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Using up some of my scrap wood to make small folding stools for charity.
Using Steve Ramsey's Mere Mortal plan.
One to the kid who always waves when he rides by on his bike.
One to the short neighbor lady who bakes and has trouble reaching her upper shelves, and so on.
You can batch'em out in no time once you get your set-up's dialed in.
Lots of fun and a good use for scrap.
I even made the dowels from scrap using a bandsaw dowel making jig I found online.
Finish is whatever I'm getting low on. Watco Oil, Linseed Oil, Polyurethane, and paint.

Good way to spend some pleasurable time in the shop, and making a bunch of people smile.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

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Awesome use of odds and ends Eric and a wonderful gift for those in need.
 

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Great job for a great cause. Congrats ! I'm smiling too ! :)
For several pieces, a production line is the way to go. You're a master my friend.

Best,

Serge

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Those are wonderful and so are you for sharing your talents with others!
 

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Good work Eric. They look awesome. Heck, I might have to ride my bike by and wave. haha. Have a great day my friend. And God bless for thinking of others, way to be.

Mike.
 

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These look very sturdy by the size of wood, needs to be for a stool, ones I made by this method only good for tables.
 

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Good on ya Wrecker. Well done.
 

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Sweet little stools, Eric! Surely the new owners will be pleased.
 

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Those look great. I'm sure you made some folks really happy. Great job buddy
 

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These are cool…how stable do they feel getting on and off?
 

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Great job and as you know I am building some myself right now.
Seems to me to get them a nice snug action when extending them the centre dowel pivot on the legs position is critical. is this the case? My plan was to assemble everything and drill the cross leg dowel hole as the final last part of assembly
Any thoughts?
 

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Those are fun to make and good on you for gifting these! Yours look bigger than mine. Did you modify SR's plan?
 

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nice build. I am currently working on a set of tv trays that fold the same way. They sure are sturdy and fun to build.
 

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Look like well built items ready for rough and tumble action. I am not familiar with Steve Ramsey's plans so may bug you later, when I have the time. The remodel of the kitchen is starting here at the vacation home this week, so we are into moving things, and figuring out how to use the old kitchen cabinets in the shop…....
 

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Wonderful work and wonderful that you make presents of scrap.
Respect.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 
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