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03-23-2019 07:22 PM

My woodworking club sponsors a birdhouse day every spring. Today we had 50 kids make houses. We show them how the parts are made then have them assemble the birdhouses. The club shop was really busy today.


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#1 posted 03-23-2019 07:49 PM

Beautiful sight!

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#2 posted 03-23-2019 07:59 PM

A special event…

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#3 posted 03-23-2019 08:39 PM

I would so like to be involved in something like this. Nice!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 03-23-2019 09:34 PM

That is really a great event for the kids!!

Jim

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#5 posted 03-24-2019 01:11 AM

Wood master, I was thinking of doing something like this at my son’s preschool in a couple weeks. They are having construction week. Did you have everything precut, predrilled etc? Assemble with screws?

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#6 posted 03-24-2019 01:36 AM

GREAT JOB :<)))))))))))

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#7 posted 03-24-2019 04:02 AM

This is fantastic- I wish more LJ’s would be interested. If I recall a few years ago we had 2 known YouTube LJ members who promoted something like this, but you had to purchase a $kit…
Best to you

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#8 posted 03-24-2019 05:11 AM


Wood master, I was thinking of doing something like this at my son s preschool in a couple weeks. They are having construction week. Did you have everything precut, predrilled etc? Assemble with screws?

- Snipes


We cut and predrill all the parts and assemble with screws. Part of the program is we show the kids how the wood is processed including safety on the machines. We got the cedar for free. The company that donated the cedar is a wholesaler that distributes to the big box stores. They gave us 2’ pieces which works out great for the birdhouse. We got enough for three years of birdhouses (approx. 800 pcs). It’s awesome to have people like that. The manager wanted to come and watch but had another commitment. I am sure as long as he’s in charge we won’t have to worry about having cedar. We had club members help with the demos and assembly. It’s nice to have a club shop to be able to pull it off with 2 groups of 25 – 30 kids in each session. It cost the kids nothing plus they get cookies and something to drink at the end. We do make an extra 50 bird houses for people to buy at $10 to pay for supplies not donated.

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#9 posted 03-24-2019 11:41 AM

wow that is super cool. Anything that gets skids unplugged and interested in making things is a great success!

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#10 posted 03-24-2019 01:18 PM

Thanks for the great breakdown!!

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#11 posted 03-24-2019 01:27 PM

How AWESOME is that!!! I will have to look for a woodworking club once we get moved.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 03-24-2019 04:30 PM



How AWESOME is that!!! I will have to look for a woodworking club once we get moved.

- EarlS


If you move to the Ft. Wayne Indiana area the club has a shop that supplies glue, sandpaper and use of the equipment six days a week. They have classes every Wednesday night for different types of woodworking. All for the exorbitant cost of $50.00 dollars a year. We have 300 plus members but the busiest the shop is no more the 14 people at anytime.

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