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Project by jim C posted 762 days ago 1991 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter was planning her wedding, and as customary, wanted to give a gift to all the bridesmaids. So lo and behold, Dad to the rescue. She asked me to make them all personalized “step stools”.
I made these out of oak and personalized them with transparency cutouts from my plotter. I then sealed them with polyurethane. (I’m not worth a damn to try and carve names.) A CNC router would have been the cats meow.

The girls still tell me it is most practical and they use them in their kitchens all the time.
By the way, my daughter is all of 5’ tall. HA!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 761 days ago

Nice job and great idea. Congrats on your little girl getting married as well!

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

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CueballRosendaul

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#2 posted 761 days ago

Nice job and practical. I’m working on a wedding project right now for my step-daughter. She liked the wine bottle balancers I’ve made for other gifts and wants me to make 175 of them to give away to all the guests. Perhaps if I had told her they were hard to make instead of how simple they are…

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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jim C

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#3 posted 761 days ago

Man you got your work cut out for you!
You’re good for the summer!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Ethan Harris

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#4 posted 761 days ago

Very nice! I like these!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 761 days ago

COOL STOOLS!

They will cherish them…

A good stool is nice to have around!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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jim C

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#6 posted 761 days ago

I’m giving away “Stool samples” if anyones interested. ;-)

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 761 days ago

How nice an idea was that!! Great job on them. It is something they can really use instead of some trinket!!
That is a real neat idea on the lettering, too! I love it!!!!!!!!
...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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NormG

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#8 posted 761 days ago

Great useful gift from your daughter

-- Norman

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javaboy

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#9 posted 761 days ago

What great idea! Nice work too!

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 761 days ago

Jim C. – Samples?

For what?

For the rest of your projects For Sale?

Assembly required?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Philip

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#11 posted 761 days ago

Those are very nice.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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redryder

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#12 posted 761 days ago

I had to google the word “plotter”. I’m up to speed now. And as for the stool samples, well….........
nice gifts. Production at its best….................

-- mike...............

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jc8952

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#13 posted 759 days ago

a very nice and thoughtful gift.

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