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    Mini Birdhouses

    Well here are a couple of more out of the dozen more I made this week. Only about 36 or so to go then Christmas is done. When you guys get tired of these let me know.
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    Can't get tired with all the variations...keep 'em coming
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    Easy to see why you sell so many. You put a lot of detail in them which makes them extra nice.
    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    When you guys get tired of these let me know.
    Well just how can we get tired of seeing these. Keep em coming.

    Bernie i know what a knurling tool is but how do you get it to knurl around the edges of the acorn hat. That extra touch is a winner. I agree with why they sell so well heck they so hard to resist. Your birds are excellent proportion.
    cheers

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    Thanks to all.

    Rob it takes some patience and I use a curved rest. I just go slowly around the edge. If you go slow and take your time it works.
    Bernie W.

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    Bernie,
    Beautiful as always!
    Are these 'mini' birdhouses the same size your tutorial covers or smaller?
    -Ned

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    Thanks Ned. They are about the same size. Slightly shorter in some cases.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Thanks Ned. They are about the same size. Slightly shorter in some cases.
    wasn't sure, since there was nothing to scale them against.
    -Ned

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    Bernie, those are wonderful! Do you use a chatter tool or just a skew on the tops?
    Jon

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    Thanks Jonathan. I use a Sorby Micro texturing tool. It works great on small
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