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Project by Alan posted 01-31-2009 08:53 PM 1879 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made by my daughter when she found a piece of plywood in my shop with a hole drilled in it that I was using to help align holes for hinges. She said she wanted to make mom a bird house for Christmas. She told me how to what other pieces of wood to cut and where they should go. I started the nails for her and she finished them off. She applied way too many different kinds of finish to list, started with a brush and finished with her fingers.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 09:35 PM

And I’ll bet it was Mom’s favorite gift!

Looks like you have quite a talented little helper.

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2009 09:47 PM

A+ project! I really like the finishing technique.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 10:57 PM

great story and your little one is adorable. I’m sure she is excited about her first project.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#4 posted 01-31-2009 11:31 PM

A+ for sure

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 11:45 PM

That is a keeper.
Put it up on a shelf and give it back to her in twenty years.
Great work.

-- R

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 12:45 AM

You have a future L.J. on your hands. It wont be long and you’ll be buying her tools for Christmas. Very nice indeed!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 12:52 AM

That’s awesome.. Any bird would be proud to live in that…. Mom must be especially proud!

I like the fingerpaint finish….


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 02-01-2009 01:11 AM

Awesome project. she looks very proud, I bet mom loves it. It is great colors.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 04:09 AM

She looks very pleased with her first woodworking project and well she should! I bet you had a ball working with her on it, right, and I’m sure Mom is very pleased and very proud of her little angel. Adorable little girl and a very imaginative bird house – it should attract birds of all colors.


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#10 posted 02-01-2009 09:54 PM

Isn’t it fascinating how something can inspire such brilliant creations!

What is her next project?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 02-03-2009 06:10 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. I read them to my daughter and I think she was very proud.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#12 posted 09-13-2010 04:31 PM

The best kind of project, and she looks most pleased with the result. Well done…. Great memories are made in the Garage / workshop if we let them.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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