Archive for the Birds Category

Bird on a wire, well, technically – a string…

Posted in Birds, Toy Making, Wooden tops on March 25, 2013 by Jim

I haven’t been able to get into the shop for a bit now but today, I had a few minutes to make something for a little one:

Wooden bird pull toy

This one is mulberry wood on a cherry base with maple wheels – an old button to pull it with.

Happy making,


Robin Whirligig – it’s too hot to go birdwatching

Posted in Birds, Toy Making, Whirligigs, Woodworking with tags , on August 11, 2010 by Jim

Far too hot to be serious, I needed a little silly

It has been to hot to go to the lake to get in any birdwatching. Whirligigs make me happy. So, there you have it – it had to be a new whirligig for the yard. Seriously, I love things that move and spin and whirl. This weeks shop fun was a little robin whirligig:

Cedar Robin Whirlygig

He is cedar painted with latex house paint and held up on a brass spindle.

Happy Making,