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Project by CalgaryBill posted 328 days ago 1492 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of the miniature birdhouse ornaments I’ve made recently. Wood used for the houses are apple, Manitoba maple, birch, mayday and maple. Roofs are made of walnut, jatoba and maple.

-- Calgary Bill





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triviasteve

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#1 posted 328 days ago

those are really neat! excellent job!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#2 posted 328 days ago

These are very nice birdhouses. Very clean work and good variety of wood choices.

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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#3 posted 328 days ago

Nice turnings Bill. They make a great display. These have been on my list for awhile now. I should get to it. Where did you get the birdies?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 328 days ago

Wow, these are awesome! Love them

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#5 posted 327 days ago

Great bunch Bill. I like your display stand for them.

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

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#6 posted 327 days ago

Dave,
I ordered the birds from a place called Floraltrims in Ohio. Website is: http://www.floraltrims.com . Price is good and they’re a good size for these small houses.

-- Calgary Bill

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#7 posted 327 days ago

What is the overall length of the birdhouses? What finish do you use. BTW, they are very nice.

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#8 posted 327 days ago

Very nice. I have been making similar ones for years. I like your birds better, Thanks for sharing.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 327 days ago

Very nice work. I like the display stand. Are you using the 5/8” birds?

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ThemBones

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#10 posted 327 days ago

That’s some delicate work. Well done!

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CalgaryBill

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#11 posted 327 days ago

Knothead62, the houses are about 6” from top of roof to bottom of house. I used several applications of Deft Danish Oil and then, after curing, buffed them with the Beall buffing system.

Terry, the birds are about 1 1/4” from beak to tail.

-- Calgary Bill

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#12 posted 327 days ago

These are really nice. I bet that they sell really well for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 327 days ago

Very dainty mini birdhouses, great shapes and variety of wood. Great little turnings!

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#14 posted 327 days ago

CB, thanks for the info.

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Diwayne

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#15 posted 326 days ago

Very nice.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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