Well i had a instruction to make 5 birdsnests for Linda to give as gifts. Thought i would never get them done. Not the best work but hey the customer is happy so i aint concerned. I now can see why so many of you say you dont like making things for others with a deadline.
Anyhow the pic only shows 4 the 5th was packed while i was travelling down to Buffalo so i was lucky to be able to get pics of the 4.
Nothing really fancy had to make do with the wood pieces i had on hand from previous attempts. Could only find the large red cardinal birds here at Michaels.
Yesterday in Buffalo NY I popped into a A.C. Moores store and found some nice smaller yellow birds. Too late to change as i had glued these on already.
Had to put the Keeble Power Plant on hold and make these working in the cold was 37.4 degrees in my shop at the time but the show had to go on.
Wood used is Sumac/Maple Maple/Paduk Maple/Ash Maple/Maple.
Had to push on working without sharpening my tools so next week will be a big tool sharpening jamboree when i got the power plant going.
Not real fun turning with blunt tools but this was a get er done task.
Also discovered that the lathe on casters is now too high so given i got concrete floors i will make a platform from 2x4 and ply to stand on at the lathe. That will do the trick and help the feet.
Really cool to be back in the shop making sawdust with no harrasment and worked till 10pm. Now if i get the power plant done i will be nice and cosy and have power to spare.