J's workbench (kids)

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Project by xcuse4tools posted 10-30-2018 09:11 PM 1626 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every kid needs a work bench. My kids didn’t really show a lot of interest in woodworking until they had homes of their own. I now have a Grandson that enjoys helping his Mom and Dad when they are working in their shop. I wanted to try to make a work bench with a working vise that used a lead screw made of wood. It turned out nicely and works well. Materials are pine 2×4 for top with 2×6 skirt. Legs are CCA 4×4. Lead screw is from 3/4 inch oak dowel. It may be slighty aspirational, since the Grandson is just turning 3, but you can’t start too early – right.

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 09:54 PM

You know a lot of grown woodworkers are gonna be envious of your Grandson now. Nice bench shrunk to kids sized.

Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 10:54 PM

Great work – do you mind sharing the dimensions of the bench – my son will turn 3 in January and I can’t think of a better gift for him

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#3 posted 10-31-2018 01:27 AM

Nice bench. I’m a little jealous. I think your grandson has a better bench than I do ;)

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#4 posted 10-31-2018 02:23 PM

i want one…

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#5 posted 10-31-2018 09:21 PM

Can’t start too soon!
Mine use theirs all the time while I’m in the shop:

After this was taken I helped them use a brace to drill 1/2” holes in the top, into which they constantly pound pegs with their big wooden hammer. It’s endless fun for them.

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