World-renowned woodturner Dick Sing takes you through all the steps needed to create delightful and decorative miniature birdhouses. Starting with a basic birdhouse, Dick illustrates how to set up and turn the body, roof, perch, and finial. Clear, step-by-step instructions show wood preparation, proper use of equipment and tools, and sanding and finishing techniques. Additional chapters show how to add inlays and other intricate details; create birdhouses from rejected pipe blanks and branchwood; turn a natural edge roof; make a tiny, charming, birdfeeder; and fashion an elegant stand on which to display your finished treasures. Includes design ideas and techniques, plus a gallery of wonderfully diverse birdhouses to inspire your creativity. AUTHOR: A professional woodturner since 1989, Dick Sing resides in Illinois with his wife, Cindy. Along with teaching classes and one-on-one instruction, he provides demonstrations for businesses and clubs all across the country. This is his ninth book on woodturning.