Well, I finally got the big birdhouse done, only 2 1/2 weeks *after* the recipient's birthday! Blew up three blanks along the way. Don't ask...
30" tall. Got young James to carry it in... big ceremony complete with Tibetan bell. He could barely carry it. Doorlink found a nice quasi-medieval tablecloth to wrap it in, and everyone played along. A good time was had by all!
Don't have any pictures of it hanging up, just some from the shop:
And just for giggles, here's a picture of the shop floor:
It got easier as I went, since I was perched on a mountain of shavings. Hmmmm... maybe I should lower my lathe stand...