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Shaker style step stool with hand cut dovetails.
Made from cherry.
Finished with heated BLO adding bees wax to each coat.
Apr 21, 2016
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#1 posted 04-21-2016 05:11 AM
Very nicely done and the dovetails look superb. Excellent work.
-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org
Kaleb the Swede
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#2 posted 04-21-2016 11:43 AM
Excellent dovetails. That is one professional looking piece
-- Just trying to build something beautiful
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#3 posted 04-21-2016 01:19 PM
Very nicely built. Big thumbs up!
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#4 posted 04-21-2016 01:35 PM
Great job. Love it!
-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com
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#5 posted 04-21-2016 02:02 PM
Looks like really nice work,but I can’t help but wonder how high the top step is,it looks like the top step would be too high,making it impossible to step up on.
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#6 posted 04-21-2016 02:15 PM
The top step is high but this design is taken directly from a stool built by the Shakers.
See page 86 of Making Authentic Shaker Furniture: With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics by John Shea
It is meant to be used with the back of the stool positioned against a wall or cabinet. It can also be hung on two shaker pegs to get it off the floor.
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#7 posted 04-21-2016 02:29 PM
This step stool is nicely done and you really did a fine job on it.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
#8 posted 04-21-2016 09:09 PM
RedtailI guess those shakers were high steppers in spite of their reputation, Ha Ha .It looks great ,very nice work.
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#9 posted 04-21-2016 11:47 PM
Sweet! Looks fantastic! Love Shaker and it’s simplicity!
-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!
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