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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, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/
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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
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#5 posted 10-03-2013 08:55 PM
Great bunch Bill. I like your display stand for them.
-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---
#6 posted 10-03-2013 10:42 PM
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.
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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.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.
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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!
#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.
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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.
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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!
#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
-- What one man can do, another man can also do.
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