Mountain man bird house

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Project by swrightus posted 01-20-2015 10:29 PM 1322 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project from The Winfield Collection that I completed for a Christmas present. Plenty of hand fitting and sanding but a really fun project.

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 11:48 PM

I love it…never seen anything like it before. When I first saw it I thought it was a carving. Great Job

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, Blanks

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 11:54 PM

It kind of is, just done with a Dremel tool and lots of hand sanding.

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 08:37 PM

Wonderfully realistic , his wee lovely nose looks just like the nob on my gas cooker.I like the old chap reminds me of me LOL. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 02:59 AM

Very cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 03:31 AM

Awesome job! I have been hem-hawing about whether or not to purchase that very print for some time now. I wasn’t sure if I would like the finished product or not but now that I am seeing how great it can turn out I might give it a try!

It is very apparent how much care and effort you put into this project based on the beautiful reults. I am sure whoever was lucky enough to receive it for Christmas was overjoyed. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Welcome to Lumberjocks…can’t wait to see more of your projects.

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 03:18 PM

Thank you Sam12, it is a lot of fun, I would recommend tracing it out on poster board first to get your fitting pieces closer together. At least that’s what I plan to do for the next one. I did this one on my little 9” bandsaw so it was a little rough around the edges, the next one will be done on the scroll saw. Alistair, the nose was a little scary to make at first, it’s 3 pieces glued together and then it has 3 different cuts. After I glued it up I trimmed everything to get it back in square and flat and then traced my 3 cuts, mistake. After making the first cut I had to put the waste pieces back on and tape everything back together, so I had to trace the next cut again, then repeat for the third cut. It was a challenge, but not nearly as bad as what I thought. I hope to have my 14” bandsaw repaired before I do the next one, excuse me next 3.

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#7 posted 01-24-2015 02:32 AM

Great job

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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