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Sliding dovetail step stool

author-gravatar FRH_Makes May 12, 2020

My take on the ibuildit.ca step stool. This was a fun and deceptively challenging little project. 

#stool #stepstool #maple #walnut #dovetail #slidingdovetail 

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Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool
Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool
Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool

Here is a shot that shows the 3 degree splay on the sides.

Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool
Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool
Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool
Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool

Sides after cutting the joinery. 

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Dry fit of the stretchers. 

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Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool

Trying to figure out the spacing for the dovetail on the step.

Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool
Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool

After using some scrap to make several test cuts I was able to successfully cut the dovetails in the steps. 

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Had to fix a couple knots on the underside of the step. 

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Black Starbond jumps in for the quick fix. 

Photo of Sliding dovetail step stool

Applied three coats of Arm-R-Seal satin. 

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