Handplane birdhouse

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Project by Brett posted 874 days ago 1390 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a handplane birdhouse I made from the plans on the PopWood website. I gave it to my parents for Christmas, and my father mounted it on a crossbeam in their backyard that had been used years ago to support a swing.

I made the bottom removable (it’s held in place by just two or three screws), which is a change from the plans, but I think it made construction easier and allows the birdhouse to be mounted by its back, as shown in the last picture.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#1 posted 874 days ago

Gotta like this one. Great Job .

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#2 posted 874 days ago

That’s pretty sweet, Brett, but I have to ask, “Where are the shavings?”

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 874 days ago

Too incredibly cool!

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

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#4 posted 874 days ago

so cool.

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#5 posted 874 days ago

Very unique design for a birdhouse. What kind of birds will it attract? Just plane birds? LOL (:

-- - Martin

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#6 posted 874 days ago

Ha! You’re such a wood geek! :)

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#7 posted 874 days ago

Now that is neat. Well done

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#8 posted 873 days ago

Looks wonderful, and a great design too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 873 days ago

Very creative idea

-- Norman

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#10 posted 872 days ago

Just to reiterate, I did not come up with the idea. The plans are available on the website.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#11 posted 868 days ago

Neat!!! Looks like one that is posted on my projects and in my chest.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 721 days ago

Update. My parents report that no birds ever nested in the plane/birdhouse. Maybe I should have made a replica of an infill smoother.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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