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-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 03:47 PM

I made one similar. Love that name! Looks good with the dovetails. Mine was only pocket screwed (one of my learning things). If I made it over I do it your way. Very nice work jamie

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 03:54 PM

Kaleb, I’m putting these into production and that will have less
detail as it is a lot of abrading. It will be more Box Joint than
the G&G style fingers. I did this in 3” widths so as there was not actual
finger joint making, a very easy build, but Shirley thinks it took a week.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 03:55 PM

good basic woodworking Jamie. Love the choice of the project name.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 04:11 PM

Some times simple is the most elegant? Nice piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Don W

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#5 posted 04-19-2013 04:22 PM

I’m sure you’re wife is glad to know you put her on a pedestal.

as always, nice job Jamie.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 04-19-2013 04:34 PM

Hahaha love the name too :D But why not MDF? ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 04-19-2013 04:35 PM

It looks good and sturdy. Nice job Jamie.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 04-19-2013 04:40 PM

What a great idea! Give your lady something to hold onto! And it doesn’t matter if your right or left handed! A step up from most I have seen! Nice job! Now that you have that job done you can send me all that lumber on the floor! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 04-19-2013 04:48 PM

Nicely done. Great name for it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 04-19-2013 05:03 PM

I got excited. I thought the title said, “Wife Alleviator”
I like what you did anyway. White Oak … nice, very nice.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#11 posted 04-19-2013 05:11 PM

Love this one Jamie. The design and build look wonderful and arts and crafts all at the same time. The handle thingy is really a great safety idea too. It’s smooth look makes you want to run your hand over it. I’m sure my wife would appreciated something like this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 04-19-2013 05:17 PM

Nice job, Jamie. It is smart to put that high handle on it so she can steady herself on it!!
Neat name for it, too!!!!!!!...........Jim

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

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#13 posted 04-19-2013 06:22 PM

I love the name of this thing!

And nice looking step stool, too!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 04-19-2013 08:14 PM

Gotta keep the Li’l Lady happy or no one is happy! Great job on this!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 04-19-2013 08:40 PM

well jamie as they say , your wife must stay one step up on us, you have that going here for sure, very nice job, so what are you going to do with that oak you have, tooth picks ?….....very nice piece here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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