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    another birdhouse

    I think this is the most time I've ever taken to make something on my lathe. And probably the last time I'll do it. This is a segmented maple with walnut trimmings birdhouse. It's 16" tall by 7.5" diameter. The story behind the chimney sticking out of the roof is that I let one of the rings slip when I was glueing them together. So when I started turning the shape of the birdhouse I got too thin and a little hole came through. So it was either go back and make some more rings, throw the danged thing in the garbage, or try to come up with a way to fix it. That was my fix. The finish is spar urethane. I gotta say my hat goes of to the segmenters that make all those fancy designs. I pulled my hair out just making plain rings.


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    Not sure if this was your first segmented piece but you have done a pretty good job. I think you should make more segmented stuff. It is really cute.

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    Cool one Curt. Well done and nice save.
    Bernie W.

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    Nice one, Curt!
    Glad you didn't have to throw it out.

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    Curt,

    That is so cool! That thing is hyper cool!. Dang, that's slick.

    Come on, you can tell us... how long did it actually take?

    Did I say it was way cool?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Very cool, Curt. I really like the addition of the chimney. For the next one, you could use a dark roof on a light house, so the segments would look like shingles.
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    Cute.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    I can never get over the sizes of some of your birdhouses! Everything is in such great proportion that I first think they are tree ornaments! Very nice work as always - love the colors!
    Steve

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