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Project by ytsejamr posted 07-13-2009 02:49 PM 3530 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally made a project from a plan. I saw this folding step stool in the June issue of Woodsmith. I’ve been wanting to make one for my wife, but never found a nice compact design. So my wife said I should make one for her mother (since she’s short too) and one for her.

This is the one for my mother-in-law. She looooooves butterflies. You should see her place . . . they’re everywhere. So I did an inlay out of some walnut and pen blank material. I saw a similar inlayed butterfly here on Lumberjocks. The antenna is epoxy tinted black. I happen to work for a company whose name begins and ends with the letter “X”. So I have access to as much tinting material as I want. I’m excited it worked, so I’ll be doing future inlays with various colors.

I tried Behlens Rock Hard Table top finish for the first time. I put too much on the first few coats and ran into some “running” issues. But it turned out ok.





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#1 posted 07-13-2009 02:57 PM

Very nice folding sttep stool wirh nice inlaytoo

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 03:05 PM

Nice looking stool. Love the inlays.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 03:35 PM

Very nice. I’m planning on building one of those myself.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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patron

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 04:00 PM

sweet !
im sure they are both happy .
well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 05:33 PM

Very nice. I was thinking about doing this one too. Nice detail with the inlay. Looks like you made the stool from maple, correct?

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#6 posted 07-13-2009 06:11 PM

Yes . . maple. Totally forgot to mention that.

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 06:57 PM

That is a beauty. Love the butterfly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 07-13-2009 08:29 PM

I have that issue also…saw the step stool but was not that impressed with their results…

yours is impressive…I might have to rethink the possibilities….

nicely done.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 07-13-2009 08:31 PM

That’s a nice project.Looks very very nice in fact.I alway fancied making one of those stools/tables which folds up into a kitchen chair.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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ytsejamr

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#10 posted 07-13-2009 08:48 PM

It’s not that much different than the issue. I didn’t like the plugs they used, and I don’t really like oak . . . but other than that and the inlay . . . it’s exactly what the plan called for.

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#11 posted 09-10-2009 11:51 PM

Don’t know how I missed this one…............. Really nice stool and you did a fantastic job on the butterfly inlay…
My wife is also a butterfly fanatic, this may be a project to do !!! I’ll get lot’s of points for doing it…..

Thanks for sharing.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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