LumberJocks

john

  • Advertise with us
View john's:homeworkshopprojects (105)blog (11)reviews (0)forum topics (26)buddies (83)favorites (24)activity logWatch

2289 posts in 2888 days

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 3 beautiful granddaughters born july 23 , 2007
, Feb 7. 2011 and now June 20 , 2012

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

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Is the 'reclaimed' trend good or bad for woodworking? 28 days ago
commented on Hanging Jewelry Case 28 days ago
replied on Need recommendations on thickness planers 28 days ago
commented on Shapes box children's toy 28 days ago
commented on Son and Fiancee's ring box for the wedding 28 days ago
commented on IndianaBones's Workshop 28 days ago
commented on Simple picture frame 28 days ago
commented on Marquetry Chart Boxes 28 days ago
commented on Step stool 28 days ago
commented on Introduce Myself Jim Houston 28 days ago
commented on 500 CD Shelf Unit 29 days ago
commented on mason jar light 29 days ago
replied on Your Bird Feeder Or Bird House Projects 30 days ago
commented on Reclaimed Barn Wood Sliding Door 33 days ago
commented on Red oak and scrap wood keepsake chest 47 days ago

Latest Projects | view all 105 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 11 »

Workshop | view details »


Grab widget

48 comments so far

View Don's profile

Don

2598 posts in 2683 days


#1 posted 2676 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/

View john's profile

john

2289 posts in 2888 days


#2 posted 2675 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

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2667 days


#3 posted 2610 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)

View john's profile

john

2289 posts in 2888 days


#4 posted 2610 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

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2667 days


#5 posted 2610 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)

View David's profile

David

1970 posts in 2645 days


#6 posted 2609 days ago

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

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

View Karson's profile

Karson

34798 posts in 2907 days


#7 posted 2608 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 †

View john's profile

john

2289 posts in 2888 days


#8 posted 2607 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

View gizzard's profile

gizzard

45 posts in 2659 days


#9 posted 2607 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

View john's profile

john

2289 posts in 2888 days


#10 posted 2607 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

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2817 days


#11 posted 2595 days ago

Great birdhouses! How about some shop photos?

-- Jesus is Lord!

View john's profile

john

2289 posts in 2888 days


#12 posted 2595 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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

12524 posts in 2489 days


#13 posted 2455 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

View john's profile

john

2289 posts in 2888 days


#14 posted 2455 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

View GaryCN's profile

GaryCN

276 posts in 2441 days


#15 posted 2409 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

showing 1 through 15 of 48 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase