About 4 years ago I moved into a new house with my new bride. I had a full complement of woodworking tools and since we purhcased a house with a crawl space instead of a basement, a back yard workshop was called for. Shortly after the workshop was compelted my son and daughter-in-law asked me to build a step stool that my grandson could use when washing his hands and brushing his teeth. The idea for this book came to me as I finished work on the stool. I see it as the chance to introduce my grandchildren to the world of tools while also educating them on safety issues concerning power tools.