Jack McKee

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Location: Bellingham, Washington

I started out as a handyman which evolved into building small boats, remodeling, and building equipment for special needs kids. When my kids went to school I followed them in as a volunteer and found I really liked working with kids. I got one job at a Montessori school teaching "shop" to 4-6 year olds and another for the parks teaching woodwoking to 6-12 year olds. It was great fun and I became fascinated by how to help kids use tools. I taught for the parks for 20 years.
When I was teaching parents and teachers kept asking the same questions about how to set woodwoking up for kids so I wrote, Woodshop for Kids, 52 projects kids can build. At the Montessori school I designed a playhouse kids could put together and take apart themselves, like big Lincoln Logs and this turned into a book (Builder Boards) too.
I''m semi retired now but still do projects with kids.

-- Jack,

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commented on Builder Boards, a playhouse kids build themselves 02-16-2018 05:37 AM
added project The Recycled Doll House 07-28-2017 05:05 PM
added blog entry Five Projects to Help Kids Learn the Craft of Nailing 07-25-2017 11:09 PM
commented on The Mirror Steerer 07-04-2017 11:19 PM
added blog entry Kids and the Hand Operaterd Drill Press 07-01-2017 09:41 PM
added blog entry Amanda's Gift 07-01-2017 08:01 PM
commented on Happy Canada Day - Kids Woodworking 07-01-2017 02:48 PM
added blog entry Carved Skateboards 04-06-2017 02:06 AM
commented on The Rope Machine 03-24-2017 05:11 AM
added project The Rope Machine 03-23-2017 11:01 PM
commented on My "Box Joint" Bench Project 03-10-2017 02:41 AM
added project The Mirror Steerer 03-07-2017 06:33 PM
added project The Marble Roll 03-07-2017 06:22 PM
added project My Wife's Toolbox 02-24-2017 06:42 PM
commented on The Mirror Steerer 02-23-2017 05:29 PM

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 08:30 PM

What a wonderful job on this Jack…and welcome to LJ’s by the way. You have proven even kids can love woodwork

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 02:30 AM

Welcome to Lj.
You Sir…..have your heart in the right place.
The school system there should be proud of you.
i absolutely LOVE the Builder Board idea ….
Thank you for haring this with us.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 06:55 AM

Hello Jack. It is good to have another woodworker from Washington. This is an awesome project. If my kids were younger, I would be in the shop right now making a set for them.

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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