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Project by MShort posted 12-09-2012 at 04:40 PM 1124 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Each year our turning club the ShowMe Woodturners makes about 200 of these little birdhouse ornaments for a gifts for a local nursing home as one of our community services projects.

Our club has been doing this project for about 7 years now and does an different nursing home each year.

Pictured are my birdhouses for this years tally. Thanks and happy holidays.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---





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oakwood

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 at 05:15 PM

They are adorable. Do you also carve the little birds? You all do great work and I’m sure you bring on allot of smiles to those who need them.

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TZH

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 at 05:30 PM

Mike – so very cool. Great community service idea. Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays back at ya.

TZH

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 at 05:53 PM

Cool project. Great cause.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 at 06:23 PM

Thanks for posting, I’m sure they all appreciate the gift. Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year.

-- Rick, Union,KY firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 at 09:08 PM

Wow, those are really neat. That is for such a great cause!! Nice going!!.............Jim

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

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 at 11:44 PM

What a nice way to reach out and touch a heart. I have a scroll saw book with wood bird patterns the size of your birds on your bird houses. I use my scroll saw to cut them out of hard wood of choice. I have a picture of one mini bird house with a little wood bird I cut out with my scroll saw just go into my picture gallery if you want to take a look. Take care.

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MShort

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#7 posted 12-10-2012 at 03:54 AM

Thanks everyone.

Jeffery – I looked up you small bird house, very cool . That is a tiny bird to cut out. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 at 05:33 AM

Wonderful work, and good cause, Xcellent.

-- Pete in NC

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#9 posted 12-10-2012 at 06:19 AM

MShort,
Beautiful work and a heartwaming effort.

Way to go!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#10 posted 12-10-2012 at 02:25 PM

They’re really nice and I like the little stands—perfect for people in nursing homes!

Happy holidays to you and the recipients

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#11 posted 12-10-2012 at 03:53 PM

Generosity of heart + great turning skills = one heck of a project. (My wife and I both like your ‘signature’ line.)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 12-10-2012 at 08:07 PM

They really are beautiful Mike but “happy HOLIDAY”, really!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 at 06:41 PM

They’re really tweet! Makes me wish I were a bird!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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