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ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:26:11 PM »
HEADSUP EVERYBODY! IT'S AUCTION TIME AGAIN![/b]
We've got another auction goin on ebay! 8)




Here's the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8250160844

This type of Birdhouse Ornament is handturned on a woodlathe by yours truly.  I finish each one with a shellac and then polish it by buffing.  Each one I make is unique because of the character and grain of the wood. This one has a Walnut roof and perch and Cherry house.  The wood came from Olmsted County, Minnesota.   I doubt you will see many turned Birdhouse Ornaments in craftstores or craft sales.  They make nice displays or even tree decorations.

Go for it!  Bid it up! Only the winning bid gets it!8) 8)

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Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006, 08:31:50 PM »
I have one and they are great!  I'll have to go get a picture of ours!
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Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006, 08:54:31 PM »
the Charliehead game is fun too  8)
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2006, 11:16:24 PM »
I have one of those too...and it was the picture I submitted for the Christmas contest.  It's a beaut!

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Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 12:04:27 PM »
These little bitty bird houses are the best. I have sent 3 to Germany and kept 2 for myself. They are absolutely precious!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 12:45:32 PM »
Thanks a bunch for the compliments!  I really enjoy making them.  One thing I enjoy about woodturning is being able to take a piece of wood from a firewood pile or the forest floor and show the beauty that is in it.  I've gotten so I just hate to see a chunk of wood go into a fire. ;D

It's exciting to watch people bidding for something I made.  The Cherry and Walnut trees that the wood came from grew in rural Stewartville, Minnesota, which is in the Southeastern portion of the state. 

I'm leaving this evening to go ice fishing way up north Minnesota at Red Lake. I'll be back Friday afternoon. Meanwhile I hope the bidding keeps going, it's for a great purpose! 8) 
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2006, 01:54:31 PM »
What route are you taking to REd Lake?  Maybe we can get together for coffee?  IM me, please.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2006, 02:36:16 PM »
Charlie, I am so envious of your skill in making the bird houses as well as the Christmas tree ornaments, I can't bring myself to bid. :'( :'( :'( :'( :)
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2006, 03:27:11 PM »
That Charlie fella has it all!
Looks talent & Potatoes!
Nice gesture to the Forum from him as well.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2006, 03:30:26 PM »
Looks nice Charley -  I made one this summer, glued up staves of western red cedar, turned it round, made a copper roof,  it's about 14" tall, 6" dia. - I gave it away to our local Historical Society, they auctioned them off as a fund raiser. I never did hear what it brought - First round one I ever did. Fun though.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2006, 03:33:08 PM »
Hey, thats really a nice one! I love copper as it ages outside.
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Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2006, 04:27:02 PM »
Gosh, Charlie, it's just beautiful!!!

I sure wish I could afford to bid on it, but I reckon CK's pockets are deeper than mine.

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2006, 07:42:00 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2006, 08:53:07 PM »
Mike_Van, nice job. I'm sure some bird will be thrilled to live in that birdhouse!  Copper and cedar should last a long time too.

I'm hoping someone out there will enjoy having the Birdhouse Ornament I turned.  I'm pretty excited about this auction.  I've enjoyed being a member of the Forestry Forum for quite awhile now and have made some good and close friends.........some that I haven't ever seen yet. Plus.. and it's a big plus.....I still get to pick on my big brother. ;D

If the bidding goes well, maybe I'll throw in one of my little turned acorns with it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2006, 09:42:09 PM »

If the bidding goes well, maybe I'll throw in one of my little turned acorns with it.
What is this maybe business. ::) Are you just trying to get us to bid higher then change your mind. ;D
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2006, 09:49:31 PM »
I reckon I shouldn't have used the word "Maybe".........I'll definitely throw in one of my little turned acorns. They are red oak nut with a walnut cap.  They are just for display. :)
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2006, 10:06:29 PM »
Yup.   Charlie, ya just HAD to throw that little acorn into the auction, and the price jumped immediately.......... ::) :D

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2006, 10:32:34 PM »
I like acorns. 8)
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2006, 03:35:30 AM »
I like acorns and that bird house  ;D

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2006, 07:47:44 PM »
You know, David, I do not care what Kathy says about you being a titewad.  I hope you win. 8) 8) 8) 8)
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