Workbench for my Daughters

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Project by Frankton posted 03-06-2010 06:53 AM 1701 views 8 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like me, the older one started at three. and Litle Sister is starting at 2, but not really there yet.
Big Sister is almost 5 now and lil sis is 2+

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 06:57 AM

Right arm, Dad!

There are lots of gal woodworkers at the local shop – most of them can put my shirt in the dirt with their talents.

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 07:06 AM


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 07:06 AM

This is the cutest picture I ever saw.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 07:08 AM

Very nice & cute workbench for the “cute” only. I like this educational game play, she is trained to wear ear muffler while working with the least noisy power tool, unless she has to share the same workshop time with you. Great job on the workbench & the training.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-06-2010 07:20 AM

Great job to include them at this age. Makes them you buddy for life.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-06-2010 07:26 AM

My little girl is 1 month old today. I can see this already. Nice design on the bench by the way.

-- Matt -

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#7 posted 03-06-2010 07:31 AM

Yep it is all about getting them compfortable with the safty equipment. She knows shop saftey more than my wife does. We have all kind of toys to improve hammer skill and accuracy and safety. I learned the hard way with black and blue thumb nails. She already has better hammer skills than I did at her age. She is almost 5 now and has a flotilla of boats and a huge number of bird houses all over our property. And she has real tools like a coping saw and a 12v ryobi drill. The toy tools have been handed down to her younger sister

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 07:35 AM

Awwwwww. She’s cute as a BUG!!

But she doesn’t have enough clamps ;-)

PLEASE tell me you’re new to LJ’s?

Oh, good. You are.

Wood GROWS faster than my projects get built. I had the sickening feeling that you were just banging these projects out in a couple of hours :-)

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 03-06-2010 07:38 AM

I can make this so fast because I have child labor… LOL j/k. This is a great sight!

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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#10 posted 03-06-2010 08:04 AM

Workbench? What Workbench? Oh Yeah!! I had a hard time getting past those Two Little Angels! Good for you Dad!!

Wecome to LumberJocks Chip! Great Bunch of Guys & Gals on here! Pleased to have you with us.


-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#11 posted 03-06-2010 09:09 AM

Sweet! Really reminded me of my granddaughters at that age – My little shopgirls.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#12 posted 03-06-2010 10:07 AM work you’ve ever done man. Take the time to enjoy them…they’ll be gone tomorrow.

-- Life is a sales job.

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#13 posted 03-06-2010 10:57 AM

We need more LJ woman. Way to go Dad! Loved the pictures – Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 03-06-2010 01:19 PM

so precious!!!
What a wonderful experience for them and for you and now for us!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 03-06-2010 01:41 PM

great to see . Glad little gals are getting into woodworking. In my day, it was a no-no. To learn & teach myself was a real challenge. Way to go DAD

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