Football Shaped Birdhouse
I was prepaid to make a Gamecocks' themed football shaped birdhouse. I think I charged too low ($40), but since the guy trusted me in prepaying me, he may shell out some more when I'm finished. So far it's going pretty well. I used some 3 1/2" wood posts from Home Depot. I think they're pine. I was surprised how well the Titebond Ultimate III wood glue held up on the lathe. I had all my protective gear on waiting for a chunk to fly off at me. Made a pretty big mess, but at least I haven't ruined it yet. I spent a lot of time on a bowl for someone else this morning that ended up breaking on me, so this was good redemption. It just needs a finish, entrance hole, logo, eye hook, and laces. I'm hoping he goes with a dark red stain to show off the grain.