle should be, I’m good at math. My problem is getting my tools to cut accurately enough to make the angle I need it to be. Therfore, I have resorted to using scrap wood to set up my tools. I set my tools where it should be according to my guages and such. Then adjust it more exactly using scrap to make sure before I start actually cutting the stock I intend to use.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 07-09-2011 05:19 AM

I know the feeling i have to do that with my table saw my pointer broke but i have adapted so now its not so much of a headache

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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