Step Stool 1965?

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Project by htl posted 01-10-2018 10:03 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With everyone showing off their great step stool projects it’s time to show off mine built in shop class with all hand tools in JR. High School some time around 1964 or 65?
My mom had used it for 45 years and I didn’t even know she still had it till she gave it to me a couple a years ago.
It sits proud up on top of one of my other projects.

Great work guys and keep it up, just for the love of the wood.

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#1 posted 01-10-2018 10:30 PM

Great little step stool htl. It’s nice to look back at stuff we made.
I posted my old stool a while back. All three kids used it to reach the sink back in the mid to late 70’s. I still have it!
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 10:41 PM

That’s one quality piece of woodwork there Bruce, you must have got 10 out of 10 for it and the test of time has proved that indeed…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 10:49 PM

Ha. I have one I built in shop class in 1961! I bet it is the same pattern. Mine was “tippy” so I added horizontal strips of wood at the bottom of the legs sometime later. Mine was never “put away”, been in use ever since I made it 57 years ago! Sitting in my work shop right now waiting for it’s next call to duty!


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 05:59 AM

It’s realy a memory. Nice work back than.

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#5 posted 01-11-2018 10:54 AM

there’s proof, 50+ year craftsman.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 11:36 AM

Hunter I’ve been tempted to start a blog showing some of the things I’ve made over the years to show toys and model building is just my wood working in old age but I should add even then between builds I would build rocking horses and toys, have always loved creating things.

At the time I had a one man shop and a teenager in training.

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 12:14 PM

Nice “Used” Step Stool!

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#8 posted 01-11-2018 12:37 PM

Rick I thought it might be interesting to the young wood workers to look at their project as something that could last 45 years.
My house is full of projects I built 30 or so years ago but when my mom handed me this stool that she had been using for 45 years I was astounded.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#9 posted 01-11-2018 01:25 PM

Well done it has stood the test of time, I have a number of projects that i did around that time, actually before, Started shop classes in 1960, It was that year I decided to become a shop teacher. A few years later I made a high stool for mon for a gift I believe, I think it is still in the house and being used.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 01-11-2018 02:16 PM

This stool has stood the test of time too, This one was possibly built by my wife’s grandfather, he used it in the railroad telegraph office in Iowa. My wife uses it to step on in the pantry to get things off the top shelf. I could make her a new fancy one but I think she would rather have this one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 01-11-2018 08:55 PM

You, did a wonderful job on this stool and it looks like it has held up so nicely over all of these years. You have a right to be very proud of it.

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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#13 posted 01-12-2018 01:16 AM

Nice job #4, and it’s nice to know you got your start in JR. High School and not Reform School.



You’re right there GR8, I stepped on a stool back in my youth around 1964 or’ 65 and am still chasing that dog all these years later. If I ever find that dog I’ll kick the crap back into it!

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