Another school project

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Project by GenerationWW posted 11-03-2013 01:09 PM 4331 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My seven year old had a school project coming up. With Thanksgiving around the corner, they had to make a house that the Native Americans built and lived in. He chose to make a plank house and I found out that they were made with cedar. Knowing this I saw another opportunity to get my boy in the shop with me.

We had a blast, he was a little discouraged that I made him nail every piece by hand. I guess I should have put away the pneumatic gun sitting next to him before hand. My explanation, ” you have to know how to nail with a hammer before you use a gun”. Being seven he didn’t understand. Anyway he was very pleased with the outcome and I am very pleased with the time spent together!

Every piece of wood on the plank house is Cedar, the shop smelled great!

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#1 posted 11-03-2013 01:23 PM

He did great! Remember the Native Americans did not have air guns… LOL Enjoy the time together!

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 01:26 PM

You both should get an A for precious time together. Nice build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 10:37 PM

Looks like a fun project,it’s great when we can doing woodworking with our kids.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 11:51 AM

Quality time. Quality project. Good memories

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 06:46 PM

Quality time with your son and getting him in something that you both will cherish.

-- Jim Earl

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 09:49 PM

He did do a great job, he even surprised me and made a hole in the roof to put cotton on it to imitate smoke…. pretty cool! Thanks everyone for your comments, I will pass them on to him.

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#7 posted 11-04-2013 10:47 PM

When he gets it back from school you could put a floor in it and turn it into a bird house.

Quality time with the kids …. priceless!

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 07:38 PM

The bird house idea is a good idea. Good thinking!

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