Stilts for the grand kids

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Project by redryder posted 1182 days ago 1503 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stilts for the grand kids made of laminated pine and cedar. Foot pegs laminated hard board and pine. Adjustable foot pegs with carriage bolts. Yes, the non slip foot pads are what you think they are. Total cost: maybe $5.00.

Idea and plans from Wood magazine February 1997. Keep those old mags…........

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 1182 days ago

Best use of Sandpaper yet!!! Fun project,

-- Robbinscabin,

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#2 posted 1182 days ago

Well done! If I tried using them, you would have to make me some crutches too…

-- christopheralan

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Jeffery Mullen

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#3 posted 1182 days ago

Well done I made a set for my self when I was in the teen years I lived at a lake at the time and I had a good walk down hill to the lake on my stilts . I even was crazy enough to walk in the water with them . I was 3 ’ up in the air on them and always had to get up on something to get on them. Any way the grand kids should love them.

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#4 posted 1181 days ago

Those non slip pads are a cool idea. Was that part of the plan or did you come up with that?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 1181 days ago

Many years ago; I made a pair with two steps each. The lower step on one side and the higher step on the other side. I got good enough that I could get on the lower pair of steps and then quickly remove one foot, spin one so the higher step was inside and allow me to step up then repeat the process on the other side. Skinned knees are part of the learning curve. Lots of fun. Your are real pretty; mine were pretty crude.


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#6 posted 1181 days ago

Wow that takes me back Actuallly no ! I never had a set we were too poor even my father didn’t own his own set.We were an embarrasment all the other kids fathers had nice new ones.
Although I love the set you made for the youngster well done happy days eh? Alistair p.s. I like your shop furniture too.

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

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#7 posted 1181 days ago

Looking good. They’ve come a long way since we nailed a block on the side of a couple of 2×4’s.

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#8 posted 1180 days ago

The non slip pads were an after thought and not in the original plans…........

-- mike...............

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