Just a Ladder, for towels

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Project by bandit571 posted 04-24-2021 04:28 PM 692 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

daughter wanted a “ladder” to hang either towels or small, fancy blankets on…...and seemed to want it to stand about 4’ tall…..

Lumber is Ash. Wedged through tenons have Rosewood wedges. Treads/rungs have 3 beads running across their top….like the old style wood ladders had. Top of the sides have a round profile. All sharp edges have been rounded over….Feet of the ladder were cut at 12 degrees. Sides of the ladder splay out at 12 degrees…..yet the treads will sit parallel to the floor…..made for a tricky through mortise…

Stanley #45 to make the treads’ details…..

Ash was given a stain, and a coat of clear gloss poly….

From all reports..Daughter LIKED it…

thanks for looking.

Just a simple, little ladder….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-24-2021 05:09 PM

Of course it’s a great looking ladder Bandit made it. Nice work with all those angles.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 04-24-2021 05:15 PM

Nice, Grangirls would love to try it out:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 04-24-2021 05:34 PM


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#4 posted 04-24-2021 08:24 PM

nice work but you forgot to put all those warning safety stickers all over it ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 04-24-2021 08:46 PM

Nice job, Bandit!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 04-25-2021 12:20 AM

I didnt even notice the rosewood edges during the build process. Nice touch

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#7 posted 04-25-2021 01:03 AM

Great job Bandit! All those angles and the rungs are parallel to the floor? Mad skills! Thanks for sharing

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 04-25-2021 01:16 AM

Beautiful work, old school style even if you used a powered router ….

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 04-25-2021 01:58 AM

Always nice to be able to build a custom piece – sounds like it fulfilled the request! Nice job

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#10 posted 04-25-2021 02:00 AM

Neat job bandit...

Some zealots may say it’s the stairway to heaven, however, I say its a means to get to the top shelf!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 04-25-2021 11:21 AM

Nice job Bandit

-- Petey

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#12 posted 04-25-2021 01:48 PM

Looks good. I bet she likes it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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