Roubo Jr.

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Project by midnightww posted 02-28-2017 12:25 AM 2175 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made my son his own workbench for his 5th birthday. It is made from select 4×4 df lumber from the home center. He loves playing wack-a-mole with the bench dogs and messing with the wagon vise. I also made him the tool rack from the PW plans for his budding tool collection.

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 01:26 AM

I love it. Especially the photos of your little buddy working away. What a great project.

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 05:34 AM

Beautiful, who could ask for more?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 02-28-2017 09:12 AM

Great bench for the beginning of a young man’s woodworking journey!

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 11:27 AM

Well it’s official… your son has a nicer bench than me

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#5 posted 02-28-2017 01:01 PM

Very cool – he’s going to love it!

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#6 posted 02-28-2017 01:15 PM

You have done a wonderful thing for your son in the building of this bench. He’ll learn so many things if he develops a good steady lasting interest in woodworking. Congratulations; it’s a fine bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-28-2017 03:39 PM

Sweet Bench! I hope to build my son one like that in a few years.

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#8 posted 02-28-2017 03:52 PM

Sweet Bench! I hope to build my son one like that in a few years.

- JJ304

Thanks, it is worth it, to hear him ask if we can go out to the garage and make something on his bench all the time.

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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#9 posted 02-28-2017 04:03 PM

major Dad points. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 02-28-2017 04:24 PM


-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#11 posted 03-01-2017 03:59 PM

What a lucky son, what a lucky father.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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