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    Fun day in the shop

    My wife and I home school our youngest son, and today was my day to teach... so we built this:






    just a simple birdhouse, I did all of the cutting of course,but he measured and laid it out with a little assistance, and he did most of the glue and assembully with me.

    He'll paint it with some Killz later on, and then we'll put it on a tree. First of several we'll be building in the next few weeks.
    -Ned

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    Nothing simple about it Ned. Good job on both of your parts!



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    Well done.

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    a job well done dad.

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    Remember--------

    ------if you can do it, thank a teacher; if you can eat it, thank a farmer; and it can just be free to do, thank a troop in the red, whie and blue.

    Ned; home teaching is a great challenge, I admire you for taking it.

    Ray Gerdes in beautiful Texas.

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    Way to go Teach!
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    I'm surprised you ccd still works right in your camera after that bright smile!

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    Ned I have to say Mark is right. Nothing like a job well done!

    Well Done at that !!!
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Hi,

    The pictures are great. I assume the education was also.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    That smile says it all. Well done, Ned. Times like that are the remembered ones.

    A suggestion, if I may... For the next project you might want find your son a small box step or riser to stand on when he's running things like the drill. (Or find a lower worktable for him.) That way he doesn't have to hold the tool so high. Also a vise or clamp to hold the workpiece would likely make it easier for him. I don't have a vise that would hold something the size of his birdhouse, but I'd put a parallel clamp on the edge of the bottom and use another clamp or two to hold the first clamp to the worktable.
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