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Project by MShort posted 591 days ago 1101 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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#1 posted 591 days ago

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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#2 posted 591 days ago

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



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#3 posted 591 days ago

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 591 days ago

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

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#5 posted 591 days ago

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 591 days ago

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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#7 posted 591 days ago

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 591 days ago

Wonderful work, and good cause, Xcellent.

-- Pete in NC

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#9 posted 591 days ago

Beautiful work and a heartwaming effort.

Way to go!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#10 posted 590 days ago

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 590 days ago

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 590 days ago

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

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#13 posted 589 days ago

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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