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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1620 days ago 4799 reads 24 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t worry…I promise I won’t rap in this project!

I really like to use wood that I can find for free whenever possible. Basically, I’m a cheapskate. I love to browse through the “free” section on Craigslist every morning. Often times people are giving away free wood. You gotta act quick: it usually goes fast.

So this is a little stepstool I made a few months ago. It’s highly functional, sturdy, and simple to make. And free!



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



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KMJohnson

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#1 posted 1620 days ago

Nice stool, and priced right.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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Ray Friddle

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#2 posted 1620 days ago

Yeahh! This post is great. The stool is sweet (I want to make one now), the price is in my range, and the Hoff is represented in all his glory!

-- Ray

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Jeison

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#3 posted 1620 days ago

Neat!
“Stevinmarin” is just “cool” spelled really….really….really wrong :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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PetVet

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#4 posted 1620 days ago

Love it Steve. I am always looking for neat projects to do with my grandkids. Making a camping stool would be a great project. Thanks.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Blake

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#5 posted 1620 days ago

What a GREAT project. Did you design this yourself? I love it.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Bovine

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#6 posted 1620 days ago

Steve, I really love your videos. I’m going to have to make one of these!

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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Chase

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#7 posted 1619 days ago

Turning free stuff into great stuff?! Totally dig the video, the genius stool, and the Dr. House look! Keep rocking on with ya bad self.

-Chase

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Ampeater

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#8 posted 1619 days ago

Hey that is great. I used that exact same design to make a table out of butternut. I used to use it as a TV table but it now holds my printer and scanner.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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spanky46

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#9 posted 1619 days ago

Thanks Stevin!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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christopheralan

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#10 posted 1619 days ago

Great project and another great video! Well done!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 1619 days ago

I need to make this well worth while great little project.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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rozzi

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#12 posted 1618 days ago

Neat little project. Enjoy your videos. Keep them coming.

-- Duane, Iowa

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mtkate

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#13 posted 1618 days ago

This video was really fun to watch.

I also agree – a Hoff T-Shirt was a great touch.

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TheDane

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#14 posted 1618 days ago

Steve … This is a really cool project … it will keep my grandsons busy all day next Saturday. Thanks!

I wonder if anybody has ever told Hugh Laurie that he looks just like Steve In Marin!?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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cristal1290

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#15 posted 1601 days ago

Cool project

-- Oskars, http://www.krasts-r.lv

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