Saturday, May 4, 2013

Shaker step stool..part II

Some progress and some questions.  I put some finish on a few offcuts and I am pleased with how the wood looks.

The dovetails for the lower step are also done and came out pretty decent for my first attempt in thicker stock.  Tried a few different techniques but found that the hand saw worked best for cutting to my marks and then using the band saw to hog out most of the waste before cleaning them up with the chisels.

Not to bad, definitely room for improvement though.

Lower step dry fit.  I am thinking about cutting about an inch off the height.  It is currently 10 inches with the stop step at 20.  I think 8 or 9 inches might be perfect.

1 comment:

  1. Nice step stool, good work!