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    More Birdhouses

    Here are a few more birdhouses. Headed to the shop to whittle down the 100 or so still needed.
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    Bernie W.

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    Bernie, what size are your little birds? Since Craft supplies quit carrying the little birds that I like I have had trouble finding the small birds less than 3/4" in length.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    You are the Master of birdhouses. Great look'n!
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    Always great to see them Bernie.
    cheers

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    As usual Bernie the look great! How are you finishing them and what kind of eyelet are you using and what size is it?

    Thanks

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    Those are cute, but those tiny turnings like that really tax my eyes... I keep a pair of old reading glasses in the shop so I can see details a little better, but they tend to slide down my nose and sometimes don't help at all...
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    Thanks to all.

    Mike I get my birds here. I haven't been able to find them under 1" for some time. Michaels used to. http://www.sagebaskets.com/index.php...2abd5ba730a15e

    John these are finish with deft spray lacquer. Usually 4 coats or so and the first coat must be light, light if you use dye or copic pens to color so the color doesn't run. Don't ask me how I know this. I make my own eyelets. I take some #20 gold beading wire and bend about a 1 1/2" long piece over a 1/8" piece of steel bar. I grab the ends with a pair of pliers and twist till it is tight on the bar but just loose enough I can get it off. I cut to about a 1/2" t 5/8" in length and CA glue it into my hole. I sit and watch TV while making these. I make about a 100 or more in a sitting for cheap. The thread like spools come with 10 yards so you can get many eyelets out of a spool.
    Bernie W.

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    Thanks Bernie. I'll show my wife and daughter how to make them and cut them loose!

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    They look great, and my wife likes them too.

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    Thanks Jim.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
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    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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