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    Here is something I made and they are selling like hotcakes.
    Had some 1/4 in stock in various woods. Hot melt glued up a block of walnut, maple, oak, and cherry. Put the chickadee pattern on it and cut out the pieces.
    Had the makens of 4 birds, mixed up all the pieces and then glued them together. Cut them with a #3 FD solar blade.
    Then sanded on belt sander, put in a hole, hit the flap sander dipped in oil and then put in some fish line to hang with.
    Whole process took just over an hour of my time. Not bad for a 1 eyed retiree.
    Took 2 batched to s show and they sold quickly! I was asking $8 a piece, think I will raise the price.

  • #2
    I did something similar a few years, back--but can't remember the project now! Old age is getting to me more every day.
    Jim
    When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
    Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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    • #3
      Those are super beautiful.
      Denny
      ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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      • #4
        $8 a piece for such wonderful work is a crime. $10, $12 or even $15 is a better price. When I stack cut I try to judge the price by how long it takes to make one.
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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        • #5
          I really like your little birds. It is a great idea to stack cut them and end up with multiple birds. I agree with Scott, I would sell them for $15 especially since you are cutting them from hard woods.

          I was also making chickadee's this weekend for my new project. Mine are a lot smaller. If you want a little different design to add to your collection, I can share my pattern. I will even try to re-size them to match to pattern that you currently have. I did paint mine to match to my project, but they could easily be cut from different woods that you used for your birds.

          Here is my finished little birds:
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          Website:
          www.wix.com/tangowooddesign/home-page
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          • #6
            Thanks everyone for the feedback!

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            • #7
              My favorite little bird. I like the stack cut idea.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Those are beautiful and count me in the raise your price group.
                Melanie from East TN

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GladeFade View Post
                  Here is something I made and they are selling like hotcakes.
                  Had some 1/4 in stock in various woods. Hot melt glued up a block of walnut, maple, oak, and cherry. Put the chickadee pattern on it and cut out the pieces.
                  Had the makens of 4 birds, mixed up all the pieces and then glued them together. Cut them with a #3 FD solar blade.
                  Then sanded on belt sander, put in a hole, hit the flap sander dipped in oil and then put in some fish line to hang with.
                  Whole process took just over an hour of my time. Not bad for a 1 eyed retiree.
                  Took 2 batched to s show and they sold quickly! I was asking $8 a piece, think I will raise the price.
                  So who is the designer?
                  Scott
                  Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                  • #10
                    Adorable and a great use of smaller drop pieces. $15 sounds good
                    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                    • #11

                      Scott asked -------So who is the designer?
                      It was in a Wood magazine Issue 101 Dec 97 pg 92.
                      Intarsia by Judy Gale Roberts.
                      Who else :-)

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for sharing, since it was a JGR pattern, but knowing some might not be able to find that old of an issue, but might want a chickadee, I checked her website and she has one for sale there. Not sure if it is same or little different from the magazine. It can be found here: https://intarsia.com/products/i-335-...f72a569f&_ss=r


                        she notes there that it is also In her “Small Intarsia Projects” Book (with some modifications) for anyone who may have that book.
                        Melanie from East TN

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                        • #13
                          Melanie I have made the one pictured in the link provided but a did my Chickadee a bit different.
                          Rolf
                          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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