I may have previously mentioned that I don’t actually know anything about woodworking. I have these two benches, but not much idea what to do with them. Children’s books to the rescue! In Sweden apparently hand-tool based woodworking is alive and well and is taught to children.
I got “Min Första Snickarboken” (My first carpentry book) and it not only has lots of good projects (not including a five-story treehouse, although Charlotte is sure that we will make that soon), it also has good bench accessories. Following the directions of the book, I’ve made bench hooks for both her Japanese saw and my Western saw, and I know how to make a holder for big and small dowels.
It is difficult to work on a single project with my daughter, who has the attention span of a gnat. But today we used a mitre box to make cuts in a piece of board (she likes to saw) so we have pieces for a small frame. Quite inaccurate pieces. But we will nail them together anyway, cause that’s what we’re like.
-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...