Shaker Step

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Project by dsb posted 02-16-2017 10:53 PM 1399 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
just finished a shaker step for the grandkids to wash their hands int he bathroom. Made from cherry, with danish oil finish. all hand tools were used for the process… quite rewarding I must say
thanks for letting me partake in the forum!!!
kind regards,

-- dsb

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 11:02 PM

Good looking dovetail there, David! What method do you use to transfer marks from one piece to the other?

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 11:24 PM

I use a Stanley knife, and then a pencil to darken if needed (Stanley 10-049 Pocket Knife with Rotating Blade); its really has a nice fine blade

-- dsb

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 12:25 AM

Perhaps my question was confusing … I use a jig of sorts (that I took special care to sure it was perfectly square) placed in the vice with the piece I’m transferring marks to; then simply slide the other piece over the top to make my marks …

... your step stool remindes me of my jig!

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 09:47 AM

Nicely done

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 12:19 PM

Simple, practical and bomb proof. I like it quite a bit.

It’s a pleasing thought to think that 100 years from now some little one will still be climbing up onto this to brush their teeth.

Good job,

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 04:06 PM

This is a very nice looking piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 02-17-2017 11:10 PM

I love cool / solid little builds like this. I think Mike hit the nail on the head – it’s great to imagine how this thing will be used decades from now

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#8 posted 02-18-2017 03:00 AM

Thanks for all the kind words… I hope it does last for generations; heirloom pieces from generation to generation
kind regards to all,

-- dsb

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 03:17 AM

That’s beautiful work, and it will certainly be an heirloom piece.

Would you please share the basic dimensions of the step? It looks to have very nice proportions.


-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#10 posted 02-18-2017 10:57 PM

Well done sir.

-- Gary, Florida

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#11 posted 02-19-2017 02:56 AM


The Dimensions are:
14” wide by
10” deep and
8” tall
the “FEET” are 2 1/2” wide, the center brace is 1 5/8” wide

-- dsb

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#12 posted 03-19-2017 01:22 AM

Very nice looking project. Thanks for posting.

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#13 posted 03-19-2017 05:25 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments… a novice amongst masters!!!

-- dsb

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