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    Mini Birdhouses

    Well finally finished up Christmas ornaments. 32 mini birdhouses, 35ornaments, 12 bells, and a few snowmen. Here are a 4 newer versions I finished today along with 5 of the others I normally do. These are smaller than the others I have did. Everything is turned on these. The little flame on top, the roof, the body, the perch, the bottom of the birdhouse and the acorn finial on the bottom. I can do about 3 of the other style I turn to one of these but have just done the four. I got the idea from Bob Rosand. He told me to run with them. I thought I would get tired of turning all of it but these are a lot of fun to do and you need to be fairly accurate with your turning of the top and bottom finials to get them to look decent. First one is Cherry, Maple, Walnut. The second is walnut, maple and gaboon ebony. The 3rd and 4th are walnut, maple and redheart.
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    Bernie, I really like these. They look like a lot of work to me with all the different wood together like that. Very nice!

    Tom

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    You've been a busy guy, Bernie. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Well finally finished up Christmas ornaments. 32 mini birdhouses, 35ornaments, 12 bells, and a few snowmen.
    (singing) and a partridge in a pear tree.

    Really nice Bernie, very impressive
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    Great looking houses Bernie!

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    Thanks everyone. Yes Tom they are more work than those in the second picture but sure are fun. It is kinda neat to try to figure out which woods work together. The small turnings really help with your turning skills also.
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    Those are very nice. You put a lot of work into the finials. I notice, on the first batch, you even turned the perchs. My wife thinks they should all have tiny birds on them. She even bought me a bunch to make sure I would have them. Do you find acceptance better/worse/no different with/without birds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    It is kinda neat to try to figure out which woods work together.

    I have nearly as much fun trying to figure out wood combinations as making the houses.

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    Really like them. how big or small is a "Mini Birdhouses"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Gallian View Post
    Really like them. how big or small is a "Mini Birdhouses"

    paul
    Depends on what kind of mini birds you have in your neighborhood.
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