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Online Joelm

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Christmas gift for my kids: Builder Boards
« on: December 26, 2019, 06:02 PM »
Last year my wife bought me a book by Jack McKee called "Builder Boards How to build the Take-Apart Playhouse" and wanted me to make a set for my kids. https://woodshop4kids.com/builder-boards/

I bought 5 sheets of plywood in June and only just finished in time for Christmas. My kids are super happy with their playhouse and we can't wait for the weather to dry up around here so we can set up a new playhouse outside.

Thanks FOG members for answering my questions throughout the project. It was greatly appreciate. During the build I bought several tools I needed and built a custom router table that was invaluable to doing template work on 4' long boards. I'll post a few WIP images of the process. 

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Online Joelm

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Re: Christmas gift for my kids: Builder Boards
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 06:07 PM »
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I had to cut close to 100 individual boards measuring between 4' and 5 1/2".

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My template created using my Kapex and it's trenching feature.

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A view of my router table. I was adding a 45 degree chamfer to each notch.

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Soooo many boards

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Soooo much sanding

Offline Scott in Bend

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Re: Christmas gift for my kids: Builder Boards
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 07:40 PM »
I like it and nice work.  The playhouse is awesome and has almost as many parts as a Fast Cap workbench.  [big grin]

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Christmas gift for my kids: Builder Boards
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 12:39 AM »
Well done  [thumbs up]

Kids will never forget that house  [big grin]
Mario

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Christmas gift for my kids: Builder Boards
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 08:53 PM »
Nice work.  I am sure the kids will love it.

PS - I am also jealous of your router table setup.

Offline jarbroen

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Re: Christmas gift for my kids: Builder Boards
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 10:49 AM »
That's a lot of parts!  That looks like sanding purgatory... lol
Agreed on the nice router table setup.

This Christmas I agreed to finally build my girls the loft beds I kept promising... man, that was a lot more work than anticipated.
And they aren't quite done.
I just have to remember how excited the kids get about stuff and that's enough reward to keep working. :D