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Bill Bulloch
04-28-2010, 4:26 PM
This started out to be a Zig Zag feature ring for a bowl, but couldn't get my alignment right. I took it apart and re-cut the segments to make this Ornamental Bird House. The top was from another project that went bad. I don't know why I indented the bottom, just seemed like the thing to do at the time.

This is one way I use those cutoffs, left overs, and mistakes. I have another project working where I am making a large bowl out of (so far) "23" different kinds of wood. Going to be a bizarre looking thing.

What Ya think??

bob svoboda
04-28-2010, 4:38 PM
Just looking at that, the word 'mistake' would never come to mind. Very nice bird house!

Robert McGowen
04-28-2010, 5:18 PM
Bill apparently does not have "scraps", just smaller and smaller segments! :eek:

Bill Bolen
04-28-2010, 5:30 PM
Bill your piece rally proves the old statement that turners don't make mistakes, just design opportunities!. Great opportunity!!...Bill..

Harvey M. Taylor
04-28-2010, 5:44 PM
I say, the 'bizarrer the better. Can I have that? just kidding. nice save. Max

John Keeton
04-28-2010, 5:59 PM
Bill, I just realized that the half a truck load of walnut, maple and oak scraps that I threw on my woodpile last year, were in fact, several dozen segmented pieces in disguise!!

Perhaps the name for this one is "One flew over the cuckoo's nest!":D

David E Keller
04-28-2010, 8:15 PM
It looks good to me. Nice wood combination.

Malcolm Tibbetts
04-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Segmenters don't have scraps - just opportunities.

Baxter Smith
04-28-2010, 11:00 PM
I can see there is no waste in your shop except for shavings and sawdust!

Steve Schlumpf
04-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Pretty cool variation on a birdhouse ornament! Nice and imaginative way to use up some of your smaller segments!

Looking forward to seeing the 23 types of wood creation!

Bernie Weishapl
04-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Really nice birdhouse Bill. Looks to me like the rest said a design opportunity.

Curt Fuller
04-28-2010, 11:40 PM
Well it made a really neat birdhouse!