Bird house

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 03-24-2014 11:38 PM 1118 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I learned this from a fellow LB buddy, it’s not as nice as his, but it was fun to build and I want to make more. I shaped it on the lathe to the desired shape, then I cut the top off. Then I cut a piece of the bottom off and did it like a band saw box kinda. Then I glued the bottom back on after cutting out the house part, some I see use a drill press to hollow out the log. After the bottom has dried I glued the top back on and drilled holes for the bird and perch. Then finish sand with 220 and wallah, one bird house ready for move in lol. Special thanks to my buddy for showing me this.

-- "The Cedar King"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 11:54 PM

Cool bird house, Todd!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 01:21 AM

Great job.

When is the house warming party???


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 02:04 AM

Great looking bird house. I’m sure the birds will be happy!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 03:29 AM

Great work. The log you used looks similar to mine. They are a lot of fun to build.

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

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 03:51 AM

Cool ,fun .neat :)

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 03:54 AM

That looks great, great job buddy. I no longer use the drill press, finally broke down and got a hollowing chisel! MUCH FASTER and easier. I look forward to seeing more.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 03-25-2014 10:31 AM

That project is for the birds Todd…lol Really nice work on the turning buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 03:56 PM

Great job! Will you share the dimensions please? Why not just part off the top and bottom, then hollow on the lathe, then glue top and bottom back on? That might not work depending on size I guess, but possible.

-- Dennis, WV

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#9 posted 03-25-2014 08:52 PM

Come on folks. Is no one going to say anything about the elephant in the room?... psst, it looks like a #$%@&

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Todd Barrone

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 12:58 AM

LOL first off thanks for the compliments every one, send; I did not intend it to look like the male organ LOL.
Talk about sporting some wood LOL sorry could not help it. Okay I am done now.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 02:49 PM

Todd, I am very pleased you have a sense of humor.

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