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Project by Steve Erwin posted 12-23-2015 05:07 AM 999 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas last year, I built my son his own wooden tool set and toolbox. So this year I decided he needed his own workbench.

I’m usually not a fan of building temporary furniture (cribs, changing tables, etc), so I found a way to have this one project serve double or triple duty.

  1. it’s a toddler-size workbench for my 1st son
  2. it’s a toddler-size workbench that will survive my 1st son and still be around for my soon to be 2nd son to play with (due 3/14/16)
  3. it’s the perfect height for me to sit on while I work at my adult-size workbench, so, technically, it’s not in my way :-)
  4. it’s the perfect height as an adult-size sawbench
  5. it will work swimmingly as a mud room bench later in life

This was my first time making that dovetail joint. Kind’ve a pain to mark it and tune the fit. I think I got lucky.

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. - http://honeydowoodworking.blogspot.com





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#1 posted 12-23-2015 07:24 AM

Congratulations,

never too soon to start. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 10:16 AM

Bravo. Fine job.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 02:08 PM

Thanks, guys. My wife thinks I made it too smooth. “It’s gonna break your heart when he beats it with his mallet.”

// Eh. Let him. Better he bangs on this than the hardwood floor. //

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. - http://honeydowoodworking.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 12-23-2015 03:34 PM

Very nice project and love to double duty Idea.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 05:37 PM

Very nice! I have this on plan for the next week, my son has also started to work in the shop and needs a bench his height. I like your thought process for the repurposing of the bench! Looks really good!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 06:02 PM

Bonus photo of my son after finishing his first birdhouse. Our first project together.

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. - http://honeydowoodworking.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 12-24-2015 03:05 AM

AWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEE!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 12-24-2015 02:01 PM

Outstanding… in so many ways.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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