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Project by gator9t9 posted 04-20-2008 08:24 AM 2134 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to the Sacramento area to stay with my Sis and her hubby cause he got a new JessEm router Table with all the bells and whistles …A beautiful rig ….and so this is what we came up with on his tools in his shop and so voila …its a little thing but looks ok..I had to hand carry it on the plane …lol

This was the first coat of primer.
Then the final paint job …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 04-20-2008 02:47 PM

Great looking crooked house!

I see you are a musician too?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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davidtheboxmaker

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#2 posted 04-20-2008 05:30 PM

That’s a fun house.
Cheers
David

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gator9t9

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#3 posted 04-20-2008 05:37 PM

Thanks for the kind words ..In my younger days i did play in a rock band yes ….

Mike in Bonney Lake

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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darryl

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#4 posted 04-20-2008 07:23 PM

that’s a pretty cool piece you have there, I like it!

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GaryK

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#5 posted 04-20-2008 08:10 PM

Looks like something from Toon Town!

Pretty nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Bill

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#6 posted 04-20-2008 08:13 PM

Nice work. I bet we see some more of those pop up soon.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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JohnR

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#7 posted 04-20-2008 10:02 PM

Mike,

I have a grandchild on the way and would love to emulate your work with a piece of my own. I cannot tell how the sides of the house are constructed. Could you please provide additional photos or a description of what you did to achieve the curving walls?

Thanks,

-- Sola Gratia, John

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gator9t9

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#8 posted 04-20-2008 11:20 PM

John ….Well i wish i could take credit for the design ..but I just do as I am told ….ha…The plans can be gotten from here.

http://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/cgi-bin/webplus.exe?script=/shop/item.wml&groupid=2&prodid=W2953&deptid=3&SessionID=2008420155758632

at Meisel Hobby and Hardware …
They have some really cool stuff …go online and get their catalog….

and congrads on the grandbaby …on the way …

Think of the side slats like a roll top desk without the material connecting the slats ..
The sides are actually small slats probably 4”x 1” we cut them to length on a small hobby tablesaw…but a bandsaw would work as well …The whole thing was pinned with 1.25 ” pins and glued. the front and back we routed out a rabbet on each side so the end grain of the side slats did not show.

and got to use that JessEm Router Table …oh yes what a Cadillac …

Actually very easy…... even for me ….

parts list
front and back = 1 piece each
top = 2 pieces
window = 1 piece
shutters for window ..= 2 pieces
Door = 1 piece
roof over door = 2 pieces slats …I forget how many slats there were …
Hope this helps …

Mike in Bonney Lake

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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brianinpa

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#9 posted 04-21-2008 12:36 AM

Gator,
That is a nice looking bird house. It should attract a lot of colorful birds.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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john

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#10 posted 04-21-2008 12:48 AM

Very nice work Mike . I really like the style .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Bradford

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#11 posted 04-21-2008 06:53 AM

It looks like it would be at home in the windy city, Chicago. The birds would love it, then when out of towners came by, they would be chirping about it all the way home.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 04-21-2008 12:19 PM

Clever work Gator, did you get the article on the band saw jig.?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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gator9t9

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#13 posted 04-21-2008 03:58 PM

Yes I did …thanks so much ….

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Duckarrowtypes

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#14 posted 04-21-2008 09:22 PM

Cool!

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Jiri Parkman

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#15 posted 05-27-2008 12:42 PM

That is nice. I like the coat.

-- Jiri

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