step stool

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Project by GMoney posted 02-20-2008 02:32 AM 1601 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

original design, birdseye and walnut, doweled base canted at 5 degrees in each direction. one coat each- oil, poly, wax.

-- Greg, CT

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 02:33 AM

A beautiful piece. Great wood selection, finish and exectuion!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 02:37 AM

wow nice stool. But are you actually going to stand on it ?

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 02:56 AM

Great design. I like the contrast.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 03:13 AM

Awesome figure in that wood, and awesome execution on the design and build. That is a step stool that I would hate to step up on. There would have to be a rule that you could only use it with your shoes off.

One suggestion….If you stand on it on the back of the car, make sure the car isn’t moving.

Keep up the good work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 04:39 AM

Wow, a step stool. That is a work of art. I love the display table you have it sitting on. What kind of wax do you use? Ha ha. Love the design and the shine on that birdseye. Nice, nice, nice. Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 04:54 AM

This is beautiful. Great photography, on the car hood! Never seen that done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 05:24 AM

Wow, the top is just amazing!

I was thinking that it should really have a seat belt, though, if that is where you are going to mount it. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-20-2008 08:43 AM

RobH said, ”There would have to be a rule that you could only use it with your shoes off.” And I’d add, “And don’t forget to dip your toes in some paste wax.”

Beautiful little stool.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 02-20-2008 10:15 AM

Good looking step stool – I really like that piece of maple that you have on the top. Be a shame for anybody to actually stand on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 02-20-2008 02:01 PM

great step stool, love what you did with mixing the woods, good job, could double as a childs safty seat, just add straps, or rope will do…

-- Mark, Hancock Maine,

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 02-20-2008 07:06 PM

This is a nice project and the wood combination works well. I agree with some of the other comments as well- this is much too nice a piece to use as a simple step stool. If that is what you need go and get some construction lumber but this is a nice piece of furniture.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 02-21-2008 01:54 AM

Great design, that birdseye is great. I wish I could find pieces like that at my local dealer.

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#13 posted 02-25-2008 02:52 PM

hey RobH i’ll try to keep the car at a slow roll or less while standing back there! :)

-- Greg, CT

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 03-10-2008 03:03 AM

Hi GMoney;

I missed this when you posted it. I’ve been kind of busy lately, and have fallen behind in both welcoming new lumberjocks and commenting on their projects.

First off, WELCOME.

Secondly, this is a beautiful project. Fantastic choice of woods, and impeccable execution.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 03-10-2008 10:29 AM

Man that top wood just sings. Very nice.

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