"Woodworking" with my daughter... Bug House

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Blog entry by Mark Whitsitt posted 06-26-2010 02:53 PM 1324 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grandpa Ken, my dad, works at a Lowe’s in Central Illinois, and he gave us a handful of the kids’ projects from the store. I got to have some special one-on-one time with my daughter, Lauren, a couple of weekends ago, so we worked in daddy’s garage shop on a project… Building a “Bug House”.


Ready to build!

Got the handle in the sides pretty easily…

Top & Bottom… CHECK!

Hammering a nail!

All done! (I love daddy’s face shield… better than the goggles!)

Thanks Grandpa Ken!!!


-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 03:01 PM

Great project Dad, and extra points for safety too!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 03:06 PM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 03:42 PM

Great project, and a great memory. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 03:46 PM

Awesome, I love getting them started early!

-- Ken, Florida,

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 05:05 PM

Great Post!!

Hope that smile lasts forever!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 05:13 PM

What a cutie a fun post

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 05:24 PM

looks like somebody was having a blast!! :) That’s so awesome. I like this girl.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 05:26 PM

now i am going to have to start a post ,
looking for how to stop time ,


you are one blessed dad , enjoy .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 06:44 PM

Now that’s a cutie!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 09:02 PM

Beautify the world! Have a dozen more just like her. Then you can take your fun in the shop to the 12th power. Rand

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Mark Whitsitt

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 10:39 PM

thank you all for the compliments! This one is my special little girl… My son is not yet 3, so this project is still a little beyond him, but he’s destined to be a woodworker too! I’ve got to get some pics of him with his play workbench!

(BTW, my daughter got all her looks from me, ‘cuz my wife still has all of hers !)

Thanks again to all!

-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."

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#12 posted 06-27-2010 12:53 AM

Mark tell Lauren that her bug-house looks great
and she did a well done job+ we loved that she wearing protectiongear

Mark thankĀ“s for sharing this moment with us


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#13 posted 06-27-2010 02:04 AM

Now there’s a Daddys’ girl ! Nice job. You’re a great Dad Mark.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#14 posted 06-30-2010 02:38 PM

Great job dad having kids is great isnt it


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