|Project by Dale J Struhar Sr||posted 01-23-2015 10:15 PM||1401 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
As you know by my bio I attribute allot of my skills to my Dad. With this in mind I thought I would give my grandsons a project that their dad had to help them with and to give them their first grownup tool a multi bit screwdriver. The rest included everything they need to finish it. Even a small sanding block. I thought a birdhouse kit would be a good project. I cut, fitted all the pieces, pre-drilled all the holes, and assembled it. When I took it apart I labeled all the parts right or left, front/back, glue areas, etc. Then I made detailed instructions, with pictures, for its assembly (all writing is inside). The instructions also told dad to explain what dia., in., dowel, flush, etc. meant when helping them. I also used all pocket hole screws because it easier to use a square drive than phillips head, the kids don’t have to push as hard to get the screw in. I even made a kit for Luca who’s not even 2 yrs. old yet. It will be put away till he’s old enough for it. They should have fun working on it together. Here are some pictures. Thanks for looking.
-- Dale, Ohio