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Project by gfadvm posted 870 days ago 3612 views 14 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 4 of these Steve in Marin folding stools last weekend and gave one to my granddaughter today. She was very proud of it and just called to tell me that she loves it and has figured out how to fold/unfold it by herself! My daughter sent me a pic of Ella and her new stool so thought I’d share. These are really simple and quick to build and are very sturdy. I just oiled it with mineral oil and then sealed over that with a couple coats of shellac. Pics #4 and5 show how it folds. I may have to get ‘Ellie Mae’ to model all my projects!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 870 days ago

A very useful build, always a plus to build something for Grand kids

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 870 days ago

Great looking stool, and your model is as cute as a button!

-- Having fun...Eric

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LittlePaw

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#3 posted 870 days ago

I see you’ve been busy, Doc. Nice work!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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bugz

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#4 posted 870 days ago

Andy those look super, you are a busy guy in that shop. Looks like you have a happy table receiver. Keep the projects coming.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 870 days ago

Nice and sturdy stools Andy, and a Princess to sit on it. Thank you Grandpa

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 870 days ago

That is one really cute grandaughter…and the table is mighty nice also. Looks like you are having fun.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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ShopTinker

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#7 posted 870 days ago

Nice job on the stool. It looks to be in good hands there with your sweet little granddaughter.

Did you adjust the size for the little ones?

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

#8 posted 870 days ago

Very nice stool and the granddaughter looks like she love it.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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LesB

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#9 posted 870 days ago

It is a great design. I have made them from kids stools up to card table size.
For cleaner appearance try screwing the top and stretchers on with counter sunk holes in the underside.

-- Les B, Oregon

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rance

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#10 posted 870 days ago

Wow. That smile says it ALL. Nicely done.

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

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Roger

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#11 posted 870 days ago

Oh yea. She is proud to show off Gramps projects. That looks so much better than those plastic ones. Very nice Andy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 869 days ago

Very nice stool and your grandaughter is almost as cute as my newest great-grandaughter. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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vakman

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#13 posted 869 days ago

That’s a great looking design, projects for people you’re close to are always the best

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Grandpa

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#14 posted 869 days ago

Beautiful and the stool looks good too! You have made someone happy.

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Pbmaster11

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#15 posted 869 days ago

Plans available for this anywhere? I would like to give it a shot! Please message me!

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