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Mark Sutton02/08/2009 13:27:40
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Hi
 
I just thought i would share my latest attempts.
 
These are turned from off-cuts of materials, the main body is sycamore, with any darker colour wood for the roof.
 
Took about 40 mins to turn and finish.  I was thinking of doing a series of photo`s during my next session to show how they are done.
 
dennis wake02/08/2009 14:02:27
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hi Mark
  they are very good what size are they. the set of photos wood be well welcomed by all just put them in the how to section. look forward to seeing them .
dennis
Mark Sutton02/08/2009 14:08:18
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Dennis
 
Thank you
 
The left one measures 3" from top to bottom.  The right is about 2 and 3/4" I have seen the small birds that can be added, but i find them expensive.  Will work on the photos.
 
I also have seen the kits that are available, they are £15 ish.

Edited By Mark Sutton on 02/08/2009 14:09:33

Ralph Harvey02/08/2009 19:41:20
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Mark
 
I have always liked this type bird house, always wanted to turn one myself, one day when i have the time.
 
You nhave done a very nice job with them, well done.
 
Just a little curiouse what the "small birds that can be added" are ?
 
Ralph
Mark Sutton03/08/2009 08:36:37
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Hi Ralph
 
Many thanks
 
They are called ornament birds.
 
http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/miniatures/images/a-b/cardinals1638-22.jpg
Dave Atkinson03/08/2009 09:28:33
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Great Houses Mark - looking forwrd to the How to
 
Cheers Dave 
George Arnold03/08/2009 20:17:09
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Not for real birds?
George
Mark Sutton20/08/2009 20:17:22
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Hi George
 
My apologies, not long back from holiday, they will maybe house wasps!! 
 
I have done a few more with different pieces of wood for the finials at the bottom.  Will post photos when i can, in fact i took them to work, managed to acrue a couple of orders for them, so back to the shed for a few weeks to complete the orders!!
 
Dave
I have put the How to together and is available on the site.
 
Thanks
Mark

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