Build a Bluebird House

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A great plan for teaching woodworking

Overall dimensions: 9"w × 71⁄2"d × 11"h

In this–the magazine’s first installment in teaching woodworking to kids–11 year-old Collin Kidd from Parkersburg, West Virginia, and I make a bluebird house out of decayresistant cedar. In the process, I introduce him to a variety of tools and show him how to use them safely. I separated the tasks so that the more challenging steps (work done at the tablesaw and jointer, for instance, and shown here in blue) are the ones I performed while Collin did the rest.

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