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post #1 of 11 Old 12-07-2019, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Y'all
I'm a self taught wood butcher
All rough finish
Mostly cabins
But, right now I'm creating whimsical avian abodes
Hope to find my way around here, meet new folks
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-07-2019, 10:04 AM
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welcome aboard, Gary.
very nice project you have there.
your "avian abode" is rather different and unique. I like it !!
just a note of presentation: prepare a nice background to really
show off your project. even an old bed sheet draped over a 2x4
will make a big difference. especially if you want to sell them online.
nicely done !!

Example of the difference a nice background can make:

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just a note of presentation: prepare a nice background to really
show off your project. even an old bed sheet draped over a 2x4
will make a big difference. especially if you want to sell them online.
nicely done !!

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Thanks, John.
Good advice


I've just been selling them locally, as I've found shipping is cost prohibitive.
They're on display at a local high end junk shop....where high end customers seem to gather


I can't make 'em fast enough.


Nice forum ya got here


Hope to contribute/learn


I just have simple tools table saw, sliding miter saw


Just moved to town from our cabin we built
Off grid
At the edge of civilization
50 mi from town
deep snow
bear, cougar


After five years of that, town is mighty nice...mighty nice
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Aw yeah more Oregon people! Always a good sight to see that mate. Always wanted to try off the grid living, however I do know that's it's real rough doing so.



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Welcome to woodworking talk forum.. It is very nice ambiance.. I have never seen snow in my life..

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Welcome Gary. Nice rustic bird house. Rustic seems to be popular right now - check out all the live-edge items that are being sold these days.

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Aw yeah more Oregon people! Always a good sight to see that mate. Always wanted to try off the grid living, however I do know that's it's real rough doing so.



-T
Not as rough as one would imagine.
More in the tedium category
After five years of it, the mystery was gone
The challenges met
We have discussed moving back to the cabin, from time to time
But, at 70, I'd much rather reach out and turn the thermostat, than chop wood
My thoughts might change on this in the spring....might


The shop I built there was quite comfy


Who knows...that wild hair may reappear
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Snow does make for great photos, but 8-10 months of the year is a bit much


Some views from the cabin;
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Welcome Gary. Nice rustic bird house. Rustic seems to be popular right now - check out all the live-edge items that are being sold these days.

Brian

Yeah, I've recently come across a direct live edge source of ponderosa pine.


I may build my next cabin with it.


I have built a few pie hutches with live edge


You can see a piece of one in the pic of our cabin breakfast nook;
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Welcome, Gary. It is a most charming birdhouse. It's always good to see a woodworker who has found a market niche.
When you moved to town, which was harder to leave, your cabin or your shop?
Ponderosa pine usually means the east side of the Cascades. I did my time in Oregon in Bend and Klamath Falls.
And then there's snow... I gave up wood heat at 60 and hope I can cope with snow to 80.

5' so far this year, and the 6th foot falling now.
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'When you moved to town, which was harder to leave, your cabin or your shop?'


Most definitely the shop


I do miss the ambiance of the wood stove


Chipping out the wood pile, not so much
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