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Old 03-03-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
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Ok, so I am a 15 boy who has to stay busy. And, i was wondering if anyone had any project ideas. I'm very good with my hands and I'm very mechanically inclined. But with summer coming soon I was thinking "You know, I don't really have any big projects for this summer". So naturally i came here. Got any ideas?

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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Put up flyers in your neighbourhood and give some seniors a helping hand

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Look for nonprofit groups doing home repair. Around here we have a few, including one that builds ramps for wheelchair bound people who can't afford to pay for a ramp.
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Look for nonprofit groups doing home repair. Around here we have a few, including one that builds ramps for wheelchair bound people who can't afford to pay for a ramp.
We have them here too, but few will take on the liability of a 15-year-old volunteer. Especially to do construction. Our church youth group does a mission trip to another part of the state every year to do home repairs for old folks. Even for that, they must be at least 16.

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Another option is if your served by a volunteer center, see what nonprofits in the area have needs for. http://www.handsonnetwork.org/ is a starting point.
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These are great but i volunteer almost everyday after school. I try to volunteer in the summer as well, but i was looking for some projects like last summer I built an outhouse for an old neighbor. It seems like a small project, but i was busy working also. But do to the economy most people don't want to hire 15 year olds if they don't need it. So this year I have nothing to do really
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Build outdoor furniture; benches, adirondack chairs. Sell 'em to make a little money for next year's car insurance.
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Build outdoor furniture; benches, adirondack chairs. Sell 'em to make a little money for next year's car insurance.
That's actually a really good idea. Thanks.
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Custom dog houses.....

You would be amazed at how good you can make a dog house look after build the basic frame....

As soon as we finish the 2-story addition we will get another dog and I'll build him a dog house....I plan to make the front of it so that it hinges open....it will make it a lot easier to clean out....it will also be built on legs so I don't have to worry about it being in contact with the ground when it rains....

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