Step stool for my daughter

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Project by sjbSAE posted 03-14-2015 01:36 PM 1511 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans are one of the “I can do that” projects from Popular Woodworking with a slight modification of a wider back board so that I could carve her name. Wood is QSWO with walnut plugs. This was my first time working with QSWO, it was very brittle. I had a lot more tear out than usual, especially off the planer. Next time I think I’ll use more hand tools. The letters were carved by hand, my first time carving anything. I used a bench chisel and a 7 sweep 14 mm gouge, which I probably didn’t need in hindsight. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-15-2015 01:56 AM

Great stool, I am sure she will love it.

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 06:22 AM

Nice job! I just made one from the same plans for my kids. I ended up painting mine due to all the tear out. I should have just used hard wood instead of scrap pine!

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 02:08 PM

It’s a nice project and a wonderful gift. I’m sure she must love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 11:25 PM

I was thinking of making a few more out of pine for cousins and coworkers kids. Seems like it might go together a little quicker.

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