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I wasn't going to build any more bird cage ornaments. That changed. My wife was showing one to a very dear friend and she loved it. Then she said," Ron will make you one, wouldn't you?" Both looked at me and I didn't want to be the Grinch. There is so much detail and tedious work involved and it takes hours...........OH WELL I made this one about a quarter inch bigger in dia and a bit heftier. I used South American marble wood and that was a mistake. It is VERY heavy and hard. Drilling tiny holes successfully is difficult ever in soft woods. I did mess up on one piece and had to remake it. This morning she said,"you have made 3 of them, one each for our girls and one for my friend now I want one" I told her I would under one condition, that there is NO dead line for its completion.
I got an idea about making a bird cage tree ornament. I worked at it until it came out this way. I had to innovate as I went. It is about 3" high. I have big clumsy hands and this was a real challenge. If I do it again, I will make some changes to make it easier. The cage bars are used in jewelry making, no idea how they use it.
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