Grandson's work bench for Christmas

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Project by mikethetermite posted 01-07-2012 12:47 AM 1804 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made my Grandson this work bench for Christmas. The back with light was made to be put on a sears cart. Even added a vise. My Grandson said it needed a drawer, so it now has a drawer.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 01:02 AM

This is really nice, Mike!

I’m sure the drawer will come in handy!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 01:36 AM

If it’s for the kids I’m all for it. Great Looking and with a draw it’s twice as nice!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 02:39 AM

Yep, just shows what you can do when time and money are no object, and it’s for grand kids.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 02:45 AM

A super looking bench a great gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 02:52 AM

Beautiful work station! He is going to love it! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 03:03 AM

Has been, Yep you are right when it comes to grand kids time and money are no object.
2/3 of my projects are for the grandkids.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 04:24 AM

Beautiful, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 01-07-2012 04:51 AM

Great job Mike, That should keep him busy for a bit…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 01-07-2012 05:16 AM

My ten year-old son just got his own hand tools for Chirstmas. His first project is going to be his own tool box. His 2nd project is going to be his own workbench. I really like your design. Great job.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#10 posted 01-07-2012 05:25 AM

Really nice bench! Looks small enough to move around fairly easily. I really like that it doesn’t have 4 individual legs attached at each corner. I built a quick bench from construction scraps and when I came to the realization of all the pro’s of two side ‘legs’ and four ‘feet’ spreading out down low, I fell in love with the finished product. Now I need to take some lessons from you so my next one won’t be hideous or weigh 300 pounds like my current one!

-- "To do is to learn. A brilliant man once said that... I think he had a beard, too." - Joe Burns, HTML Goodies

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#11 posted 01-07-2012 05:44 AM

Great job.

I bet he really loves it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 01-07-2012 06:58 AM

That is one COOL kids bench!
... would even be a nice Adult bench for various things…

I know he will love it and will last him a major part of his life…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 01-07-2012 08:19 AM

I’d say his first design design was a good one! Excellent gift!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#14 posted 01-07-2012 05:11 PM

Very cool… neat gift idea.

-- Jim Stilwell

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#15 posted 07-12-2012 03:20 AM

What kind of wood is that on the base and how did you finish it to give it that look? Its beautiful

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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