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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 07-11-2017 06:17 PM 862 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a placeholder for me. I’d like to make a copy of a step stool seen last November at an antiques auction. Good shape to it, nice proportions too.

The piece was laying down, so these pics are intentionally turned but still look weird at first. Oh, and no dimensions. The best point of reference is the piece of paper (8 1/2×11) laying next to it in one of the pics.

That’s all I got. Don’t know when I’ll get to it, but before it was completely forgotten about I decided to post it here as the start of a build series. Until next time…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 07-11-2017 07:02 PM

It is a neat design Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 08:01 PM

...so you’re ‘stepping up’ your rehab projects with this one??

She’s a cutie. – Len ;-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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7davenj88

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 04:53 PM

Smitty,

I would like to get a copy of the high resolution picture showing the Stanley No. 444 dovetail detail dimensions for various thicknesses of wood. You mentioned it in your Lumberjack’s 3-part discussion on the Stanley 444. If you could send it to davenj@penn.com I would greatly appreciate it. I have recently acquired a Stanley 444 and I am trying to figure out how to set it up. I have seen various low resolution versions of the diagram online but none are readable.

-- davenj

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 05:01 PM

Smitty, I’m confused as to the two small shelves on the first step of the step stool. How are they attached and why? Would they not make it difficult to use the first step? Perhaps these could be eliminated? LOL!

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#5 posted 03-07-2018 06:04 PM

Dave – Done!

Being into period work as much as you are, I’m surprised at your willingness to alter the plan of this step stool Ron. If stepping over shelves was good enough for our forefathers, it’s good enough for me (Bless their Hearts!).

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 03-07-2018 07:52 PM


Being into period work as much as you are, I m surprised at your willingness to alter the plan of this step stool Ron. If stepping over shelves was good enough for our forefathers, it s good enough for me (Bless their Hearts!).

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Touché … LOL!

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