Sawbench/Kids Workbench

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Project by 12strings posted 148 days ago 648 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this sawbench, along with another one without the ripping notch(not pictured). I hand-sawed the half-laps that hold up the top, then simply screwed them in with enough clearance to safely flatten the top with my jointer plane. It definitely beats sawing on my tool chest…which tends to roll around. You can see I’ve already cut into the ripping notch a few times.

I also drilled a couple of 1/2 holes in the top and gave the kids some dowels. It is the perfect height for the kids to hammer on…and I even made the wooden hammer…out of a 2×4 with a utility knife.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 148 days ago

That is neat and handy for ripping with a hand saw! You have some cute little helpers willing to try it out!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#2 posted 142 days ago

Great job! Looks like the kids are having fun with the cool workbench and hammer.

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#3 posted 105 days ago

Nice bench. Lovely to have the kids in the shop!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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