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    I finished some mini birdhouses. I used food coloring on the colored ones.
    Linda
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    Nicely done!
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      beautiful job really like the colored ones

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      • #4
        Sweeeeet cuts Linda, they are very popular. Haven't seen food colored ones yet, great idea. Love the "stuffing".
        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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        • #5
          They turned out great, Linda.
          A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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          • #6
            I'm wondering something. I'm going to begin cutting some more of these tomorrow. Why can't we just drill a hole through the top of the birdhouse prior to cutting them out and put string or fishing line through there instead of using the little screw eyes?

            I would think a small micro bit would work well. I will give it a try first thing tomorrow and try and remember to report back.
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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            • #7
              Mike,

              Some of the tops are too small for the screw eye, so I used my pin vise to drill through the top (side to side) and then strung the cord through the holes. Credit for using the pin vise goes to Fran, who suggested it to me.
              Nancy in AZ
              A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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              • #8
                Nancy,
                Thank you for the response. I'll give it a try tomorrow then. Do you just use fishing line or string or rafia or jute?
                "Still Montana Mike"

                "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                  I'm wondering something. I'm going to begin cutting some more of these tomorrow. Why can't we just drill a hole through the top of the birdhouse prior to cutting them out and put string or fishing line through there instead of using the little screw eyes?

                  I would think a small micro bit would work well. I will give it a try first thing tomorrow and try and remember to report back.
                  I agree with you, my wife suggest to do exactly the same thing, I drill the small hole after the cutting and used fish line, looks very good.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Pete. I thought I'd drill the hole prior to cutting, the the stock is still square and easier to hold on to. I got side tracked yesterday with 2 orders so have to start cutting these today...
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                    • #11
                      I didn't design them with a hole drilled in the top because some folks have trouble getting it in the right place. The tiny bits have a tendency to wander off course and some folks aren't experienced enough to avoid that. I've since found some tiny screw eyes, 5/16" and they work the best. I make a starter hole in the top with a straight pen, after the birdhouse is cut and the eye goes in easily and in the correct position. They are available from Woodworking Tools and Supplies for Woodworking, Projects & Hobbys

                      Merry Christmas !

                      Scrollergirl
                      www.scrollsawinspirations.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                        I thought I'd drill the hole prior to cutting, the the stock is still square and easier to hold on to.
                        Mike,
                        I do drill the hole before I cut. Just make sure the hole is drilled on the side that doesn't contain the little birdie. Then the house hangs with the birdie facing in the correct direction.
                        Donna
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the info guys, been cutting them all day. I started with the first set, then the Dear Bride decided I should cut out more for every one in town, (maybe that is a slight exaggeration) so more tomorrow. I like the screw eyes, then they can face any way they want them. Most of the tops are big enough for it and the others can be flattened a little. Pictures later.
                          Chuck D


                          When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
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                          Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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