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Building and Painting a Step Stool

02-26-2014 10:33 PM by ~Julie~ | 3 comments »

I had a customer ask if I could make a pine step stool. Here’s what I came up with. We will need five pieces: two sides, a brace, a step, and a top This is the (right) side piece, with the two holes drilled on the inner face, for the brace. The holes do not go through to the outside, this way no screws are used and therefore no screws show in the finished stool: This is the back brace, which sits between the sides. I glued two dowels on each end which will f...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #1: Part 1 - Restoring a Brace to 'Like New' Condition

08-15-2011 10:41 PM by Brit | 59 comments »

In a recent tool gloat, dakremer showed off three lovely braces he’d purchased and said “Now I just have to learn how to restore this kind of thing”. WayneC was first to congratulate him and then proceeded to drop me in it (only joking) by saying “Brit has lots of experience in restoring braces”. Later in the comments dakremer said he would love to restore at least one of them to like new condition. Always a sucker for punishment, I agreed to do a blog on restoring a hand brace and I’ve...

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