To spend just a couple of hours in the workshop. A little French Polish work, also thinned the East Indian Rosewood down. .080 for the back and .075 for the sides, and cut them to shape.
The back entering the new Grizzly thickness sander. It is doing a really good job. I am impressed with the machine- and this beautiful wood.
All the major pieces are now ready. Next step, braces for the back and bending the sides. #106 is moving along nicely. Now lets get out into the sunshine.
The mason bees are emerging from hibernation and getting to their work of pollination.
Lets try this in the SloMotion setting. Might be easier to see the bees. These gentle little bees must find a hole in which to lay their eggs. They are emerging from last years tubes. Many of the mud seals have not yet been opened by the awakening bees. Each 6 inch tube will be filled with 7 or eight nesting cells in a couple of months. They will contain the eggs of next years bees. See my book THE ORCHARD MASON BEE available on Amazon. $12.00.