We'll I'm at it again. After the Molesworth Mod, I decided to take a break. So I took Jan and most of February off. I found a wood worker's heaven. I took a long lunch one day and paid a visit. They had everything you could imagine and at great prices. They had Mahagony, Cherry, Purple Heart, Teak, Cypress, Birds Eye Maple, Spaulted Maple, Oak, Hickory, you name it and it was there. After about 15min of small talk, they asked if I could use any firewood. I figured sure, why not. Well they too me over to the other warehouse, and there piled in the corner, perhaps 15ft high was all the bits and pieces. Not shavings, but 4x4x5 pieces of mahogany, 3x2x4 piece of cherry, these were choice pieces to a wood turner or a wood worker, but alas, they were firewood. Needless to say, I will have to stop by again and soon. Anyway, back to my current mod. I plan on re-vamping my Win 2000 server, it has been sitting in the same plastic case for nearly 7 years. So I've decided to give it a make over. I'm calling this one Vogel Haus (German for Bird House) because I have some beautiful Birds Eye Maple and Cherry. I also plan on using some dark Walnut for the inlay work. I also have some Spanish Cedar to use for the fan grills. Here are the first shots. Here is the Bird's Eye Maple on the left, the Cherry in the middle and the Walnut on the end. The Cherry is 4/4 rough cut lumber. 4/4 means just over 1 inch thick. and you can still see the rough saw marks on the Cherry, so it will take some work to turn them into manageable pieces. The BE Maple is also 4/4. Some very nice color and figure with that one. here is a close up of the maple After I cut some of the Cherry down to size it was time for the planer. When I was done I had 1" square blanks 72" long. Now time to cut them down to size. Sorry but no pics of this, just the finished pieces I also made the curved top pieces out of BE Maple and the rails and stiles out of Cherry. Here are a few pics of the front and back Here is a shot of the frame so far. Now with the top rails in. Well that is enough for this weekend. It did take a little longer than I thought. I am experimenting with half lap tenons for the corners, they need alot more precision than I had given them credit for. Hope you enjoy.