Flocked Bird

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Project by robscastle posted 11-11-2013 09:23 AM 650 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is I guess what you could call a Bandsaw bird.

Amongst all my” Boys toys” there is a tub of craft type “stuff” all sorts of nick knacks, in there, stickers, poly styerene balls flocking material stencils, felt craft paper and letter beads for doing activities to entertain any small friends that happen by, and me of course when nobody else is watching !

The Flocked Bird.
It was made from a plan I saw in one of my box making books
Fairly straightforward cut out the compartments with the band saw,
The beak was formed the same way.

The finish is oddly enough flocked, It was done in sections with masking tape covering the previously completed sections.
The beak and legs were done with yellow dye and a couple of stick on novelty eyes two dowel for the legs and a pair of boat shaped feet completes the build.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 10:04 AM

Now thats cool.

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 10:58 AM

Looks quite cute, a little box on long legs

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 01:08 PM

This a very unique, and, kool. The flocking gives it another dimension.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 01:47 PM

Great craft project.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 01:53 PM

That’s pretty clever. I like it.

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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#6 posted 11-14-2013 03:27 PM

Cool and unique, like the design and colors and it’s a band saw box. Great job!

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 08:17 PM

Thanks Guys,

It was one of my earlier projects when I bought a band saw I saw lots of band saw boxes and wanted to do something different.

I posted it to generate some support for Flocking as I saw some technology trying to replace it

Flocking is not for everybody but its a good activity for young visitors who want to make something but you dont want them cutting sanding or hurting fingers or their hearing in their enthusiasm to explore wood working.

-- Regards Robert

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