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Project by mavsprophecy posted 02-19-2013 07:43 AM 814 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project to post and first one I’ve completed! Just got some woodworking gear for Christmas and wanted to make a step stool for my daughter as she is about ready for a normal bed. My wife thought the WWMM template would be the best for this, and I was hoping to give one of Steve’s projects a try.

http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2012/07/easy-2-step-step-stool.html

I learned a ton. I had never used a jigsaw or router before (or even really clamps), so that was a fun experience. This was going to just be the test run, but it turned out pretty good. Would like some more tips on cutting straight lines with the router straight bit! It will be much easier with a router table, but was decent with just a straight guide. I was off by a little though as there was some wobble I had to correct with an extra little piece on one base leg.

After it was painted, I used 2 coats of Danish Oil on the pine steps without paint, and then 3 coats of poly on the whole thing once it was all put together.

My daughter absolutely loves it! She loves going up and down and keeps saying it is her favorite, and she says “You made this for me- for me??” Definitely worth it.





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canoe911

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 12:24 PM

Congrats on the project! Looks like u also got your first fan. Trust me now she will want you to make lots of things. I had some of the same trouble before I made a router table. Best thing I found when using a straight guide is to use two. Put one on each side until you feel better about your control.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 12:30 PM

Congratulations on this step stool. I see a little one in the last picture that appreciates it. Good Work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 03:05 PM

Nice stool. You daughter will love it and keep it forever!You did a an excellent job on it and it would make Steve proud!!.................Jim

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

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mavsprophecy

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 04:30 PM

Thanks! I will try that second straight guide. Sounds more complicated, but I will like the end result better.

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nuttree

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 07:10 PM

I know I’ve say it a lot, but there is no more joy that making something for a loved one with your own hands.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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ejvc

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 09:40 PM

I shall steal this idea—yours looks great! Did you paint the flowers too? So cute. You are getting Parent Points.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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