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Mesquiter the Tweeter Eater

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Project by Ginaarose posted 07-16-2011 02:17 AM 1586 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Odd as this may seem, I had a dream about this guy. So I woke up the next morning and got to work. I had this old mesquite log I picked up a while back rolling around in the bed of the truck so I thought why not? I drilled deep holes in the bottom and used a chisel and mallet to hollow it out. Then I carved the face using the knot as his eye and the branch as his nose. I burned the design into it to accent the carving. Then I proceeded to do surgical hair plugs. He looked a little shocked with the results so I added a cedar tongue (Thought the birds might find it appealing) and here he is in all his glory. What a fun weekend project…





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#1 posted 07-16-2011 02:44 AM

That will work! Really nice and creative…

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 07:04 AM

Awesome birdhouse baby!

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 11:02 AM

Pretty cool

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 11:11 AM

haha! wow was it a nice dream? great expression really nice and extravagant :)

-- -Thomas -

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 02:37 PM

so there I have to bag the golf ball.:))

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 05:49 PM

Really like your dream man, bit the rough for wear, but what can you expect when you sleep in the bed of
a pickup for so long. Is this your candidate for the birdhouse contest? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 07-24-2011 05:46 PM

KOOL! I am wondering if it will be iin the bird housecontest too? Should be ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-25-2011 07:06 AM

Thank you TopamaxSurviver. I have entered it in the contest.

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#9 posted 07-25-2011 07:42 AM

Good ;-)) Where do you get enough Tweeters to feed it?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-25-2011 08:24 PM

this is SUPERIORLY AWESOME!

-- christine

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