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Project by syeret posted 05-11-2012 08:45 AM 3350 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed a small step-stool and preferred a custom built one:-).
An enjoyable weekend project, made out of Soft Maple and finished with IKEA wood treatment oil (a mix of tung and linseed oil).

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 08:59 AM

Very nice stool. I’m sure she’ll get many years of use out of it.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 10:11 AM

That is a nice wee step

I like your cross brace, nice tight joinery


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 12:24 PM

Very neat stool. I love the design!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 01:49 PM

Great job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 04:18 PM

Very nice looking stool, your joinery is very good.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 04:29 PM

Nicely designed. It is a really nice project.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#7 posted 05-11-2012 06:41 PM

Very nice!

How did you attach the top step and the cross pieced?

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#8 posted 05-11-2012 09:42 PM

Amigo, no tienes 2 hechos????? jaja. Tiene bellisimo diseno. Felisitaciones, gracias por compartir

-- Hernan, Argentina

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#9 posted 05-12-2012 03:29 PM

I really like the design. And your workman ship is great. Some day I will post the step stool I made in High School back in 1966. I still have it.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#10 posted 05-12-2012 03:54 PM

Very unique and cool design great job.

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#11 posted 05-12-2012 09:27 PM

Thank you all for your positive feedback.

atchison32, the crosses are half lapped, and all the parts are joint to the base with dowels.
I’m attaching two pictures.

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#12 posted 05-12-2012 09:29 PM

Wow very nice design and execution of the design . I have grown really toward dowels in the past few years after I sold my biscuit joiner. have fun and keep showing your work please Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 05-13-2012 01:28 PM

Thank you. Very nicely done.

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 02:46 AM

Very clean, and useful to boot, nicely done. The half lapped crosses was a nice touch.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 05-23-2012 04:36 AM

Soft maple, soft curves, solid stance, what’s not to like?

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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