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Shaker Step Stool

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Project by jwicks posted 06-28-2012 04:58 AM 3013 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this shaker step stool following plans from Fine Woodworking’s website (http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=31925).

It was a really fun project that was quick to build, used very little wood, and provided a lot of practice at hand cutting dovetails and accurate layout. I’m planning to build another soon, probably in walnut or possibly cherry.

It’s made of maple and finished with Watco Danish Oil + Deft satin spray lacquer.

-- Jon





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Timthemailman

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 05:02 AM

Nice job, Great looking joints.

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murch

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 09:07 AM

Beautiful. Straight and square. The arches finish it off to a tee. Nice one.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 09:12 AM

Nice work. Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 12:28 PM

Nice job, that came out looking great. Kudos on the hand cut joinery, everything looks solid and precise. I think Tommy Mac did this one on an episode of Rough Cut once, too. Nice chisels, I have the same ones :)

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 01:03 PM

I really am impressed with your joinery.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 02:19 PM

Nice work. Looks like we have the same set of chisels.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Kevin

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 06:27 PM

Great work, nice tight joints.

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

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