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Forum topic by johndeereb posted 12-03-2016 06:26 AM 500 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2016 06:26 AM

Can you help me think of some tools or ideas to make my son a play area in my work shop? We have 4 boys but our youngest is 3 and kind of left out. What are some safe tools or ideas that I haven’t thought of myself?

Also, anyone have recommendations for favorite toy tools? Looking for a few like power drill etc. There are lots on amazon but does anyone have any that are particularly nice? We have a few but they are very cheap/low quality. Thanks for any help!

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 07:24 AM

My daughter has been in the shop with me since she was about two, almost five now. I haven’t bought her any toy tools yet. She was always content playing with scraps and small plastic clamps. One of her favorite things was a piece of pine with a lot of holes to put dowels into. Her first tool use was just a cheap round file, not very sharp. She had a lot of fun using it like a hand saw. Her favorite tool is her small eggbeater hand drillI. Very common and cheap to be found. I chucked a wood screw in it with the point in the chuck side. That one will keep her entertained for quite awhile. It just had to have purple handles though. I would think his own tool tote would be good for him to pack around and fill up too. Lately, she pretty fond of my tack hammers.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 11:38 PM

My kids like the scrap pieces also. A marker and different pieces of scrap keep them busy. When my son was about the same age as yours I let him use my 1/4 sheet sander. He felt like he was doing something important .

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