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Project by Joe posted 03-07-2018 01:43 AM 1024 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my third gift for our churches silent auction. A two step stool made out of scrap oak, a project that I had built before. This time I built it from scrap wood a former student who works at a airplane interior company gives me free. The sizes vary 2 1/2” X 40” X 1 1/4” thick. So everything I build with this wood is a glue up. Using scrap wood means you learn a lot about properly using your power tools (Jointer & Planer) along with proper clamping techniques to make lasting projects. The wood is a treasure to me.

The plans for this project came from Woodsmith Magazine, they give detailed plans and cut diagrams for the novice and advanced woodworker. I fit somewhere in the middle. I have a friend Boxguy who has no need for plans, just works them out as he goes along, he’s real good.

Thanks for your time, Take Care, Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 03:31 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Joe. Thanks For Posting!!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 03:18 PM

Excellent work. The wood looks beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 03:54 PM

Very nice. I really like the lines of that 2 step stool. What are approximate dimensions? And did you add any rails under the steps for support?


-- Paul M

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 03:56 PM

Oh yeah, beautiful wood selection and finish too !!

-- Paul M

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