Step-Up for toddler: a few firsts for me

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Project by Kwit posted 09-06-2013 01:03 AM 1626 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my best-man’s daughter who is turning 1 year old

For me it is my first mortise/tenon work – my first “displayed” dovetail joint – and my first time working with walnut

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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#1 posted 09-06-2013 01:31 AM

Looks great. Did you do the dovetails and MT work by hand?

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#2 posted 09-06-2013 02:45 AM

Thanks Eggman

However – my skill level is only at the point of router and jig work

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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#3 posted 09-06-2013 03:51 AM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 09-06-2013 04:52 AM

Nothing wrong with router and jig work – nice job.

-- 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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#5 posted 09-06-2013 05:08 AM

Nice step stool.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 09-06-2013 08:28 AM

Well done and nice joints!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-06-2013 11:15 AM

1st time….........looks professional to me. Nice build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-06-2013 01:04 PM

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 09-06-2013 02:12 PM

it looks like there is one through MT and the other not? Was there a reason? Am I missing something. It looks great, nice dovetails!

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#10 posted 09-06-2013 05:24 PM

This looks great, I’d like to use this same design to hold my dogs food and water bowl haha.

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#11 posted 09-06-2013 05:30 PM

Beautifully well done and finished Kwit! She’ll get many years of use out of that. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 09-06-2013 08:53 PM

Lanaug – The MT blends in too well on the other side – it’s hard to see in the picture – but it’s there

Travislucia – Funny you say that – my first design used oak and no angles on the legs – didn’t come out to well – so I made a dog food and water stand out of it

Thanks for the compliments everyone

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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#13 posted 09-07-2013 12:42 AM

this is great! Added to my ‘to do’ list.

-- Steve

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