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Project by syeret posted 810 days ago 2062 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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).

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#1 posted 810 days ago

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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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 809 days ago

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 809 days ago

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 809 days ago

Great job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 809 days ago

Very nice looking stool, your joinery is very good.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#6 posted 809 days ago

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 809 days ago

Very nice!

How did you attach the top step and the cross pieced?

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#8 posted 809 days ago

Amigo, no tienes 2 hechos????? jaja. Tiene bellisimo diseno. Felisitaciones, gracias por compartir

-- Hernan, Argentina

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#9 posted 808 days ago

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 808 days ago

Very unique and cool design great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 808 days ago

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 808 days ago

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

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#13 posted 807 days ago

Thank you. Very nicely done.

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#14 posted 807 days ago

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 798 days ago

Soft maple, soft curves, solid stance, what’s not to like?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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