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  • Hooty Owl bank baby gift done!!

    I finished my hooty owl bank yesterday! It's from the book Wooden Banks You Can Make" by Harvey E. Helm. I decided to make the eyes like the book describes as I really like the whimsical way they look. I just had to sand the heck out of them to get the fuzzies out!! It's made from willow with a peruvian walnut beak.

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    You get the money out by taking off his wing:

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    He's finished with 3 coats of Minwax fast drying poly. Very fun to make especially after making so many sheep banks!! Thanks for looking!
    Cathy in NE

    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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    nice job Cathy, your owl looks great..
    I wish I would of kept my baby gift simple!

    Trout
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

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    • #3
      Sweet! I like the whimsical look of the owls eyes too. Nice work - nice finish!
      -- Rick --

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      • #4
        Great job Cathy. I love the eyes too.
        Linda

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        • #5
          I really like the looks of that bank. Great job!
          Theresa

          http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

          http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            That's darling. What a fun project.
            DeWalt 788

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            • #7
              That'a a very cool looking bank. Love the wood.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the compliments!! I wasn't sure about the willow, but I do like how it turned out in the end!! Lots of fun to make!
                Cathy in NE

                "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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                • #9
                  Excellent work Cathy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

                  DW
                  Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
                  John Wayne

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                  • #10
                    Very cool, you did well
                    Brett

                    Only Robinson Crusoe could get everything done by Friday!

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                    • #11
                      Very nice bank Cathy. Just makes you want to hold it up.......and look at it! lol Don
                      Don

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                      • #12
                        That willow as wonderful grain. The whole project is simply beautiful as well as functional. Thanks for sharing. Another book to add to the collection.

                        george
                        A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
                        George

                        delta 650, hawk G426

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                        • #13
                          Wow Cathy everything about it looks so sweeeeeet.......love the grain in that willow too.
                          Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                          • #14
                            Looks Great...you did a nice job on that Cathy..
                            Hawaiilad
                            Larry

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                            • #15
                              Cathy, that is just toooo dang cute...what a hoot (sorry couldn't resist - lol)! I luv the wood choices, I will definetly have to check into that book as I see some great ideas in the future. Thanx for sharing and can't wait to see your next projects. Happy Sawdust!!
                              ~ Kim

                              A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

                              www.gonecoastalart.com

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