Mini-workbench for my son

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Project by JoshLawson posted 12-24-2014 02:39 AM 2324 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many other of you, I love to join my hobby of woodworking with family time whenever possible. A big part of that is passing on some of the woodworking/hands on skills to my 3 year old son. So for Christmas this year, I built him a simple pine workbench that’s a mini version of what I have, which he loves.

It’s made from construction grade pine 2×4 stock, laminated 15” wide top (the same width as my planer… how convenient!). I also installed my first woodworking vise on it, which served me well for a couple years before upgrading to my current workbench. The pegboard back give him some space to store his newly acquired tools.

So far it’s been used for stacking cutoffs from my last project, but hopefully we’ll do some simple projects as he gets older.

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 03:44 AM

Father of the Year, from a seed will grow a redwood!

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 05:24 AM

Great bench for a great kid! He obviously likes it!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 02:41 PM

Oh yes. He is happy happy happy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 12-25-2014 12:31 AM

Wonderful, what a lucky son to have you as a dad.
Merry ChristMads. ;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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