Grandson's work bench for Christmas

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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 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

A super looking bench a great gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 937 days ago

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


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

Beautiful, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

Great job.

I bet he really loves it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 937 days ago

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 937 days ago

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 936 days ago

Very cool… neat gift idea.

-- Jim Stilwell

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#15 posted 750 days ago

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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