Dormers are done for now.....what to do with all the scraps?
Here we go.
Step one is to cut any kind of wood you can scrounge . I am using my scrap 3/4" plywood as I hate to waste wood.
2- 6"x 9 1/2" pieces for sides
2- 6"x8" pieces for sides
1- 8"x8" piece for bottom
1 10"x10" for the head and tail
* I used 3/4 inch plywood. If you use another width of
wood you must adjust your measurements accordingly*
Cut out the chicken head and tail with a scroll saw. Cut out side parts with a table saw or circular saw.
Sand all edges smooth. Your friends don't want slivers for Christmas. Silver maybe, well for sure they would want silver.... but not slivers.
Glue and screw head and tail onto the sides that are 6"X 8" as shown in photo. This will be the front and back piece.
Drill two holes for your wire handle on the two big sides as shown.
I glued, nailed, and screwed all my sides and bottom together to make a square box.
Cut a piece of heavy wire 3 feet long. Bend it in half. Place one end in a drill and the other end in a vise or clamp it so that it will not move. Turn drill on and twist wire until desired amount of twist is in it. Bend each end so that it will stay in the holes you drilled in your side pieces.
Fill all your screw holes with wood filler, and let dry.