Table saw stand

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Project by dirtylantz posted 02-20-2012 04:44 PM 2871 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table saw stand made by my daughter and I a few weeks ago. Project that just needed to be done. Found some time while my youngest (6mo. old) was taking a nap. Made with some scraps that I had lying around the shop. Nothin fancy, pretty underbuilt, but it beats the heck out of the 2ft tv stand that it was on before. And, more importantly, It gave my daughter and I a few hours of building in the garage together.
Cherry plywood top, pine pallet wood base, and the help of a 5 year old.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 05:21 PM

Looks like you have a good little eager helper there :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 05:24 PM

Adorable daughter and some fun time together. Good project.

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 06:17 PM

Thats great when the little ones show interest, and I think the stand came out very nice. Be sure to tell her that from me. I have a little girl as well that just built a calmp stand with me, she’s just 7 and thinks the saw is too loud so I need to cut everything and then call her in for assembly and finish, but I will take what I can get.

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

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 06:25 PM

That is great time bonding with your daughter, I use to do that with my daughter teaching her to cook. Now I do it with my grand daughter.

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 06:44 PM

Oh, ya, she’ll have no part of the saw. When the saw turns on, she is out the door until i’m done. She sure knows how to dress for the shop huh.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 02-20-2012 07:13 PM

Father and daughter in the shop! What a joy it is.
My daugher and I have very clear memories of her at that age in my shop and I bet you and your beautiful daugher will too!
Woodworking, it brings wood together as well as family!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 02-20-2012 08:08 PM

Great memories being made! My girls would glue and nail scraps together. And I would bet you’ve already been asked to make a “custom” cut on a scrap for her little personal project, huh?

A bit of advice from one dad to another…tell the princess to never hammer nails into trees! haha Otherwise, you’ll have a yard full of ‘em!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#8 posted 02-20-2012 08:40 PM

ha, ya, i’ve made a few asthetic cuts and random holes. Thats fine with me. eventually, those seemingly random cuts and holes will develop purposes, and the little cogs and wheels in her head will start to really turn. Just glad that I am blessed enough to be a part of something that she loves to do. I learned woodworking early on from my dad and grandpa. What I thought was just busy work when I was a kid, I now realize was a very special time for them and for me.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 04:38 AM

Very nice. What was your daughter able to do ? I have a 9 year old niece who is very curious about my tools but she hates the noise too.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 01:44 PM

She was holding pieces together while i drilled and screwed them together. She also made a pretty handy tape measure handler. Eventually while i was putting it together her mind wandered and she got started on her own project, which consisted of drawing pictures on a block of wood for mom.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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#11 posted 02-21-2012 02:45 PM

That smile says it all, any time shared with your kids is special, and if they are also happy, you are way ahead
of the game. The stand is rather nice also. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 02-25-2013 02:34 AM

Hmm, cool hat, knack for working the wood, doesn’t like the power saw, looks great on camera? Move over Roy Underhill, I think you’ve met your match.

-- Ted

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