how to make a barrel (sort of)?

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Forum topic by jerkylips posted 10-18-2011 10:38 PM 2604 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2011 10:38 PM

decided on a project for this fall/winter (I don’t have a ton of free time these days, so it will probably be an hour at a time if I’m lucky…..)

(cue The Little River Band as I start reminiscing…)

As a kid, I remember going down to County Stadium in Milwaukee to watch the Brewers. Back then Bernie Brewer was still around & still went down the slide, but he had a “chalet” & slid into a giant beer mug. When he went into the mug, balloons would fly out. I never cared nearly as much about who won or lost as I hoped to see a home run so I could see Bernie go down the slide. 30 years later, I still remember it.

So….I decided to build a Bernie’s Chalet birdhouse. I’m not quite sure the best way to do the barrel part of this – any suggestions?

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 11:12 AM

Stefang did a class on making a bucket. Perhaps some of his methodsand techniques would workfor you.

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#2 posted 10-19-2011 12:14 PM

My suggestions is… one. Have you looked on google at how to build one? With only an hour a time it would take forever, but I’d love to see thee finished project.

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#3 posted 10-19-2011 02:37 PM

google birds mouth joint, it should help you achieve the circle. Ive never tried it myself though.

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