||This was a fun project! The plans are in Woodsmith
magazine 8/00. There are 20 staves, each with a 9 degree angle on both
sides. After the glue dries and the ends are plugged, the assembly easily
turns into a perfect cylinder, first by using a block plane to knock off
the corners, then with a random orbital sander.
||Yes these will become Christmas presents!
To assemble the cylinder, first you take the staves and
arrange them outside up, besure they are even and square in their position.
Then use masking tape to hold the mess together, flip the assembly over,
apply glue in the joints, roll it up, and clamp with rubber bands. It's
easier than it sounds!
||Here we have roofs and bottoms attached. The bottoms
are attached with brass screws so they can be removed for cleaning. Thats
a 6' roll of 12" copper flashing for the roofs. Forming the cones for the
roof will be another challenge!