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Project by PlasticMan48 posted 12-24-2012 07:14 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings All,

After my retirement I needed something to occupy my time. As a retired plastics engineer, I decided to follow along the lines into woodworking. After setting up shop, which I am still working on, I tackled a step stool that my wife has asked for many times(saves me from getting off the couch from football game watching to reach something for her in the kitchen).
I made the steps from our oak hardwood floor leftovers. The sides and supports are from poplar. Finished with teak oil and polished with Liberon wax.
I can now stay focused on the game and let my wife do the climbing(she is happy and isn’t that what it’s all about!).

-- From Plastics to Wood





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 07:51 PM

Nice looking step stool. Don’t stay too focused on football, you’ve got a lot of woodworking ahead of you, very addicting.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 09:08 PM

Nice job, and Merry Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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kizerpea

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 10:17 PM

fine looking stool.!!!!!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 10:46 PM

This is nice work ,good job Carl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 11:38 PM

Ambitous doing folding things for a first project. Looks good.

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 01:54 PM

nice looking

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Dan Krager

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 02:13 PM

...now if you just had a little motor on it, you could unfold it for her from the comfort of your TV room using a function of your remote! Nothing says “Love” like unfolding her step stool for her! :)
Merry Christmas!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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ptofimpact

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 03:21 PM

Carl, beautiful work, am considering making a folding step stool. Is this from a plan?

-- Pete in NC

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nobuckle

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#9 posted 12-25-2012 05:06 PM

That’s a very useful piece of furniture. Those of us who are stature challenged really appreciate such functional devices. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#10 posted 01-30-2013 05:25 PM

Very nice job indeed , my wife is needing a new stepstool..hmmm

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