|Project by bigfish_95008||posted 06-02-2010 09:59 PM||4917 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
Our daughter, son in law, and grandson live with us. He, grandson, is getting bigger and doing more for himself. We were looking through old Woodsmith’s for the next project and Nana came upon the step stool and my path was set. Nice little project. Learned a ton about the joiner – lets just say there are more chips than necessary in the dust collector. Handling 8’ boards over a short bed joiner is not fun. After they were cut in half things progressed nicely.
When cutting the long tapers on the sides I did have a kick back issue. Ruined one side and had to make another. I am trying to remember to put my shop apron on when I get to the shop. This time I remembered and it saved me a bit of pain. It still hurt, but without that extra layer of heavy material it would have hurt a lot more. Mostly my pride was hurt – that was the first time I ever had an issue with kickback. I’m not so proud anymore.
-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh