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Project by Kenns posted 05-18-2011 10:18 PM 1976 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This step stool was made for my grand daughter in Dallas. It is made from mahogony and maple with a polyurethane finish. I tried for a mission style. The flared legs structure made it very stable. I put my grand daughters initials in the piece. Can anyone tell me what the initials are, and where they are? It is always fun to make things for the kids.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....





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HerbC

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 10:24 PM

Perhaps the stripes on the steps represent standard barcodes for the letters of her initials. (Can’t do better than that because I don’t read barcodes myself.”

Nice stool.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Kenns

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 10:32 PM

Good guess, but think Morse Code, not bar code.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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Tyler

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 10:39 PM

very nice design. are the cross pieces attached using a lap joint?

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Kenns

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 10:48 PM

The cross pieces have dados that fit into slots cut into the sides. The piece locks together really well. It made for a sturdy little stool.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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Mark

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 11:20 PM

I like it I like it…..now would you really want anybody stepping all over that? lol

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Tyler

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 11:22 PM

what’s the best way to make those angled dadoes? how is the top attached? just curious how you slid the top of the bottom step under the lip and attached it to the cross pieces?

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Kenns

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#7 posted 05-18-2011 11:36 PM

Actually, the steps are attached underneath by using pocket screws imbedded in the sides. The top of the bottom step was notched and mated to the sides with a matching notch; same kind of joint you see in an egg crate. The angled dados were done with my stacked dado blades and my miter gage set at the right angle of 10 degrees. There are right hand and left hand set ups, of course.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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Paul Pomerleau

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#8 posted 05-19-2011 12:03 AM

Initials are on both steps and are PV or VB depending on which way you are looking.
Well done, very ingenious and beautifully made.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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christopheralan

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#9 posted 05-19-2011 04:00 AM

Well done, very ingenious and beautifully made.

+1! Awesome work!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#10 posted 05-19-2011 02:13 PM

Just finished up on three stools myself… And I would have to agree. It is fun making these for little ones.

Outstanding step stool! I know your Granddaughter will cherish it for ever….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Kenns

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#11 posted 05-19-2011 07:58 PM

The initials are, in fact, PB. FYI…........Thanks for all the nice remarks.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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