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An easy project that shows some tool uses. #1: Getting the chance to encourage others to try woodworking

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This was a fun project with a decent outcome.
Click on the blue text to see the steps we took.

bhfin
I hope it will encourage all of you to entice someone in your circle to give woodworking a try.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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mot

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#1 posted 2539 days ago

Nice, Bob! I am a bit embarrassed in that I hadn’t considered using my tenoning jig to do mitres. That’s a good idea. My wife wants me to get a project going with my daughter and this looks like it would be just the thing.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 2539 days ago

It’s nothing but a couple of fence boards and some poster paint.
I got the decorations (or rather Linda did) at a craft store and the glued them on.
I gues we could have scrolled them but I didn’t want the enthsiasm to bog down right then.
I gave the paint a couple ocoate of lacquer to hold off the invetible weather damage.
Eveybody had fun , even me!
MOT, your kids will remember this all their lives.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 2539 days ago

Hey Bob! Why have you become Bob #2? So full of ideas one avatar can’t hold em all?
(reminds me of the old saw ”If I was having any more fun I’d have to be two people”).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Bob #2

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#4 posted 2539 days ago

Doug:

Now that you ask…
A couple of days ago I got a question /compliment obviously meant for the big Kahuna! – Bob Babcock.
I figured it might make it easier to tell us apart.

p.s I was thinking of becoming “potato man” but that could get confusing too. <g>

pps. Roses are red,
violets are blue
I’m schizophrenic and so am I.

Bob #2

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2539 days ago

Great project and opportunity to share your skills. I like the birdhouse village. I think I’ll make one just like it this winter. I have a 12’ cedar log just begging for a nice house to go on top of it.

LOL…Big Kahuna. Big something ….not sure what though. I think I’ll change my avatar to a timberwolf and my name to #2.5 just to really mess things up. BTW…I’d be honored to be confused with you.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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scottb

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#6 posted 2539 days ago

just waiting for Bob 2.5v2 and Bob Mark III, then it’ll start to get confusing!

I sure remember all the stuff I “made” (and by made, I mean watched) with my grandfather, good memories.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2539 days ago

2.5v2. Scott, you are a hoot.
Know how it goes, have gotten mail about Adirondack chairs meant for DougB.
I’ll possible have to invent the Adirondack jewelry box (easy to throw your jewelry in, need a crane to get it out).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Karson

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#8 posted 2539 days ago

That is one fine Bird condo I like it very much.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TomFran

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#9 posted 2519 days ago

Bob,

Nice project! I could just see this in a “high end” gift shop. The color scheme is just great.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Bob #2

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#10 posted 2519 days ago

I really enjoyed this project as it got my grandson in the shop along with my wife .
There is a great sense of purpose when you teach someone to do something with their hands.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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