Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where I’ve Been All Weekend…


…in the shop, making your birdhouses.


The light colored ones are made from sassafras, the reddish colored ones are made from aromatic red cedar, and the dark ones are made from American walnut. Some are simple, and some are fiendishly complex.  As you can see, there is a variety of styles, colors, and accent woods.

There will be more soon.

I need to take pictures of this batch, catalog and price them, before I can put up a post for you to buy them. I’d hoped to have that done today, but it’s not happening.  I’ve been in front of the lathe all day, I’m now tired and hungry. I’m going to eat my dinner and go a watch a movie with my wife.

I’ll take pictures and have a post up tomorrow with these in more detail.


  1. Sweet!
    There are going to be some seriously happy birds.

  2. Theres a winter craft market thingie at the old railway depot in Palmer, you'd make a killing with them there. We went last year and were surprised by the variety of locally made stuffs around.

  3. Jan, I'm usually in deep hibernation by January.

    Hey, have you guys moved yet?

  4. Sassafras! Haven't heard of that in years. My grandmother always used sassafras bark tea to cure what ailed us.

    Those are so lovely. I'd love a sassafras one, but can't swing it this year. Maybe next.

  5. yay! This year's Christmas shopping decisions made simple!!!

  6. When the going gets tough, the tough get going... cutting down vast forests, which drives birds from their homes, in order to make bird houses. Wait, does this sound like some kind of a developer scam to you, too?

    Prolific and well crafted. Good combo, good sir.

    Dr. Phil

  7. I'm concerned by the lack of teardrop-shaped openings.

    Just sayin'

  8. Oooh, pretty!

    I can't wait for the catalog!

  9. There's so many things I could do with that comment, Nick. So many.

    Instead, I'll go take pictures of birdhouses.

  10. I like the contrast with the partially finished ones. Like they are waiting...

  11. Nick from the O.C.October 26, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Jim, if my comment inspires you to assay a short story, then please be my guest. If it inspires you to publish a dirty joke or three, then the internet is waiting...

  12. OK OK i would like one too please !! the next batch will be fine no hurry but they are birdicle works of art !

    And nope no news on a move, I think we're hanging in here until winter passes.



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