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Project by JoeinGa posted 12-06-2012 10:23 PM 1826 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s one that I’ll give away at our next Ladies Night Clinic. I work at the big orange box and make most of the door prizes we give away each month.

The center board for the top of this one came from a piece of 100 year old oak that someone gave me when they disassembeled an old barn after her grandfather had passed. The outter pieces are some pecan that I scored when someone I work with lost an old pecan tree in a storm two years ago.

The finish is about eight coats of Tung oil

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 10:26 PM

Of stalwart built.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 11:11 PM

Very Nice! You do some fine work, and are so generous. God Bless you.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 11:33 PM

I like the idea of a wider step stool/seat. It seems like it would be more steady, at least in one dimension. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 12:16 AM

Yep, the first stool I made (I posted a pic of it on here somewhere) had straight legs that were actually 1” narrower than the top. It was a bit too tipsy for my liking. So subsequent models all have the legs splayed wider then the length of the top and I also make them WIDER than the top so someone wont be as liable to tip if they stand at the edge.

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 01:25 AM

Good build and smart build

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 02:24 PM

Joe, that is one sturdy step stool!! It looks very stable.!!

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

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 05:23 PM

I like it nice work Joe and a cool gift.

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#9 posted 02-02-2014 04:16 PM

That is beautiful wood. Sounds like you landed in heaven in Georgia. Nice!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#10 posted 08-08-2014 06:30 AM

Love the old wood, nice job!

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#11 posted 06-15-2015 08:20 PM

Absolutely beautiful Joe! I really love the overall style and the contrasting woods. Beautiful build. I have been needing one of those for quite some time. I need to get busy. What I really want is one that I can take apart so that I can haul it around inside of my truck toolbox and use when out working on jobs or either when working on something around the house – like a riding lawnmower or the like.

I want it to sit on more than needing it to stand on….LOL!! ROFL. Is that bad?

For me it would not be so much a stepping stool as it would a seat. Squatting on knees for 45 minutes is a thing of my past.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#12 posted 08-05-2015 08:49 PM

This is a very nice stool. My Uncle Herman made my Mom one similar to this. My sister still has it, but, it needs to be re-made. I’m gonna try and just re-make it the same way U. Herm made it…...........if I can ever find the time.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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