busy birdhouse building boy.

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Project by jcsterling posted 06-27-2013 02:03 AM 1175 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so what do you do with a little one while school is out of session and you still have to make a living? I thought it would be a good idea to teach my little boy some skills using his hands so we decided to make some birdhouses. he draws up the plans and I interpret them and fabricate the components. he then assembles and decorates (or paints ) his completed projects. lately he has been using advertising license plates for the birdhouse roofs . Anybody out there got a line on metal plates ???? not the tags but advertising plates usually put on the front of cars. Anyway he enjoys making these and it has earned him some cash to buy legos

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 02:05 AM

nice :) looks like a lot of fun for all!

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 02:27 AM

LOL! All right! Hope the birds can read.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 02:28 AM

Now that is how you are supposed to baby sit!

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 02:32 AM

Outstanding..!!! Those are times and moments that build solid foundations with your child.
Good job brother.

-- Jay, Taunton, Massachusetts - "Cry havoc and let rip the dogs of sawdust"

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 02:36 AM

Yes! That’s what I’m talkin about!

His plans are right up my alley (no Sketch Up thingys for us)

I love the written instructions so the birds know where to enter and which birds are to use each house. What a great young man! He can come work in my shop anytime.

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2013 12:04 PM

That’s the idea! Never thought of the license plate thingy. Great job by the little fellow. The next generation woodworker.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#7 posted 06-27-2013 01:10 PM

Good idea, try a local car dealer and see if they have old ones they are not using any longer.

-- Chris K

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#8 posted 06-27-2013 02:10 PM

Very cool… Looks like you have found just the thing to occupy the summer months :) Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#9 posted 06-27-2013 02:18 PM

Nice going, Dad. You’re starting him early and it looks like he really likes it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-27-2013 04:30 PM

hey there john, a great way for him to spend the summer, learning and being with his dad, thats great…i bet his bird houses are selling really well, if i come across some good plates ill send them to you…i did notice the shop area and will not say a word, as i know how easy it can get that way…lol….keep at it.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 06-28-2013 05:34 PM

nice had my boy help me in shop and he did the same thing went out and got legos lol

-- greg indiana

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#12 posted 06-29-2013 02:45 PM

Way to go John, I like your son’s thinking “build bird houses, sell them, buy Legos, build something”. He is off to a good start.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 07-01-2013 01:59 PM

Cool birdhouses! Great to see family bonding and quality time spent. Way to go!

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