Kids Workbench Build #7: Legs Done.. On To The End Caps..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 09-14-2014 09:10 PM 1511 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: It Has Legs!! Well... Two Of Them.. Part 7 of Kids Workbench Build series Part 8: Getting Started On The Vises... »

Today we finished up the back 2 splayed legs. Now we have a tiny bench like appliance in the shop that just needs some vises and a toolwell (along with stretchers and final assembly).

Pic series for that part..

Then we started fitting the end caps so the wagon vise build can begin..

Then once the DT was cut I realized I had forgotten to add the filler strip to the bottom of the bench to make the skirt after the legs the same width as the end caps. I’ll have to add those and try to work in a small dovetail to tie it all together. Oh well.. They still came out as some of the best DT cut yet. This is right off the saw no fitting!

One down.. one more to go…

Stay tuned!!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 09:42 PM

looks way better ‘n mine! The young man looks pleased.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 10:17 PM

Thanks Kevin! He is having a great time banging on stuff lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Don W

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 12:01 AM

you need to make the legs replaceable. He’ll grow up faster than you think is possible. Nice progress.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 12:27 AM

Very nice indeed. Better bench than mine, too.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 02:02 AM

Simply awesome, I hope it catches on with pleasure

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 09-15-2014 01:40 PM

Hells yeah! Spectacular.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 09-15-2014 04:48 PM

If I had a Hammer, ...I’d hammer in the morning,
...I’d hammer in the evening, ...all over this land…

Every time I see your little helper this tune come to mind. :-)
My 6 yr. old Great-Grandson visits my shop once or twice a month, much to my pleasure. He has his own bench (albeit not as classy as that of your apprentice’s) and loves to nail my cut off scraps together into imagined treasures.
The love of woodworking and it’s practical applications can be instilled from an early age and is a gift that keeps on giving.

His Bench is looking Great.
Work Safely and have Fun. Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#8 posted 09-17-2014 11:15 AM

Looking great! What an awesome project, hope I get to do that as well!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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