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Birdhouses

In early spring, birds migrate back to their summer homes and turn their attention and energy to nesting. A great way to bring your yard to life with flashes of color, nature’s music and comical entertainment is to supply your feathered friends with their own private nesting area. Add a birdhouse to your yard or garden where birds can nest safely without fearing natural predators. A birdhouse also provides shelter and warmth during heavy winds and ferocious storms.

There are many ways to turn logs, wood or lumber into birdhouses. It's just up to your imagination. So, sit back and browse these projects to get your creative juices flowing. You'll have that birdhouse turned in no time!

 

 How To Make A Super Mario Mushroom BirdhouseHow To Make A Super Mario Mushroom Birdhouse by Peter Brown
In this short video, Peter relives his game playing days but turning a full-size birdhouse in the shape of a Super Mario mushroom. It's a 2-piece birdhouse and is painted after it is turned.

It's rather cute and would be popular with all those people that spent hours playing games, or you could just learn how to make a 2-piece birdhouse and finish it any way that you want!

 

 Turning a Halloween BathouseTurning a Halloween Bathouse by Dave Best
In this project, Dave Best conducted a demonstration at the Timp Woodworkers Association in Utah. He turned his popular miniature Bat-House Halloween ornaments. You can read the text of the project in the left column and see pictures of each step by clicking the images in the right column which then open to a larger size.

 

 Turned BirdhouseTurned Birdhouse by Mike Brazeau
In this photo tutorial, Mike shows us how to make a life sized birdhouse, yes, one for "real birds". I know that it's different than all the miniature birdhouses that many of us have been turning but this one's real nice!

Mike uses staves to make the body and uses compound staves for the roof. So, this project may not be for the beginner, but if you can make one, this is a great design. And your feathered friends will love it!!

 

 Turning Birdhouse OrnamentsTurning Birdhouse Ornaments by Eugen Schlaak
In this great photo tutorial, Eugen shows us the step-by-step process to making 2-piece spindle orientated birdhouse ornaments. He uses close-up photography so that you can see every detail of the process.

Eugen makes this project easy for even the beginner! And I personally know that people love these little ornaments.

 

 Turning a birdhouse ornamentTurning a birdhouse ornament by Larry Hancock
Larry is presents a detailed image of a birdhouse ornament and gives all the dimensions so that you can duplicate it. He even shows a wonderful natural edge top to this project.

 

 Fire Hydrant BirdhouseFire Hydrant Birdhouse by Aurèle Delaurier
Aurèle says, "I actually tag-teamed this project with my brother, Armand. Each year one of our city’s health care facilities has its annual fundraiser. Individuals or organizations are invited to build birdhouses, which in turn are auctioned off to the general public. Birdhouse submissions are in one of several categories - contemporary, rustic, open, or student. For the open category, the birdhouse’s design can be wild and wacky. Since my brother and I have been in the field of municipal engineering for nearly 20 years, we decided to build a fire hydrant birdhouse. We called it “flyer hydrant” for our flying feathered friends."

And he's right, it's somewhat wacky, and loveable! This large project is both a woodworking and woodturning project. There is a lot of work here but the results are stunning!

 

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Articles in the February 2016 edition:

  • Turn a Dragonfly by David Reed Smtih
  • Making Mushrooms by John Lucas
  • Spheres Anyone? by Don Ward
  • Chuck Holding System by Paul Rohrbacher
  • Attending Regional Symposia by John Tarpley
  • Chucking Chinquapin Chestnut by Bob Heltman

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This clearance sale is in affect for lots of different sized wood blanks. Buy them while they are available as Cocobolo is getting hard to find with all the new laws about importing it. It may be the last that we see of this wood.

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This 16' swing lathe has a 1.75HP motor (110V) with speeds from 100 to 3500 RPM. It has a 1 1/4" 8 TPI spindle with a MT #2 in both headstock and tailstock. And so much more...

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Rikon 8" Slow Speed Grinder
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This 8" slow speed grinder runs at 1750 RPM using the powerful 1/2 HP motor. It comes with a 60-grit wheel for shaping and a 120-grit wheel for sharpening. It is perfect for sharpening your turning tools.

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Laguna REVO 18036 Lathe
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