A few shavings more

These are beech shavings from my Veritas one inch tenoner. I’m making a custom bird table using the pole supplied by the customer. It’s a plastic waste pipe filled with a hardwood post. The big advantage is that grey squirrels can’t climb the plastic to get at the bird food. I usually supply bird tables fastened to a wooden post, for which I’ve developed a fixing method. This current one needs brackets that will support the table on 2 inch pipe, that’s rather thinner than the wooden posts. I’ve got a pattern and will post a photo when it’s done. I also have to make it stand on a patio without being bolted down… mmm those beech stems are pretty dense, maybe a large log with a two inch hole for the pipe? Or maybe three holes making a big enough hole where they meet and leaving room for wedges … mmmm …

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