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This is for my grandson, "little guy" the one I made the walker wagon for. He started to walk and climb so I thought he would be needing one of these soon to reach things like the sink, toilet, or to get himself in trouble. I made a lot of these over the years and it's the same design as the ones I made for my son and daughter 39 years ago. He turned one on Christmas and we had the party the other day so it was perfect timing. You can see in the last two pics he already knows how to use it. We all laughed.
Made of Canarywood and finished with urethane. I screwed it together and filled the holes with walnut plugs.

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So cute! Beautiful wood!
 

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Nice! Hope he manages to find all sorts of good trouble with it. Good job, Grandpa!
 

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looks like another very happy customer that wood is very beautiful he is a cutie GREAT JOB :<))
 

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nice build with some really interesting lumber -
 

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Thanks Ivan, I think the wood is doing all the talking.

Thanks Dave. He's getting at that age where you have to watch his every move. The chair should make it more interesting. hahahaha.

Thanks Tony. When someone says he's cute I just say he takes after his grandpa. LOL.

Thanks Dick. I've had that piece laying around for awhile and figured it would make a good chair that would stand the test of time. It will out last me that's for sure.
 

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Very cool wood in the chair Dave! I also like your grandson's socks, non-slip?
 

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That is a neat piece, Dave. I may have to make a couple of them!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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Hi John. Funny, I made a comment too about his socks the other day. He's able to reach top speed with them. LOL.
They work pretty good. Us old guys should wear them too.

Thanks Jim. It's a great item to build for them, one of the handiest things to have around. And the parents can use it too. I made this one for one of my kids 39 years ago. I use it in the shop all the time now.
 

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Nice job, Dave. I like the way the back folds down to create a step. Beautiful wood too.
 

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Thanks Rich. I wanted to use something different and there was just enough board to do it. I did have to use a filler piece for the bottom shelf support but what the heck.
 

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Nicely done Dave. So practical and versatile.
 

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Thanks Lee. It's amazing how much my son and daughter use it now that their son is getting at the age where he doesn't need it that much. We all need a step stool once in awhile.
 

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Sensational, the little guy will remember Granddad and his talents for making him good things for the rest of his life.
Nice one
Anth (HK)
 

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The wood is so pretty! Your grandson is going to love having this all in one stool and chair! Kids love to have a way to reach the counter to see what mom is making for dinner! Nice work Dave!
 

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Hmm… I might need to dig out my non-skid socks for running up and down the hallway. I got something like a half-dozen pair when I was in the hospital getting my new knees just about when I signed up on LJs… Did you know the grownup ones are color coded so the nurses can look at your socks and know what you're not supposed to be doing?
 

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Dave… That is a great Project for your Grandson. I am sure he will love using it.

Great design and Being able to reposition the chair is very handy too. Combo Chair and Stool.
Nice work Dave!!!!
That timber is Beautiful..

Regards…...Cliff.
 

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Thanks Anthony. That's the case with the first grandson. He knows I like to build things and on occassion ask me to make him something. That's cool.

Thanks Tony. I didn't think of it being used to see what mom's cooking in the kitchen but that's a good idea. I'll leave that one up to mom though. The one I made for the older grandson is being used more by the parents. It's good to see that it gets used a lot.

Dave I didn't know that. I had a couple pair of those from being in the hospital but ended up giving them to my daughter. She loves them.
So how does that work. Do they change colors?

Thanks Cliff. I like to watch them when they try to climbing things with it. It's sort of like their first ladder experience. My son and daughter use to use them to watch T/V together before they grew out of them. At least I have one of the originals here to keep my memories.
 

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So how does that work. Do they change colors?
Yeah. I don't remember all the colors, and they vary hospital-to-hospital, but red generally means you're not supposed to be walking without help, yellow means you're ok in the halls with a walker or crutches, and other colors mean you're ok. And they give you new socks every day, so the socks get updated if you're there for a few days.
 

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Dave that is almost funny. I should save different color sock and use them at home to get out of work around the house. Maybe blue means woodworking day only. LOL.
 

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I really like the design of it! Very practical & looks good to boot…. err sock..
 
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