Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Workshop in Review 2016 (6).

If a North Wind is Blowin'.

Curved roofs are very fussy work.

I have good neighbours. No complaints so far about the noisy table or chop saw I set up outside the workshop on a warm, sunny day. No complaints from neighbours to the south of me about pine or cedar dust floating in the air.... because, if a north wind is blowin', they're going to be the first to know.

I don't do many birdhouses with curved roofs because they are very time consuming. Most roof slats have to be passed through the saw at least twice to get the angles right. However, once the job is done, I do like how they look. And since I have none left on basement shelves, others must like them too.

Other birdhouses have straight roofs but just as many fussy bits. Fortunately, I have room to spread things out.

After I build a few fussy models I relax for ten minutes, then start a few easy ones! : )

A squirrel box is a Big Easy. They take up a lot of space, but only for a short while. 

The inside is divided into two levels. A side door opens for viewing.

Even before the squirrel box was delivered, I was busy with several basic red and western cedar models. Dust was a flyin' and blowin' south.

A major repair followed to the London Majors' birdhouse - a four-plex that took a beating - late one dark and stormy night.

 Roof damaged; logs are coming apart; chimney and flag missing.

 Even the osprey got a wee touch-up!

Hmmmm.... something's missin'

The chimney! Ready for another London Majors baseball season

More Photos From Along the Way:

 Don't throw out yer wooden spoons!

Please link to The Workshop in Review, 2016 (5).

Photos GH

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