Today I’m finishing the cabin. A piece of 1/8” x 1” square and a piece of 1/8” x 1 1/4” square sandwiched together form the roof vent. The plaques for the sides were done the same way as the triangles for the cowcatcher. Then I took a piece of 1/8” maple and ripped a 1/16” piece using my thin strip jig. I then glued it all on the cabin.
I now need two 1 1/4” long pieces of 1” dowel. I cut the dowel and wasn’t happy with the colour. It was cheap dowel from the lumber yard. I checked again hoping I would have a piece of maple; not! I have a piece of 7/8” maple but decided I couldn’t get away with it. I guess I could turn a piece of maple. Wait! If I’m going to turn it, why not black walnut? In part 2 of this blog I mentioned a flub while turning one of the pieces. I took the over sized piece and chucked it up.
The picture has lightened the 2 pieces in the middle that are the cheap dowel.
And the finished black walnut pieces.
There was a lot of head scratching getting to this point and the day is gone.
-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.