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Matthew Agate #1: 10 year old Matthew - Building a Mere Mortal Folding Step Stool

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Blog entry by MichaelAgate posted 866 days ago 1539 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Matthew Agate 10 year old craftsman in Newfoundland Canada building a step stool as seen on Woodworking For Mere Mortals. A fan of Steve Ramseys videos, Matthew, was so excited to take on this project. You can find more on Matthew at www.thenewfoundlandwoodworker.com. Download the free plans we put up for the folding step stool and send us a photo. A big thank you to Steve Ramsey for allowing us to reproduce his plans and add them as a free download on our website. Thanks Steve!

-- Michael and Matthew



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Bagtown

1699 posts in 2315 days


#1 posted 866 days ago

Life on the Rock.
Nice one Matthew.

Somebody get some tool companies to send this young fella some tools to review.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1700 days


#2 posted 866 days ago

Matthew :
great work .. liked you stopped those tools between cuts
and using the protectiongear …. safty first … continue with that and you are going
to be a great role model for the adults too :-)
you better think of making Mum a new kitchentable

thanks for sharing
Dennis

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Matthew agate

45 posts in 866 days


#3 posted 866 days ago

Hi everyone, i’m on here now too MattTheNewf, this is me in the video, thanks for watching.

-- www.thenewfoundlandwoodworker.com

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WoodJediNTraining

407 posts in 1278 days


#4 posted 865 days ago

Great Job Matthew, Excellent video… You are on the right track. Keep up the good work!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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Roger

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#5 posted 865 days ago

yer “gittin-er-done”. gr8 job, and gr8 commentary. Also, safety first. Very, very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Matthew agate

45 posts in 866 days


#6 posted 865 days ago

thank you everyone for the messages

-- www.thenewfoundlandwoodworker.com

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 865 days ago

Matt, You did a super job on that step stool and you should serve as a role model for the youth of today. If more kids were like you, the world would be a better place. By the way, Dad makes a pretty handy clamp/ hold down doesn’t he? Keep up the great work. I may have to do one of those stools for my granddaughter and I only hope it comes out nearly as nice as yours.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Stevinmarin

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#8 posted 865 days ago

Grandpa. Haha! Tell Matthew all 17 of my grandkids just call me Geezer.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Matthew agate

45 posts in 866 days


#9 posted 865 days ago

thanks everybody soooooooo very much

-- www.thenewfoundlandwoodworker.com

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Jeremy Greiner

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#10 posted 865 days ago

Matthew that was a great video, I look forward to seeing more videos. You have a lot of courage to make these videos, it’s a great quality to have.

@gfadvm
I also wonder when Harbor Freight will start carrying the “Dad Clamp” .. seems like a great shop accessory.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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nobuckle

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#11 posted 865 days ago

Very good young man. Thanks for the enjoyable demonstration.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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