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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:36 AM

Carved birdhouses

Last edited Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:17 PM - Edit history (1)

A few birdhouses carved with a chainsaw. I make a lot of these in normal times a month from now we would start going to art and craft shows where I sell them among many other pieces.

After carving I burn them with a torch, brush and sand. Apply color, some I leave natural. Then put deck and siding preservative on.

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I made this video using electrics in the shop all my smaller stuff I use electric. Big carvings are done outside with gas saws

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Reply Carved birdhouses (Original post)
Woodwizard Mar 2020 OP
MLAA Mar 2020 #1
Woodwizard Mar 2020 #4
WePurrsevere Mar 2020 #2
Woodwizard Mar 2020 #5
northoftheborder Mar 2020 #3
Woodwizard Mar 2020 #7
csziggy Mar 2020 #14
wendyb-NC Mar 2020 #6
Scarsdale Mar 2020 #8
benld74 Mar 2020 #9
dem in texas Mar 2020 #16
Karadeniz Mar 2020 #10
Bayard Mar 2020 #11
Woodwizard Mar 2020 #12
littlemissmartypants Mar 2020 #13
samplegirl Mar 2020 #15
Jamastiene May 2020 #17
Woodwizard May 2020 #18
electric_blue68 Nov 2020 #19
Woodwizard Nov 2020 #20
electric_blue68 Nov 2020 #21

Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:47 AM

1. How cool!

I bet these sell well, they are beautiful.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:54 AM

4. Thank you

They are a big seller I make several hundred a year, not sure about this year but I am working in the shop like normal.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. This is great work!...

I love whimsical art (that's mostly what I create too) and the subtle coloring on this one is very well done.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 10:00 AM

5. Thank you

Coloring is done with detail spray guns spraying exterior acrylic, and dry brushing.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:52 AM

3. Beautiful pieces.

May I ask where you sell these?

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 10:01 AM

7. I will be putting some up on ebay.

Usually I just sell in peron at shows but these are not normal times.

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:27 AM

14. I think DU has a section where you can sell stuff

Yes! The DU Marketplace! I'd consider buying one there or from Etsy. I almost never buy anything from eBay anymore.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 10:00 AM

6. Very cool.

Talented wood working.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 11:03 AM

8. Great pieces.

Unique. Lucky birds to live in one of these "different" houses. Thanks for posting. Talented woodworker.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:23 PM

9. Unique stunning craftsmanship

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Response to benld74 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:25 AM

16. I agree!

You really have a talent. Hope you sell them all.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:09 PM

10. I don't know how you do that with a chainsaw...you're a wizard!...thanks for sharing your talent!❤

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:50 PM

11. These are great!

Do you make any smaller ones.....wren or bluebird size?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:02 PM

12. Yes

Wrens will go into just about anything they are not fussy, a large box they will fill with sticks to the proper hight. Bluebirds like a deep box 5-7 inches deep with a 1.5 inch hole.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:28 PM

13. Wow. nt

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:10 AM

15. Oh so nice.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 10:39 AM

17. If you put any up on Ebay, will you put a link here?

That is beautiful work. Nicely done.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #17)

Thu May 14, 2020, 05:24 PM

18. I just set up a store on my web site a few weeks ago

Now that our shows are cancelled at least until august, I am thinking more like the whole year.

http://harnettdesigns.com Just hit the online store button I am adding more items weekly wooden kitchen utensils will be up next. Thank you for the interest it is a whole lot of adjustment for everybody.

Just got a big order for birdhouse from a local Farmers Market they are one of my reliable selling points still.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 05:50 PM

19. Very creative & inventive...

Nice color mix.

Saw your market set up, and those lovely wooden rack and pinion pieces. 👍

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:50 AM

20. Thank you

this year has been an adjustment, for most been getting by with my work better than I thought a lot of previous show customers have contacted me for items.

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:51 AM

21. That's great considering so much general and income upheaval for many people

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