|Project by Roz||posted 04-20-2010 08:04 PM||1271 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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."