Another Grandaughters Step stool / Chair

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Project by Festus56 posted 01-07-2018 03:40 AM 1205 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Has been awhile since I have posted a project but after approval from the customer here is my latest.

Made one of these a few years ago and another little girl is almost two years old and needed her own. To reach the things she can’t or sometimes the things she shouldn’t or just to sit a spell.

Made from Boxelder and finished with lacquer. Was some really cool grain that I tried to orient so it would always be visible. An off cut looked interesting so 5 minutes later it was a rubber band gun for the mother.

Thanks for looking and as always all comments or questions are welcome.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#1 posted 01-07-2018 03:44 AM

Looks like a happy customer!

Great job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 04:04 AM

Thanks Monte !! You should recognize that pretty wood since it cane from your woodpile.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 04:50 AM

That’s a beautiful chair. I just posted one for my grandson and had thoughts about using Box-elder also. Wish I did. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 05:07 AM

Thanks Dave. I missed your post and had to go read it. That is nice !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#5 posted 01-07-2018 05:27 AM

wow one of those moments in life we cherish forever.may god bless you,shes perish,protect her with your life forever!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 01-07-2018 12:01 PM

Outstanding…. Now I’ve got to do something with Box Elder you gave me….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#7 posted 01-07-2018 06:25 PM

Very nice. I really like that elder!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 01-07-2018 06:37 PM

Beautiful use of the wood and grain, Mark! Did you free hand the name or use a stencil? That off cut piece sure looks meant to be a rifle (or is that after you shaped it?)! Happy customer!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 01-07-2018 06:42 PM

Thanks for the comments All !!

Candy, I just freehanded the name. I was just rough cutting the pieces and the rifle just appeared. Only did a little sanding on it is all.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#10 posted 01-07-2018 07:47 PM

Very well done.

I now appreciate box elder—again—too late! When i lived in SE ND the box elder was everywhere almost considered a “weed tree”!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#11 posted 01-07-2018 07:48 PM

You did a fine job on this step ladder. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

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#12 posted 01-07-2018 11:25 PM

Lookin good from here Mark. Nice work, looks like you have a happy customer.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 01-08-2018 12:01 AM

That’s a dandy!

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#14 posted 01-09-2018 10:46 PM

Very nice Mark, cool wood, great design and the customer looks HAPPY! And the rubber band gun to boot….nice!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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