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Spring Fun Whorly Gig Project

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Project by Roz posted 04-20-2010 08:04 PM 1321 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this 35-year-old Wholly Gig Red bird (“Bart Bird”) that my father built hanging around in my shop waiting for attention. This spring I finally got to it. With my wife’s help, we cleaned it up and put it back into service along with a few new one’s I decided to build. The result was good and I have received many positive commits. One became a gift for my favorite 9 year old in New York.

They have been a lot of fun and far more work than I expected. I used 1/2 inch plywood for a couple and shelving for others. Parts made of Fir shelving break easily and require careful handling. A good primer and top coat a critical to their durability.

I got plans off the internet but did not follow them exactly, making adjustments where needed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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hunter71

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 03:03 AM

always a hit in a garden. I made some with my granddaughter this spring myself.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 03:04 AM

BTW I am in upper Alabama.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 04:32 AM

Hi Roz

Love your wholly gig red bird and the others you have made. Thanks for posting

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 04:37 AM

Thanks for looking guys. Upper Alabama huh, (UA) That’s where I came from.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 02:06 PM

Fun!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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