Fairy House

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Introduction: Fairy House

I like to make garden decorations. Such as fairyhouses and other smal secretly hidden items for my garden.

For this piece I used:

  • an electrical chainsaw,
  • angle grinder,
  • pencil torch
  • wood knives,
  • chisels and gouges.

You can watch the video first and read after that the explanations in the following steps.

Have fun

Step 1: Start With a Plan and Make the First Cut With the Saw

I started with looking at the piece of lumber ( which I found in my backyard) were the roof is coming and in which angle. also did I had to think for a place were the chimney had to come. Because when you saw the roof off there is no chimney anymore.

After I made a rough plan, I started with drawin lines with the tip of my chainsaw. And followed by cutting the roof off and carved also the rest of the building.

Further detailing with my anglegrinder with sandingdisk make it look like a house.

Step 2: Detailing

Whit a pencil I drew the rooftiles and window frames. Than I used a V-tool to carve the lines out. With a gouge I added more depth.

Step 3: The Chimney

With my angle grinder I made a little swist in the chimney. I made the details in the chimney withe small and very sharp knive. And for the finishing touch I burnt the top of the chimney with a pencil torch.

Step 4: Finishing

At the end it's only sanding the whole piece and preserve with a clear lacqer.

It's not as difficult as it looks. You just have to start and inprove yourselve.

Happy carving, Rob

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7 Comments

What a terrific video. beautiful, beautiful work. Thank you for inspiration

You are a true artist. I love these. Every garden should have a spot for the fairies. Great video too.

Thank you AnnFosnacht, I appreciate it. If you like you can vote for me at the "handtools only "contest. Kind regards Rob

Wow, that's amazing. Good job!