Step Stool

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Project by Chris P posted 01-03-2013 02:50 AM 1781 views 2 times 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 01-03-2013 03:19 AM

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 01-03-2013 04:03 AM

A extra fine step stool great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 01:54 PM

A pretty fine stool to me, dovetails look perfect.


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#4 posted 02-18-2013 03:33 PM

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 02-18-2013 04:57 PM

That stool is very clean and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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