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Project by Carl W Richardson posted 1089 days ago 2711 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is altitude challenged and while short is cute, after several surguries on her back, legs, knees, and ankles she finds that having her legs dangle above the floor while seated in an aircraft seat or a restaurant seat is very painful for her. I made this cherry footstool that folds up and fits in her purse or carry-on bag… Flip the brass latch, open it up and remove the legs from their storage depressions and place them in their respective holes.. The stool is just the right size to stop the pain and make her comfortable.. I’m a hero!!! The legs are coat rack pegs from Woodcraft and I cut off the knobs.. Routed the depressions and super glued in some foam rubber to hold them while stored. In open position, the stool is 5” wide by 12” long and stands 3” tall…

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker





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Tim Kindrick

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#1 posted 1089 days ago

Nice engineering and a very thoughtful gift for your wife!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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lobro4

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#2 posted 1089 days ago

Sometimes the genius is in the simplicity. Well done!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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NaFianna

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#3 posted 1088 days ago

Quite ingenious

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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ChrisN

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#4 posted 1088 days ago

Great idea!!!

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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rance

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#5 posted 1086 days ago

Now THAT is why we have workshops. You are a genious, and a great husband.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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S2artDesigns

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#6 posted 1084 days ago

Brilliant. I love it. I was at woodcraft once and one of the employees made a statement that stuck with me. “Every other project is for the wife.” haha

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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KayBee

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#7 posted 1083 days ago

You are a hero! Nice, thoughtful project for your wife. Kinda cool too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1081 days ago

yup there will be cheap plastic copies in wal-mart before you know it.

Great project.

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

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 1075 days ago

When high heels are not the answer, hubby to the rescue!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Geoffrey Young

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#10 posted 1015 days ago

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