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    Birdhouse ornaments

    More birdie ornaments.

    Each is 2" high. Bodies are cherry, and maple. Tops and perches are Walnut. The perches were turned to 3/16" x 1". Talk about nerve-racking!

    Thanks for peeking!

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    Love them, they look great!
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    birdhouses

    those look great. i made some a few years ago and this style was my best seller. how did you chuck them? i am always looking for an easier way.

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    Great job Neal. They are nerve racking but a lot of fun. Well done.
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    Kewl! Acorn Birdhouses.... A great little project. Thanks for the post.

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    Thanks, folks!

    Dale, I 'hollow' the blanks with a 7/8" forstner bit and expansion grip the rim with #1 step jaws. They're a perfect fit.

    Bill, don't thank me. I believe I stole... uh, got the idea from Bernie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal Addy View Post
    ... Bill, don't thank me. I believe I stole... uh, got the idea from Bernie.
    Now, did Bernie steal...um, get the idea from Curt, or was it the other way around? Or was that the bells? No wait. I stole the bells from Curt. Oh yeah, and the big birdhouse. I most definitely stole the big birdhouse.

    Regardless (or despite, or because of) the provenance, I really like the ornaments, Neal.
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    Great looking ornaments Neal! I like the color combinations! Like you, I also managed to make a few of the 'Bernie Style' ornaments. They are a lot of fun! Nice work!
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Now, did Bernie steal...um, get the idea from Curt, or was it the other way around?
    Durn, now that you mention it I don't know either! I'd say both deserve the credit (or blame). They've both definitely inspired me to get into ornament turning.

    And I was just about to send a royalty check to Bernie. Oh well.
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