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Project by john2005 posted 07-13-2014 12:36 AM 1332 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of booster seats I made for my son his friend. The woods are soft maple and walnut. The seats are carved by hand and eye. They are a 3 inch high booster or a 5 inch booster depending on which direction they are sitting. they are a 10 inch high stepstool when standing on the side and also a 12 inch hi step stool when standing on the back. This genius design is from so lj dan k. They’re perfectly capable of holding up a full grown adults. And to test this I jump on them they did not budge. I did manage to break one on assembly. That is where 1 has oak dowels holding it together. The torture test came after that to make sure it would hold. Thanks for looking.

A couple pics of the pieces.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.





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CFrye

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 02:48 AM

Great way to practice joinery and make something useful! Beautifully done, John. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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john2005

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 03:57 AM

Thanks Candy! A learning experience it was.

I forgot to add this shot. I like it a lot

This shows the curve a little better too

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 04:07 AM

Matches your work bench top! Sweet!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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widdle

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 06:24 AM

Nice john..Lots joints on those..Will you be attaching those to your bench and teaching the kids to sand..” with the grain boys “

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 12:49 PM

These look great! Good display of joinery skills.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 01:27 PM

Very cool. Every lil child will enjoy sitting at the big table with everyone else in one o these.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 01:29 PM

Looks good, great design.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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john2005

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 05:35 PM



Nice john..Lots joints on those..Will you be attaching those to your bench and teaching the kids to sand..” with the grain boys ”

- widdle

Haha you must be referring to the hard lesson I learned planing that stoopid thing. And yes, that is a planned event as soon as they can be trusted around sharp tools.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 10:28 PM

Cool idea. Looks great.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 11:01 PM

Very cool!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#11 posted 07-14-2014 01:02 PM

Beautiful joints!Overal design is simple but just the way I like it!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-14-2014 03:48 PM

They are beautiful John. Well done. I really like them.

The booster seat/step stool is an ingenious design too.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 07-16-2014 03:00 PM

You sir are a master craftsman!

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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