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Title: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE 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)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/ebay/birdhouse_1.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/ebay/birdhouse_2.jpg)

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)

Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Jeff 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!
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Stump Jumper on January 08, 2006, 08:54:31 PM
the Charliehead game is fun too  8)
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Post by: Paschale 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!

http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery2/christmas_2005/Paschale
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Patty 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!
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE 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) 
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Minnesota_boy 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.
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender 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. :'( :'( :'( :'( :)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Bothy_Loon 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.
By the way folks
A belated Happy New Year
It takes us a while to come round after Hogmanay!
Bothy Loon
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: mike_van 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. (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11530/birdhouse.jpg)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Jeff 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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Post by: asy 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.

asy :D
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Post by: beenthere on January 09, 2006, 07:42:00 PM
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE 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.
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: pigman 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
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE 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. :)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: beenthere 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

 :)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: pigman on January 09, 2006, 10:32:34 PM
I like acorns. 8)
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Post by: Gilman on January 10, 2006, 03:35:30 AM
I like acorns and that bird house  ;D

Nw_Hardwoods
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender 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)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2006, 08:53:02 PM
Frank, Aint that a nice way of saying I hope you pay? ;)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: beenthere on January 10, 2006, 09:15:58 PM
That little acorn just may trip my trigger too.  ::) 8)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Gilman on January 11, 2006, 02:46:46 PM
One think about having friends like Frank is that you don't have to worry about what they might be saying behind your back....  They'll be saying right to your face.

Still winning though  8)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Minnesota_boy on January 11, 2006, 07:17:38 PM
When I called Charlie yesterday morning, he was amazed that you people had bid his birdhouse clear up to $35.  Wait until he sees where it is on Friday when he gets back from his fishing trip.  :o :o 8)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Jeff on January 11, 2006, 07:18:59 PM
He'll probably start listing them himself. :D

Way ta go folks!

I see the top bidder on the splitting wedge bid again to add a cushion. Dont do us any good though unless someone else bids as well.  Looking at bid history is fun and can tell you quite a bit about the auction.  I still have not seen anything from the fellow that emailed me for more information. I checked his ebay auctions and he is also a collector.
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Roxie on January 12, 2006, 09:46:55 AM
Cowboy Bob (creekcows) bid it up to $35......and that was before the acorn was thrown in for luck!  That man sure does love a good auction!   :)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: beenthere on January 12, 2006, 06:06:17 PM
Roxie.
Let him know its still a good auction, and that he is 'out' now. Valentines Day is coming up, you know.  :)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Luckyfarmer on January 12, 2006, 07:46:15 PM
Charley, I love ice fishing at Red Lake.  I stay at Hudecks.  I won't go this winter but maybe sometime we can fish together :D :D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Minnesota_boy on January 12, 2006, 09:20:32 PM
You used to stay at Hudecks.  Word I have is that it is closed.  Rumor says they were enhancing their income with drugs. RUMOR ONLY!!!  Best call to check before you head up that way.
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Jeff on January 12, 2006, 09:45:58 PM
Got some word on a cool upcoming auction!  We are going to have a special made 48" LogRite cant hook in a week or two. Only two others like it exist in the forum green color. I have one that was sent around last Christmas to be signed, and Sprucebunny has one. Kevin will let me know when it gets back from powder coat!
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender on January 12, 2006, 10:33:29 PM
I know about the special green color,  I have been honored with a green 30" Pickaroon. 8) 8)

I suppose it might be nice to have a green PV? ;D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE on January 13, 2006, 11:22:58 PM
I'm so DanG pleased with the Birdhouse Ornament auction, I'm gonna throw TWO of my little turned acorns in with it.  Not just one but TWO! 8) ;D

I sure do appreciate everyone that has placed a bid.
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender on January 14, 2006, 12:06:16 AM
I would sure like to have one of your birhouses, Charlie, but I had better not bid.  I still want to be able to communicate with David..  Besides, I have 3 lathes and I can make my own. :'(
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE on January 14, 2006, 12:34:11 PM
$61 will include the two little......well, not really little......turned acorns! 8)   Just to sweeten the pot, for any winning bid over $61, I'll also throw in two of my turned chain pulls (a value of $16). 

Here is an example picture of one of my "Acorn" design chainpulls.  The type of wood will be my choice.


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10038/Chain%20Pull%20001.jpg)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: beenthere on January 14, 2006, 12:38:44 PM
Now c'mon Frank. Both are pretty thin excuses.  ;D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender on January 14, 2006, 02:50:59 PM
What is a chainpull used for? :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2006, 03:05:23 PM
Probably lights and ceiling fans on vaulted or high cieilings
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Post by: Ernie_Edwards on January 14, 2006, 04:54:24 PM
What is a chainpull used for? :-[ :-[ :-[

Some toilets need a long chain to flush.
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender on January 14, 2006, 08:42:37 PM
As a matter of fact, Ernie, I have one of them and am about to install the unit in my whining room. :D

Dharlie, you are not playing fair.  :'(  You are trying to bribe me in bidding against David. :'(
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: isawlogs on January 14, 2006, 09:06:47 PM
  Frank ya got to look at it at a different angle .. you aint bidding againts anybody .. your bidding for the forum    ;) ;D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE on January 15, 2006, 02:16:45 PM
ONLY 5˝ HOURS LEFT AT 1:15PM!

I just want all you that bid on my Birdhouse Ornament to know how much I appreciate it.  I've had a lot of fun with this auction. :) 
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Gilman on January 15, 2006, 04:01:13 PM
Frank has a lot to lose if he bids against me.  His blackberry sales will suffer immensely.   :D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: beenthere on January 15, 2006, 04:08:16 PM
  Frank ya got to look at it at a different angle .. you aint bidding againts anybody .. your bidding for the forum    ;) ;D

Gilman
As isawlogs says, its for the forum. Frank is having a hard enough time as it is. Don't make him be afraid of you.  :)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2006, 05:58:33 PM
You know, David, I do not care what Kathy says about you being a titewad.  I hope you win. 8) 8) 8) 8)

I thought it was skinflint. :D :D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2006, 06:01:26 PM
I still have not seen anything from the fellow that emailed me for more information. I checked his ebay auctions and he is also a collector.

Sometimes they wait till the last few seconds with their max bid, I do sometimes. ;D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2006, 06:05:13 PM
Probably lights and ceiling fans on vaulted or high cieilings

Like on my 10 foot ceilings. ;D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Frank_Pender on January 15, 2006, 08:09:00 PM
You are welcome, David.  You do not know how hard it was to stay off the puter today.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( smiley_biggrin01
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE on January 15, 2006, 09:46:22 PM
Congratulations NW_Hardwoods!  Instant Message me with your mailing address and I'll get the Birdhouse Ornament and two turned acorns in the mail to you.  Because Monday is M.L.K. day, the Post Office is closed, but I'll get it into the mail Tuesday.

Thanks a bunch!  I appreciate your being the high bidder and I hope you enjoy having the ornament.

Charlie
:)
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: Gilman on January 15, 2006, 11:28:03 PM
 8) 8) 8) 8)  I won!!!!   8) 8) 8) 8)

I really look forward to getting it Charlie.

Kathy caught me bidding on it and exclaimed, "Is that for my birthday?  What's your max bid?  You'd better bump your max bid up to make sure you get it.  Well, you don't have to, its' your choice."  I bumped my max bid up...

When we got back from dinner she'd checked if I'd won or not before I even got into the house.  She's really excited, I won't let her see it until her birthday though.  ;D
Title: Re: ebay AUCTION to support our forum - Birdhouse Ornament!
Post by: CHARLIE on January 16, 2006, 12:03:18 AM
David, you just made my day with that note. :) 8)