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Insert the dowel pieces into the holes on the bottom base piece. Apply wood glue to the areas where the two base pieces will contact each other and position the top base piece on the bottom base piece. Insert the

dowel pieces into the holes on the top base piece, apply glue to the areas where the fciry and base will contact, and attach the fairy to the base. Wrap elastic bands around the finished piece, making sure that the fairy is perpendicular to the base. Set the piece in a safe location and leave overnight until the glue is set.

When dry, thoroughly clean the fairy and base. Apply two coats of walnut oil or whatever finish you prefer to the finished piece, and let dry completely.

Top Base

Routed Edge Bottom Base

Assembly Diagram

I hove also used a piece of flat stone for an alternate base. Simply clean the fairy and stone, use epoxy to attach the fairy to the stone, and secure the pieces with elastic bands as in fhe prior instructions. After fhe glue sets, apply an oil finish of your choice to the fairy.

Send questions concerning this project to: Woyne Fowler, 33 Longmeadow Cres., Morkham, Ontario, Canada L3R 3J6, or email him at: fantasiesisaw@rogers.

Cut the heads and 1/2" off of two more l"-long finishing nails. Drill two small holes in the bottom of fhe fairy. Insert the nails into the holes and position the fairy over the top base. Press down to mark the dowel hole placement. (Use your judgment as to where to place fhe fairy on the base; it seems to look bes! when clmost centered on it.)

Carefully drill l/2"-deep holes, 1/8" or 1/4" in diameter depending upon your dowel size, into the tops of the two base pieces where marked. Remove the finishing nails from the other holes.

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