|Project by WhiskeyWaters||posted 01-26-2008 03:10 AM||3097 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
Here’s the finished workbench I’ve been blogging about -
For those that don’t know, my kids built this thing over the last two weeks? or so. The top is half inch ply and a quarter inch hardboard, since sooner or later the top will be destroyed. Sooner or later (well, this weekend if I get my own workbench back) I shall make a pair of braces for each side. I plan on routing the kid’s names in it, so I won’t be putting those pics online. It’s roughly 51” L x 25” D x 30” H.
I put casters on her as my woodworking projects have been kicked out of the room and into the wild outdoors. Better that way, less clean up and more fertilizer. The paint is chalkboard spraypaint, and I have yet (yet mind you) to put the promised flames on it.
IMPO, that chalkboard paint is worth it’s weight in kiddie gold. And not bad on the bench; I can lay out a line or project full size and just…wipe it away when I’m finished.
Second picture is a puzzle the kids helped build – I stole it outta MAKE: Magazine #12. Basically, get the two marbles to stay in both holes, at the same time. The dowel runs through the piece and comes out the other side by about a quarter of an inch. I’ll let a commentator post the trick.
My hint though? Centrifugal force – at least, I think that’s what it was called. I passed physics, I just can’t remember the terminology.
-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.