Bird House

Gallery for samples created from Vector Art 3D Machinist or using Design & Make projects

Moderator: Todd Bailey

Post Reply
dbowlin
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Shark HD5
Location: Littleton, Colorado

Bird House

Post by dbowlin »

I made this Bird House for an Aunt that has her 84 birthday coming up this week. I used the hack of the week for the door and one side. I also carved 2 maple birds which are Hannah's design. Thanks Hannah and thanks Design and Make for the free hack of the week.
The bird house is poplar with a Watco light walnut stain and the maple birds have a Watco natural finish on them.
Attachments
2
2
1
1
4
4
3
3
NoCats.crv
No Cats
(579 KiB) Downloaded 173 times

User avatar
mtylerfl
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 4688
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: -CarveWright CNC -ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha
Location: Brunswick, GA
Contact:

Re: Bird House

Post by mtylerfl »

Good job, Dale! All looks great!
Michael Tyler

carvebuddy.com

facebook.com/carvebuddy

-CarveWright CNC
-ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha CNC

User avatar
Todd Bailey
Vectric Staff
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:40 pm
Model of CNC Machine: CraftCNC
Contact:

Re: Bird House

Post by Todd Bailey »

What??? That is amazing!!! I never ever would have thought of that! Well done!

It really looks so nice. Thank you for sharing and I am sure this will inspire others to think of some really neat things to do with In The Magical Garden FREE model project!

Need to go back and look at those pictures again now... so nice!
------------------------------------
Todd Bailey | Design and Make
DesignAndMake.com

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 3694
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Bird House

Post by scottp55 »

Never would have thought of the front door :)
Lots of nice touches to make something simple Special...she'll love it:)
Well done!
scott
scott

dbowlin
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Shark HD5
Location: Littleton, Colorado

Re: Bird House

Post by dbowlin »

Thanks everyone! When I first say the posting for the free project, the Bird House popped in my head. So I just had to do it.
I also just had to carve Hannas birds.
Thanks again.
Dale

dadiy
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:10 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Homebuilt

Re: Bird House

Post by dadiy »

Looks great, have you considered adding a perch? Also for us last ones would you share your modified version of the file?

dbowlin
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Shark HD5
Location: Littleton, Colorado

Re: Bird House

Post by dbowlin »

I did not cut the Bird house out with my CNC. It was a repurposed won made by the Colorado Woodworkers Guild. Which they did not need any more. So I added the dimensions in Vcarve Pro and carved them out. I have attached my scanned shop notes, I hope they help.
I also carved here appt. number and last name just below the front step. It is not show in the pictures.
I am not sure which file you want? Let me know if you need anything else.
Dale
Attachments
Birdhouse Shop Notes.PDF
Birdhouse Shop Notes
(330.46 KiB) Downloaded 87 times

dadiy
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:10 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Homebuilt

Re: Bird House

Post by dadiy »

So did you just drill a hole over the heart in the design?

dbowlin
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Model of CNC Machine: Shark HD5
Location: Littleton, Colorado

Re: Bird House

Post by dbowlin »

I lined the heart up with the pre drilled 1 1/4” hole existing in the board. I than carved the door and a new 1 1/4” hole to match things up.. You could add any size hole you want depending on the type of birds you want to nest in your bird house.
I did not add a perch, it will be left indoors for a decoration only.
Dale

Post Reply