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Location: Belgrave Ontario. Canada
Website: (Plans) www.extremebirdhouse.com

Hi everyone I am John from Belgrave Ontario. I am a 49 yr old retired carpenter, framer due to an injury, i was in new home construction. renovations,decks ,fences,and anything woodworking for 34 years.
I am also the creator of Extreme Birdhouses.

I have 3 beautiful kids ,my son Jamie is 31 , my daughter Jacquie is 30 , and my daughter Stefany is 26

I am now a grandpa to 5 beautiful grandkids , 3 granddaughters born july 23 , 2007 , Feb 7. 2011 , June 20 , 2012

Two grandsons born April 28 , 2014 and May 15, 2014

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Don

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#1 posted 2775 days ago

Hey, John, I’ve previously seen your work posted on the Ubeaut forums where I post as DPB. Love your work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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john

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#2 posted 2774 days ago

Thanks Don
It is a pleasure to meet you.
I remember seeing your name on there.
You have some very beautiful work yourself. john

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2709 days ago

Hi John.. seems like we are “almost” neighbours (well, from a worldwide view, we ARE neighbours).
I’m about an hour from Listowel. I think that is close to where you are??

Love your birdhouses—that’s what Rick wants to find some time to build. He wants birdhouses all over our property. I have yet to see one, but that’s his plan.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 2709 days ago

Thanks again Debbie
I live about 25 minutes west of listowel near Brussels.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2709 days ago

well, we might just have to plan a trip up that way some time. My daughter lived in Listowel for about 6 months, when she was teaching in Walkerton. Her husband worked in London and for the first six months of the year (following their wedding, I might add) he lived in London and she lived in Walkerton. In December they both moved to Listowel so they could actually live together full-time and then they both commuted.
What does that have to do with Cranbrook? Asolutely nothing haha.. you just triggered a memory :)
(she now lives at home – 45 min from her new job and he now lives in Windsor, 10 min. from his job. Some day, soon I hope, they will both get jobs in the same town.) There. done. No more stories… nope..

So…anyway, maybe we’ll pop by one day in the summer.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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David

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#6 posted 2709 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!
Looking forward to your projects and comments.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 2707 days ago

John Welcome to LumberJocks. I’m an previous Canuk. or is it once a Canuk, always a Canuk. We moved to the States when I was 13.

-- 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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john

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#8 posted 2707 days ago

Thank you David and Karson
I have actually been here for a while.
Most of the time i was always in the shop until ole man winter put my shop in a deep freeze.
I hope to be back at it soon.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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gizzard

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#9 posted 2707 days ago

Welcome John. I had to retire due to medical problems too. I tell all my friends that being retired isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a whole letter better! After all, I do get to do my style of woodworking whenever I want and can.
I’ve seen your work. It’s awesum!

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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john

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#10 posted 2707 days ago

Hi and thank you Dennis .
It’s nice to meet you.
I am the same way i like to do my own style when i am able too.
There is nothing worse then not being able to work especialy woodworking.
Thanks again.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2694 days ago

Great birdhouses! How about some shop photos?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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john

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#12 posted 2694 days ago

Thank you Oscorner
I just put this shop together last summer.
The garage was about a mile away so we moved it here with a hay wagon then i put a floor in and added a 6 ft greenhouse on the end.
It also helps to heat the shop a little.
In the summer i do most of my work outside due to the size of my birdhouses. http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/data/500/P4100004.JPG

Thanks again

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 2555 days ago

hello John … thanks for sharing your work on lj’s. i look forward to seeing your new items. love those bird houses. have ever tried making one shaped like a castle or church ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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john

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#14 posted 2555 days ago

Hi Dan and thank you .
I have built one church so far , I love the style of old churches.
The birdhouse i just made for the summer contest is similar to a small castle .
I would like to build an actual castle birdhouse but to keep it to scale for birds it would be huge.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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GaryCN

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#15 posted 2509 days ago

John the Cape Cod I’m working on is almost complete
IMG_3302
For others this is a massive structure and is probably his smallest plan

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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