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Project by tinman_362 posted 07-06-2011 09:18 PM 3019 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this birdhouse for the contest. I was looking for a Texas themed idea for a project when I saw the contest and thought that i would try it. I chose the Alamo because I’m a Texan through & through.

This birdhouse took a bit longer than I expected. I have only made one other birdhouse and swore that I would never do it again, but here I am. I made it out of scrap wood that I got out of a dumpster (as usual).

In my original design, I filled all the window holes with Dark Walnut but upon further study of the original Alamo the arched windows were just coves. So, Back to the drawing board.

I tried to add as much detail as I could to make it look similar without adding to much and making it look tacky.

This is the photo that i based my work off of.
“The Shrine of Texas Liberty”

I would really appreciate feedback.

Thank you
Robert

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~





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#1 posted 07-06-2011 09:19 PM

Awesome! Texan, Al.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 09:21 PM

All there is to say is WOW. That looks great.

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 10:35 PM

If I was wearing a hat, it would be off in respect for the Alamo… By the way, nice bird house…

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 01:50 AM

I really like your birdhouse. It takes me back to when I started woodworking somewhere around 1970 when I did a complete line of Knots Berry Farm bird houses and planter boxes.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 04:35 AM

Nice job, Robert. Of course you know, if any resident birds move into it, the transient birds are going to try and take it away from them. But just know- it’ll take a lot of them to do it. ;-)

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 04:36 AM

Nice birdhouse, tinman. You make a fellow Texan proud.
Tim you have a good point.
Good luck with the contest tinman.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 07:47 PM

Excellent idea! Remember the Alamo!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 08:47 PM

I never knew the real thing was so small. nice model by the way. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 07-09-2011 04:38 PM

Really excellent job! I love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 07-09-2011 05:23 PM

Thank you all

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#11 posted 07-21-2011 06:24 AM

That is awesome

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#12 posted 07-21-2011 03:48 PM

Now this is really sharp and very well done. I’m not a Texan but the Alamo is one of the most memorable and important events in our history and I have always been awed by what those people did at the Alamo. It brings tears to my eyes when I think of it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 08-02-2011 09:08 PM

wow! I feel like I just visited the Alamo. very kool. good luck with the build contest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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