While at a little "get together" last weekend, my nephew (powermaker) stopped by so we could get a glimpse of his latest project.



Made of Walnut, Oak and Maple it took a good percentage of last winters days off from work to complete. I believe he must have the patience of Job and the dexterity of a brain surgeon...



Size comparison.....



Some detailed work for sure....



I didn't think to ask, but you gotta think some of the intricate assembly has to be done by tweezers or needlenose.



The block goes up an down just like the real ones do and is supported very well with the unbelieveablly rigid lattice-work boom.



All in all, another remarkable project by my very talented nephew. These scaled toys he builds are all cut from rough sawn sawmill material and are not just kits to assemble. The individual components are laid out and cut by transferring measurements from an extremely detailed set of drawings.

Most of the wood used on all the projects are still remnants left over from our days at the old Fisher and Davis sawmill back on the homeplace. In the last years of its use in the early 80's, the much older brother was the head sawyer, Dad was the off bearer and I was the dummy on the cant hook....