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My wife needed a small step-stool and preferred a custom built one:-). An enjoyable weekend project, made out of Soft Maple and finished with IKEA wood treatment oil (a mix of tung and linseed oil).
May 11, 2012
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#1 posted 05-11-2012 08:59 AM
Very nice stool. I’m sure she’ll get many years of use out of it.
-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."
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#2 posted 05-11-2012 10:11 AM
That is a nice wee step
I like your cross brace, nice tight joinery
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#3 posted 05-11-2012 12:24 PM
Very neat stool. I love the design!!..................Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#4 posted 05-11-2012 01:49 PM
Great job!! Like the design.
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#5 posted 05-11-2012 04:18 PM
Very nice looking stool, your joinery is very good.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch
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#6 posted 05-11-2012 04:29 PM
Nicely designed. It is a really nice project.
-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do
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#7 posted 05-11-2012 06:41 PM
How did you attach the top step and the cross pieced?
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#8 posted 05-11-2012 09:42 PM
Amigo, no tienes 2 hechos????? jaja. Tiene bellisimo diseno. Felisitaciones, gracias por compartir
-- Hernan, Argentina
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#9 posted 05-12-2012 03:29 PM
I really like the design. And your workman ship is great. Some day I will post the step stool I made in High School back in 1966. I still have it.
-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.
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#10 posted 05-12-2012 03:54 PM
Very unique and cool design great job.
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#11 posted 05-12-2012 09:27 PM
Thank you all for your positive feedback.
atchison32, the crosses are half lapped, and all the parts are joint to the base with dowels. I’m attaching two pictures.
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#12 posted 05-12-2012 09:29 PM
Wow very nice design and execution of the design . I have grown really toward dowels in the past few years after I sold my biscuit joiner. have fun and keep showing your work please Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
#13 posted 05-13-2012 01:28 PM
Thank you. Very nicely done.
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#14 posted 05-14-2012 02:46 AM
Very clean, and useful to boot, nicely done. The half lapped crosses was a nice touch.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#15 posted 05-23-2012 04:36 AM
Soft maple, soft curves, solid stance, what’s not to like?gene
-- firstname.lastname@example.org : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.
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