Work Bench "Human Dimension & Interior Space" by Panero and Martin Zelnik -- one of the best "design for human ergonomics" books out there.
Sanding block idea - this could be done with a few scraps for sure.
Wooden robot friends - made with scrap timber
Wood animals at Rompstore.com
made out of my ripped boards. Rag box holder - made mine a little different today, but finally got it off the floor and between the rafters.