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Project by joeyinsouthaustin posted 594 days ago 1047 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A long the lines of… the cobbler’s children have no shoes, I don’t make much for the family. This project was a Melissa and Doug’s birdhouse gift. The primary carpenter was my 4 year old daughter, and the reason this project was awesome. Lesson’s learned: (1) In some cases you got to give up the idea of doing it all your self, and just get it done. (2) A four year old works best with the fat stubby screw drivers. (3) Reminded that the things you make your self, trump all the other gifts. (4) Getting stuck in the snow in the midwest, and being forced to take time off was GREAT. As far as also being a partial review of the kit. It delivered as promised, and no one had to wait for daddy to finally get around to getting the parts cut him self. :)

-- Who is John Galt?

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#1 posted 594 days ago

I see a happy littke girl holding her beautiful litlte birdhouse. Nice little project to do with the kids! It looks fantastic! Now all you have to do is wait for Spring!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 594 days ago

Great project and a great big smile, makes getting snowed in worth it.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#3 posted 594 days ago

That time spent is priceless. She did a great job.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 594 days ago

Yep, that is the best project you’ll ever do! She is an absolute doll! And the birdhouse turned out well. She looks so proud of it in the pic.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 594 days ago

Nice birdhouse. What a lucky bird to live in this house.

-- Janiece

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#6 posted 593 days ago

Children and grandchildren make the best projects! We are lucky that way!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#7 posted 593 days ago

LOL! Another blooming woodworker, Great story, clever girl, lucky dad!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 592 days ago

Watch those little hands turn in those screws must have been a thrill. Her expression says it all. How cute she is. Nice birdhouse, Daddy.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 592 days ago

Thank you all for your kind words. She has been pretending to rebuild it for several days now.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#10 posted 590 days ago

Great job she did and a lot of fun for you as well . Where did you get the kit ?

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#11 posted 588 days ago

The kit was a christmas present. This is from their website but I am sure it can be found at amazon. It would honestly be sooo easy to make your self. But I think folks have understood why that was beside the point.

-- Who is John Galt?

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