Miniature Birdhouse Ornaments

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Project by CalgaryBill posted 10-03-2013 03:09 PM 2606 views 6 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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#1 posted 10-03-2013 04:40 PM

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 10-03-2013 05:20 PM

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

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 07:25 PM

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 10-03-2013 07:51 PM

Wow, these are awesome! Love them

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 08:55 PM

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

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 10:42 PM

I ordered the birds from a place called Floraltrims in Ohio. Website is: . Price is good and they’re a good size for these small houses.

-- Calgary Bill

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 11:28 PM

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

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#8 posted 10-04-2013 10:32 AM

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

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#9 posted 10-04-2013 12:37 PM

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

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#10 posted 10-04-2013 02:27 PM

That’s some delicate work. Well done!

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#11 posted 10-04-2013 03:13 PM

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 10-04-2013 03:25 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 10-04-2013 06:06 PM

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

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#14 posted 10-04-2013 06:31 PM

CB, thanks for the info.

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#15 posted 10-05-2013 02:00 AM

Very nice.

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