Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: BlackWater, Ohio
Thanks for the Kudos, all!
First, this thing weighs in pretty heavy - I'd say about 6 pounds, so if I hang it on a short chain it shouldn't swing much with the wind (I live in the middle of a wooded lot anyway).
The inside is unfinished - I hope it will dry thoroughly in time from the inside, and not crack and check any more on the outside. I didn't know that poly was hazardous to young birds - thanks!
I have turned down more cylinders, bored them, and glued them back together - Pine, basswood, cherry, Red cedar, and poplar. They all seem to be cracking as they dry, but hopefully not too deep to disappear when I finish them. We'll see!