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Project by George Coles posted 276 days ago 1798 views 17 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This set of steps is made from recycled Ipil and salvaged Narra. It is 1400 mm high. The extra is for the climber to hold onto. I have found that this extra extension is very important for the persons sense of stability when climbing onto the top step. All joins are dovetails and or locking mortises. There are no screws or nails used. The finish is my own finishing oil and two coats of beeswax. Thank you for taking the time to look.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 276 days ago

Really nice work. Love the look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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489tad

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#2 posted 275 days ago

Beautiful style and woods.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Lanaug

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#3 posted 275 days ago

that has a beautiful simplicity to the lines and curves. I really like the extensions on top, almost like a tree branch extending. Nice job

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 275 days ago

Hi George, great looking ladder. I like the organic sculpted shape and the long top and handles does look like a great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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HuckD

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#5 posted 275 days ago

You made a ladder look like a piece of art. Very nice!

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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R_Stad

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#6 posted 275 days ago

George – Beautiful job on the joinery, wood choice, and shaping. Very pleasing to the eye.

-- Rod - Oregon

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CFrye

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#7 posted 275 days ago

Beautiful and functional. The extensions are great George. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 275 days ago

This is a real nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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TNwoodchuck

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#9 posted 275 days ago

Inspiring craftsmanship and style – perhaps artistry is a better word.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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BTimmons

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#10 posted 275 days ago

Beautiful joinery and sculpting. Love it.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 275 days ago

The shaping and other details in this are amazing. It looks really sturdy and beautiful. How did you cut the sliding dovetails?

-- Allen, Colorado

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Sanding2day

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#12 posted 275 days ago

Very nice!! Love the woods and design, great work… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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lazyoakfarm

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#13 posted 275 days ago

WOW! Sliding dovetails. I have not gotten one to work yet. Very impressive.

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bouati

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#14 posted 275 days ago

nice work. Love the look.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#15 posted 275 days ago

Nice! How exactly is it supposed to be used?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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