More work on the birdhouses, this time the roofs. I chucked up a piece of Russian Olive and turned the outside shape. The layers are meant to give it the look of layered wooden shingles.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
http://agoodturndaily.blogspot.com/2011/03/birdhouse.html) I'm not certain what woods will be used. I have some Walnut burl but I don't think I want to waste it on these. I'm thinking maybe some Shoestring Acacia. I think I still have quite a bit and the color should be about right and I think it's just soft enough to texture well.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Below is a quick video I took showing the cup center on the faceplate in the off center position. It's a very simple solution that I picked up from Christian Burchard. The flat on the face of the live center cap was just wide enough to apply the pressure needed to drive the sphere.