OK. I know that you are dieing to find out about the mutant hummingbird first.
Meet Woody. He is a slightly confused woodpecker. We have quite a few that hang out around here, but this one is special...The others go for the suet and squirrel food....Not Woody. He is a hummingbird in training. Yes, He does drink the sugar water. In fact, I think that he gets more that the hummers do. He hangs on there for about five minutes at a time and sticks his beak in the little slots. I am afraid that I am an enabler. I keep filling the jar and he just keeps coming back for more.
Now. On to more serious matters. I am working on the half timber on the trailer. I thought that you might like to see how I am dealing with the curved corners. I am cutting them out of 1/16" bass, to match the size of the straight pieces.
I am simply holding the wood to the side of the trailer and tracing around the outer edge of the curved portion. Then when I have the correct curve, I am using a piece of the straight wood to get the right width. I line the edge of it up with the curve and draw another line the correct width. First cut the interior of the curve and then the outside. Less breakage that way. I cut the first two out with an Exacto that I had handy. It is almost as fast as walking into the workroom and setting up the saw. After they are cut, I will stain them to match the other pieces.
This is what I finished last night, before I ran out of strip wood. I went over to the hardware store this morning and they were out of quarter and three eighths wide strips of one sixteenth wood. I bought what they had left earlier in the week. So I solved the problem by buying some half inch and just ripped them down with my saw.
I am now ready to start on the front. No more fooling around. Zar said so! I am absolutely not going to be done by tomorrow and he only wants to pay for another week of my time.
It seems that the price is going higher by the minute. Tessie now wants ten bucks and two cookies a day. On top of that, she wants an assortment! Poor Zar is going to be broke before the trailer is finished. I had better go back to work, double time.
Gotta run. See you tomorrow.