Why buy it when you can make it! #6: Improv Fir Step Stool [Part 2]

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Blog entry by paxorion posted 07-11-2014 03:10 AM 1385 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to take my wife’s strong hinting that dowels would “look better” than capped screws as a justification to pick up some new woodworking tools and accessories. Stopped by my local Woodcraft this evening and picked up a dowel center set. I almost spent some more money for a doweling jig, but decided to use my Kreg shelf pin jig to make myself a drill guide (I don’t have a drill press at home). After a few minutes of creative clamping (no vise either) and drilling, here’s the new dry fit.

Looks like NOW I can get to sanding the parts before the glue-up…

-- paxorion

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#1 posted 07-11-2014 05:36 AM

Looks good. :-)
I really like how sturdy it looks.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 12:50 PM

It holds up my weight, so definitely a promising sign

-- paxorion

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