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birdhs
03-05-2017, 10:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-001-Clamps-800.jpg
First I grab a lot of clamps...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-005-Clamps-800.jpg
grease the big clamp...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-006-Fasteners-800.jpg
Never throw away any old screw or fastener...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-009-AirGun-800.jpg
Test the air compressor
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-008-AirGun-800.jpg
1 1/4 " brads will do, oiled up the gun, too.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-010-AirGun-800.jpg
Ready to GO!

More later....

SparrowHawk7
03-05-2017, 10:56 PM
Everything is so neat and organied. How is that possible? :lol:

Yorky
03-06-2017, 12:10 AM
Don't believe it! :)

Doug

birdhs
03-06-2017, 02:27 PM
Neat and organized because I was planning on taking phots....

I even vacuumed the layers of sawdust and chip and scraps. I tend to be messy.

birdhs
03-06-2017, 02:39 PM
All birdhouses are now brought to and from the Farm market to the house in milk-crates, so they have to four to a crate. Finished size is 11 1/2 " long.Max.

So I took all the recycled lumber from a remodeled house down the street (new windows & doors, so I had lots of 1x6's to un-nail and chop). There also was a stack of 1950's tongue & groove knotty pine available. Perfect for another project,

After cutting up, all the wood was NEATLY stacked on shelves for easy access. It was all cut to 13".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-023-Lumber-800.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-024-Lumber-800.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-027-Lumber-800.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-030-Lumber-800.jpg
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The last image is my previously messy collection of "future projects"

Back to work, doing the sanding today on the birdhouse carcasses.

This batch of energy will produce 29 birdhouses, all unique, but similar.

Yorky
03-06-2017, 02:41 PM
Looking forward to seeing the results of your labours.

Doug

SparrowHawk7
03-06-2017, 03:13 PM
Now I can relate to that bottom photo ... :smug: :D

birdhs
03-06-2017, 11:03 PM
I have an idea, a concept to show my way of creating my unique birdhouses, starting with what I use in way of tools, then to lay out the process.

I was still working on them at 10:30 pm tonite....WIP

More in the morning

doppler
03-07-2017, 05:37 AM
Lot of woodturning blanks there :envy:

birdhs
03-07-2017, 01:23 PM
No, not for turning! These pine boards are at least 70 years old, and tend to be brittle. Even with brads, they split easily. But because they are so dry they really glue well, and are all done with warping.

birdhs
03-08-2017, 10:28 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-038-Carcass-800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-041-Carcass-800.jpg

Basic shape cut out, then assembled with top& bottom pieces,
1 1/2 brads + Gorilla glue

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-033-Carcass-800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2017/110200-Birdhouse-034-Carcass-800.jpg

Assembled , now off to the belt sander...:thumbsup:

SparrowHawk7
03-08-2017, 12:40 PM
Are you making these for any particular type of bird? Not my cup of knowledge but I do know that some birds prefer certain things in their homes. What those might be I have no idea ...

birdhs
03-08-2017, 05:49 PM
My experience is that I have birds in all the original houses I made...
no matter what the experts told me, even bluebirds!

I just put out the birdhouses, the birds decide who lives in which, they are way smarter than me anyway,,,

selectedgrub
03-08-2017, 11:40 PM
The penny dropped for me.
This is sweet.

birdhs
03-09-2017, 10:14 AM
" The penny dropped for me. "

I am not familiar with this expression.
wat id mean?

Now it's time to start attaching the aluminum roof, using aluminum valley flashing from a roll.
Then next I will paint on the windows, door, and patterns.

I really should sell these for $75 each!!!

LOL

selectedgrub
03-10-2017, 09:32 PM
The penny dropped is a casual idiom used to mean a person has belatedly put two and two together or understood something.
It was your avatar.

birdhs
03-11-2017, 10:04 PM
Almost done with the 29 birdhouses! All that is left is cutting, fitting & attaching the aluminum roofs.

After putting 2 coats of whitr semi-gloss latex house paint on, a pattern was drawn with black willow and then painted with acrylic hobby paint:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2017/110200-003-1-4-800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2017/110200-003-1-2-800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2017/110200-003-1-3-800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2017/110200-003-1-1-800.jpg
the final photo will have a custom background to use to promote the item on social media for sale

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2017/110200-003-2-800.jpg
each birdhouse is dated, numbered, and signed for "collectibility"
and there is a folder with a jpeg of every one ever made

when the roof is put one I will post the final images.:wave:

selectedgrub
03-13-2017, 01:30 AM
Look forward to it.
75notes is a steal.

birdhs
03-13-2017, 05:45 PM
Thanx fer the encouragementing....

Got 10 rooofed yesterday, will do more tonite and tomorrow.

photos to follow