Hummingbird & trumpet vines
I had started the prototype and notebook some time ago and am still working on it. I thought some of you may like to follow along on the process of getting class materials
together for the class. This years class is on a set of Costa Hummingbirds and trumpet vine habitat. My plans are to furnish a flying and a perched rough out and 2 additional cut outs from tupelo. More on these later.
This post is on the making of the flowers. Future ones will be on leaves, stems and buds and then the birds themselves. The final habitat that the student completes will depend on how far they want to go. My go-by will have several flowers, leaf sets and buds on a rough post type layout. I will post pictures on this later.
The flowers will be out of tupelo and one will be a almost finished piece with 3 others as rough outs for the student to do the final shaping. Additional ones will be available to students if interested.
I have experimented in shaping them for rough outs using my belt sander and drum power. But I think that I will go to the next step and use my lathe to shape the dumbbell shape to remove most waste wood. This seems to work quite well. The dumbbell design gives you a place to hold while working on the flower on the other end. Final cut off and drill a hole for attachment.
More imformation later.