Handmade Portraits #4: Handmade Portraits: Birdhouseaccents

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Blog entry by Etsy posted 06-18-2009 12:16 AM 2720 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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(music by Two Dark Birds, animation by JuliaPott)

It took Fred Jakubiec from Birdhouseaccents 25 years before he made building birdhouses his full-time job. It was well worth the wait. After 13 years as Area Supervisor at various fast food establishments, a stint at a steel mill and years of driving for Fed Ex, Fred decided working for other people just wasn’t fun anymore.

He and his partner Lynn Patrick regularly took trips to Amish country to go thrifting and flea market shopping. During one visit, Fred discovered primitive style woodworking, and it was then that knew he found his calling. Building birdhouses and decorating them with special recycled accents was the perfect niche for this one time woodworking tinkerer turned birdhouse entrepreneur.

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 01:28 AM

Very Informative!! Thanks for the post!

Great to see another Cousteau Society person. Got to tour the society and the Calypso (before the accident).

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

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 02:35 AM

what a great video!
very well done.

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 05:00 AM

Isn’t that great!

Inspirational, Thanks…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 05:25 AM

Looking good.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 02:45 PM

Find something you love and you will never have to work another day in your life!

Well Done!

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 06-22-2009 05:11 AM

super video

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