1st Project with bonus child labor: Birdfeeders

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Project by Swyftfeet posted 07-11-2012 09:04 PM 1531 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my(kinda) first woodworking project. I was going to take the nephews, up to NY from NM, to the bosses summer cottage to go fishing, but schedules got mixed up and they fell through, so I had to figure out something else for us to do over 2 days with kids that I see like every other year.

I am not sure what I was thinking trying to be a good uncle, and I am sure it goes down as some sort of crime against craftsmanship and woodworking to have a a complete novice as a project manager. But this was our efforts and results.

I let them use the power tools with the exception of the Table Saw, with some real hovercoptering about machine safety.

Built with cedar, a brad nailer and spray painted. UGH i know.

Plans were from

-- Brian

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 12:08 AM

I see some big smiles so I call that a win! I’m sure the hungry birds will be smiling/chirping too once there’s some food put in the feeders. :)

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 04:46 AM

cool beans

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 11:32 AM

Get ‘em started early is what i say. As long as you sent them home with a smile and all of their fingers, you played the uncle role perfectly. I hope those bird feeders had tops added before you filled them up or you will be getting inquiries about attracting squirrels before you know it.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 11:36 AM

Teaching a young person, what can be wrong with that. Good uncle!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 02:54 AM

Great job – As we say, more than a project was made. Memories made as well. Nice!

-- Michael and Matthew

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