Gertie's House - Primitive Birdhouse Craft
by Jodi Gadoury
Please read all instructions before starting this free woodworking project, important tips given!
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Cut all wood pieces according to pattern sheet. Thickness and type of wood is listed on each piece. Here is the fun part of this pattern. I like to refer to it as chunking the edges. This will give your piece a very primitive look. First, raise the arm of the blade on your saw. The goal is to chunk off the straight edges on all front sides. Just tilt your wood an run your piece down the blade trimming as much or as little of the edges off as you like. Use this technique on the melon only. Cut the melon rind (outside edge) first. Then cut the inside rind line next. This is important so your melon will assemble like a puzzle. Now chunk all cut edges on both the melon pieces. Don't be afraid to chunk the inside edges between the rind and the melon quite a bit. It will be painted white and you want it to show. The rind is fragile at this point, handle with care until it is assembled.
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