Step Stool #9: I'm #21!

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Blog entry by Eric posted 08-08-2008 05:36 PM 1316 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Giving the Tenon a Wedgie Part 9 of Step Stool series Part 10: Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Vote? »

So the big news of the day is that the results are out!

I really didn’t expect to win, or even to come close, with my step stool. I did have a secret desire that I would get a vote. If I got just one vote, I would have been ecstatic. Instead, I actually got 10 votes, including one vote for 1st place. Thank you!

No, don’t worry, fellow Jocks, I don’t have any delusions of grandeur. I can see the entries below mine just as well as you can, and that the originality and/or craftsmanship of many of them is far superior to that of my little stool. But I appreciate the support that so many of you have given me in my journey so far, and these few votes just made my day.

Now if only I can register my kids as LumberJocks, I can jimmy a couple more first-place votes as their voting custodian…

step stool

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 06:45 PM

Cool Stool,
and a cute Kid!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 11:52 PM

I’m planning to build something just like this. Well, not really. It won’t have the nice dovetailed corners and I’ll use the wood I already have so it will be a completely different look, but it will be a stool. Looks like yours, is being used by someone very happy to have it. That will be my main goal. nice work!

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#3 posted 08-09-2008 01:09 AM

Thats a nice Step Stool you did a good job Eric.

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 08-09-2008 09:43 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 08-10-2008 11:29 PM

great job! with all the hard work you put into that especially with all hand tools i think you deserve it!

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#6 posted 08-11-2008 02:41 AM

Great stool, I may steal… I mean borrow, your design. I know EXACTLY how you feel about the contest – my entry landed me about the middle of the road on the tray contest and I was thrilled. And… I also got one 1st place vote, WOO-HOO! ;-)


-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 08-11-2008 07:49 AM

Tim, steal all you want, as long as you post pics and talk about the journey!

I don’t think of it as theft – I think of it as open source. :^)

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