|Project by oldwolf||posted 08-06-2009 04:17 AM||2661 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
I decided that I would begin a woodworking project with each of my 3 daughters, My youngest at 7 yrs old. was actually the inspiration for this plan as she often comes down to watch me work in the shop. She said she wanted to build a birdhouse. So I had her sit down and sketch out what she wanted the bird house to look like. From that sketch I drew a quick plan with her help.
So we started with design, then moved into the building. we used all handtools, and I had her doing most of the sawing, some light edge planing to ease the edges and drilling holes with both a gimlet and a brace and bit. Of course I held both the boards and the tools and guided things but she did a lot of the work. I dug out a old shop apron for her to wear and put a pencil and tape measure in the pockets, and she did all the measuring and marking.
I’m putting it up here 1) because it was a fun little project to use up some scraps, and because I thing she will get a big kick out of getting to see the picture of her work up online.
-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/