Step Stool

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Project by kpi314 posted 05-11-2009 03:39 AM 3108 views 30 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this turned out to be a great little project and a pretty good mothers day gift. I really got a chance to work on my hand tool skills with the hand cut Mortise & Tenons and (backwards) dovetail. The trick goes without saying, sharp tools!!! My chisels were certainly put to the test. Rounding the corners with my block plane was also a new skill.
I finished this project (oak and mahogany) with boiled linseed oil and 3 coats of shellac. The pictures only show one coat of hand applied shellac, after that I sprayed 2 more coats with my earlex system, i will update the photos soon.

-- Kpi314, [email protected]

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 03:40 AM

Hey KP
That is one sweet step stool. I really like the wood choices and design.


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#2 posted 05-11-2009 04:06 AM

KP thats a nice step stool.

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 04:19 AM

KP, those are not backwards Dovetails. They are only design elements. The Step Stool looks fantastic.

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 04:24 AM

great twist to common design. the timber contrast is a good choice.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 12:24 PM

That’s a very handsome step stool. I like the contrast in the wood’s you chose. The joinery is very interesting, seems to keep your eye searching for more attractive joints. Sure looks solid. Very Nice work kpi314 !

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

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 05:41 PM

Beautiful stool : )

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 06:24 PM

Kevin, great work and duly added to my favorites!


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#8 posted 12-21-2009 07:16 PM

Very nice step stool.Looks great.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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