It was a very busy weekend, but I did manage to work in a little turning.
These are a couple of large cedar birdhouses:
The bodies are Eastern Red Cedar, the caps are White Cedar, and the finials are Rosewood. Because this pair will end up hanging in a yard in Anchorage, exposed to Alaska’s weather, they’re liberally coated in orange oil and bee’s wax. I love the color of that Eastern Cedar.
This next picture is a set of decorative birdhouse and a stand. I have something similar in my office on base and a coworker saw it and wanted one of her own:
The stand is spalted birch, with decorative disks of Cocobolo. The bird houses are (from left to right) Lignum Vitae and zebra wood, red cedar and spruce, claro walnut and rosewood, and red oak and birch. The whole thing stands about two feet tall.
What did you do with your weekend, anything cool?