Workbench for Grandson

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Project by NoSlivers posted 04-21-2012 07:14 PM 2351 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Haven’t posted anything for quite a long time, but other things often impose on my hobby-time. My daughter and grandson(s) are visiting soon and I was asked to make a workbench for the eldest of the 2. (Incidentally, he’s the one pictured in a highchair I built in one of my earliest posts) – how the time does fly!... but I digress…
This is a simple bench made of douglas fir. The span between the legs is a M&T joint and the stretcher has a sliding dovetail on each end. It’s 20” in height; for a (currently) appropriate working height for the intended “client”. I placed a tape measure on the bench to help provide scale. I’ll be tacking a pegboard tool rack to it to hang his tools on once he arrives. Thanks for looking.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 10:10 PM

Great bench! I like those through-tenons. Should work out very well for your grandson.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 11:56 PM

That’s great, you are an awesome grandpa, I bet he’ll love it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 01:01 AM

Nice Job on it. Look forward to seeing what kind of project the two of you can accomplish on it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 01:03 AM

A great and worthwhile endeavor! Hope you show him how to build things for himself. That would be a memory he will always have to treasure. Great work.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 03:06 PM

Looks like a great place to start.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 06:20 PM

Very nice, he is gonna love it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 02:03 PM

Great looking bench. I might be stealing this idea for my little guy.

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