|Project by JerryL||posted 2426 days ago||1441 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
So why post a goofy birdhouse to a fine wood working website? Simply because this is the first thing my son and I have ever really built together. He’s old enough at 6 to learn shop safety and handle working the drill press and screw gun. I bought him a full face shield a while back because he has a nack for getting stuff in his eyes like no other kid I’ve ever met.
He walked into the garage with me the other night and says “Dad, can we build someting?” I was a little surprised. With the attention span of a 6 year old I knew we didn’t have much time so I suggested a scale model of the Death Star or a bird house.
He picked the bird house.
He sketched a plan and I followed up with a little rough drawing of my own just to keep the cuts in order. About an hour later we had this baby. I will do a few things different next time but I still think I’ll skip the finger joints for now. It’s one of those things, an hour or two of time with my son and a cruddy bird house are memories neither of us will forget.
Please, no comments on the construction. I was in such a huge hurry to get the parts so my boy could get to his part of the project that I kept all the dimensions as equal as possible to reduce the number of set-ups. That’s why the end grain shows in the front. He likes running the drill so we used some glue and screws to hold it all together.
-- Jerry L.