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Forum topic by CaptainSkully posted 01-10-2015 10:05 PM 1308 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2015 10:05 PM

Let me preface my comment with the statement that this is one of my all-time favorite websites, so I’m trying to be constructive here.

In the last couple of days, dozens of step stools have been posted as an individual project. They look like duplicate posts from unique user ID’s, but they’re basically copy/paste versions of each other. It’s bogging down the Projects page and very off-putting.

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#1 posted 01-10-2015 10:10 PM

Too many people just aren’t tall enough any more.

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#2 posted 01-10-2015 10:11 PM

I thought it was a whole high school shop class or something.

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#3 posted 01-10-2015 10:15 PM

I thought it was a whole high school shop class or something.

- TheFridge

That’s what I think it is also. Like the shop teacher had them sign up (144 days ago). Then they posted their step stools yesterday. I think it is a great idea.

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#4 posted 01-10-2015 10:17 PM

I think it is a great idea.

Yup … I’m glad their school (Wahoo, Nebraska?) still has a woodworking program. We should be encouraging these young people to post more projects.

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#5 posted 01-10-2015 11:44 PM

I think it would have been good for a little more info about the class.

I am all for encouraging younger people to get involved in woodworking and show their work. It is a bit overwhelming to have so many posted at once. But this is a good place for them to see what others are doing.

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#6 posted 01-10-2015 11:58 PM

I think young woodworkers should be encouraged as much as possible.
I remember being put down in woodshop at a very young age – Thats why I became an electrician.

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#7 posted 01-14-2015 05:19 AM

This happened in the past except they weren’t clustered so closely. I asked about it then and it was someone’s class.

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 12:02 PM

Thanks for posting this. My cynical mind thought it was spam or a sock puppet trolling mission. I should have been commenting and encouraging rather than ignoring.

Thanks also to you guys who made the effort to find out, and then to comment.

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#9 posted 01-21-2015 02:04 AM

I noticed the same thing. There is a whole new set of stools posted today (1/20/2015). All the accounts were created 155 days ago, and the only entry is the stool project. I am a little skeptical that these are a class. Just my two cents….

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#10 posted 01-21-2015 02:48 AM

Hell!! I’m only 5’6”, I need a step stool for everything! They look great

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#11 posted 01-21-2015 03:36 AM

A very useful item along with not too expensive to fabricate. It introduces allot of good basic woodworking skills from drawing up the project, estimating costs, use of both power tools and hand tools, basic furniture construction, finishing; all sorts of techniques to include math skills, verbal communication etc. Allot of the builder were in a shop class so we need to support them in their creative growth.

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#12 posted 01-21-2015 03:42 AM

I hadn’t noticed them before, so I went and commented on some of them. Seems like a great idea. You can tell the ones who were interested in it and the ones who were not.

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