Step Stool

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Project by Chris P posted 472 days ago 1023 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first completely “Hand Tool Only” project, its a step stool I made for my wife for Christmas. Its dovetailed maple with bloodwood accents. If you were wondering blood sucks to work with, its very dense and brittle. If you inspect the stool closely you’ll find gaps and other imperfections everywhere but over all I’m pretty happy with it. Enjoy!

-- Chris, Long Island,

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#1 posted 472 days ago

Looks great to me! Anyone fusses about imperfections just doesn’t understand HAND craftsmanship. I’m sure you have a good mallet around to smack them with. hehe…

Well done!

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#2 posted 472 days ago

A extra fine step stool great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 470 days ago

A pretty fine stool to me, dovetails look perfect.


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Rob Drown

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#4 posted 425 days ago

Hand tools only. Wow! That is a beautiful job!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#5 posted 425 days ago

That stool is very clean and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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