Step Stool #2: Taking Shape

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Blog entry by Eric posted 06-17-2008 08:12 AM 1150 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting from Scratch Part 2 of Step Stool series Part 3: Slight Design Modification »

Taking Shape

Next step: Sanding and Dovetails!

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 01:46 PM

That was quick!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 04:21 PM

Well all I’ve done so far is gluing up and cutting the boards. You can see that they’re not joined yet! But yeah, it feels good to do a project that comes together so quickly – not like my wife’s box!

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 07:10 PM

Eric – shouldn’t the legs of a step stool be angled? I always thought if they were straight up and down that that creates a tipping hazard. Just a thought.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 06-18-2008 02:56 AM

After doing a project search on step stools here on LumberJocks, I see what you mean. Yeah, that would probably be a good idea. Maybe I’ll glue another board onto each leg, and then cut it down appropriately.

Of course, I may go the lazy way and just plow ahead. We’ll see how motivated I am the next time I’m in the shop.

Appreciate your suggestion! I’m always open to feedback.

-- Eric at

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