Genuine Rivergirl Footstool and My Genuine Redwing Boots

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Blog entry by helluvawreck posted 11-30-2010 04:51 PM 3418 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Genuine Redwing boots feel just right when they’re propped up on a Genuine Rivergirl Footstool, especially when it was built for me. :)

When I came in from the shop last night I had my wife, Claire, photograph my boots on rivergirl’s footstool and she was delighted to oblige me. So this is what my boots look like when they’re propped up on the stool. :)

I thought I would post a few pictures of how rivergirl’s box is coming along so I put them below.

Above is a couple of the box sets that go inside of the main box.

Above is a view of the main tool box with some of the boxes and trays.

Above is a second view.

When Kelly removes one upper box she can get to everything else because the other upper box can be slid back and forth uncovering everything below.

When I’m through, Kelly will have lots of boxes and trays in her tool box and different ways to arrange the boxes and trays. Hopefully she will be able to store most of her tools in this box unless of course she decides to put stuff like her hair curling equipment and so forth in it. :)

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#1 posted 11-30-2010 04:57 PM

Nice boots, nicer stool.. I probably missed it earlier, but what’s the wood in Kelly’s tool box, looks like it’s comming together nicely !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 05:02 PM

Great stool … and i wouldnt know what to do without my Redwing boots, theyre more comfortable than sneakers.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 05:04 PM

well i can say this…your doing a wonderful job and she will be getting the tool box of a life time…your a good man…and she is a great gal…you do need to do one thing though buddy…get some polish on them thar boots…lol…they look way to worked in…them red wings are a good boot…but i digress…wonderful tool box and she is going to be just happier then a fox in a hen house…....good job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 05:06 PM

well this proves you can wear shoes
sunday best ? lol

that toolbox is awesome

a great idea

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-30-2010 05:20 PM

Now that is just such a gol darn nice story.
Good for both of you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 11-30-2010 05:31 PM

I really like the way your boots and that footstool match and look so comfortable. That is quite the toolbox
that Rivergirl is going to get, and as long as each of you know that you got the best of the deal, it can not
be beat. Thank you for sharing, and it probably would not take more than a day or two to put a spit shine
on those boots, but considering what you could be doing in the dungeon you call your office, it would be
a waste of time. Enjoy.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 11-30-2010 06:43 PM

Nice footstool.

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#8 posted 11-30-2010 06:43 PM

The stool looks good Rand. Not too sure about the boots as I don’t know much about footwear fashion ( in fact I don’t know much about anything at all). The tool boxes look fantastic. Great work and generous storage possibilities. Rivergirl is bound to love that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-30-2010 06:48 PM

so at last the reveal of the footstool together with a pair of speciel boots…..Right yours…LOL
and the toolbox is realy coming nicely together ,I realy wuold like to bee the fly on the wall
when she open it for the first time :-)

take care

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#10 posted 11-30-2010 08:20 PM

Patron, in case you’re wondering, I wear my overalls and my boots about 350 days per year since I usually work in my home shop on most weekends. Now, I don’t mean that I wear the same pair of overalls all of that time. :) I do have a number of different pairs. However, I do wear the same boots. I’ve pretty much figured out that it’s best just to get one pair of boots and wear them until the sole starts to come off. For Redwings that usually will happen after 1-1/2 to 2 years. However, it’s no big deal because you just go and get another pair and when you put ‘em on your feet they’re good to go because you just don’t have to break in a pair of Redwings that much. That’s a fact. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 12-01-2010 01:11 AM

That is one Helluva box. Cannot wait to see the finished product.


-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#12 posted 12-01-2010 02:16 AM

I can’t wait to see how that tool box finally turns out. It is going to be one heck of a nice box.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#13 posted 12-01-2010 11:29 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 12-02-2010 08:35 AM

Charles, after Thanksgiving recover I have been busy making some projects here at the river house so I haven’t been online in a few days. I am very pleased to see you using that stool, however instinct is telling me you only sat down long enough to take that picture! As for the toolbox, as you all can plainly see, I definately got more than I bargained for. And for the record- I had NO IDEA that Charles was going to build such a dynamic tool box. I am stunned beyond belief. Charles- take a break- sit down, put your feet up and take a nap. You are working too hard on that tool box!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#15 posted 12-02-2010 08:42 AM

An awesome stool for an awesome guy, who is building an awesome box for an awesome gal. That’s just, well, AWESOME!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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