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John Kinch28/12/2009 12:00:23
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Hi, all.   I need to make a stepping stool for my workshop. I have seen somewhere a suitable stool being made but cannot remember where. If I remember correctly the stool had two steps that fold down from under the seat. It was shown on a program on tv, maybe Norms workshop or similar. I would like to obtain drawings etc to make one for my workshop to reach the upper storage space without having to keep getting step laders out.
    
    Can anyone help please?
 
        John kinch.
Julian28/12/2009 12:48:50
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Hi John,
 
   Have a look at David Free's website from the >> Great British Workshop <<.
He made a very nice steping stool, I think it may be the one you were looking for.
 
                       Best Regards
 
                                      Julian

Edited By sparky on 28/12/2009 13:07:33

John Kinch28/12/2009 18:53:34
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Hi Julian, thanks for that info but it is not the one I had in mind. The one I remember was simpler and not as tall when used as steps. But thanks a lot.
 
    John kinch.
Oddjob29/12/2009 09:41:48
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Try these for size:
 
 
 
 
Richard
Wolfie29/12/2009 10:04:10
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Hi John, I think I know the steps that you were thinking of. They were indeed made by David Free. It was just a simple stool with steps that folded down from under the seat.
         I don't see it in David Free's website as there only appears to be some very ornate steps there. Sorry I can't be of any help.
 
   cheers      Ian
Julian29/12/2009 14:07:45
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This may or maynot be the one but I may have the video of it somewhere. I hope David won't mind it being put here. It's only a thumbnail but you will get the idea.

John Kinch29/12/2009 15:35:42
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Hi. Thanks oddjob but not quite what I wanted.
 
 Julian, these look more like it. It would be great if you could find the plans, thanks
 
    John kinch.
Delete29/12/2009 18:39:14
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Norm Abrham in the New Yankee Workshop did one It was project 302 ( Season 3 project 1 ) It was called Shaker Step Stool
 
Delete29/12/2009 18:40:58
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By the way NYW are having a Sale 3 of their DVD 's and Plans for $75 instead of $90.
 got to be a bargain.
John Kinch29/12/2009 20:09:56
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Thanks Roger B but Julians stool is the one I was looking for.
 
   John kinch.
Big Al29/12/2009 21:55:47
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Personally I made a shaker style step stool about 6 years from tulipwood, or as the americans call it, polar, lightweight and sturdy it has taken a lot of knocks and still it does what its supposed to. Its not a folding stool, but I am not a light person, and it stands up to my usage with no problems.
 
If you want more info post a reply and I will give more details, including a photo, which I dont have at present.
 
Al 
Julian30/12/2009 09:13:23
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I don't have the plans John but if you saw the video you wouldn't need them. I could have a go at making a copy of the disk that I have for you (it will be a first, I am not very good at this technology thingy). I also notice that the links to David Free's plans and shop items have dissapeared, I wonder if this means that he is no longer trading !.
I'm not quite sure how to get the disk to you if I can copy it perhaps moderator can suggest a method. It's a recording of the television program.
 
                     Best of  Luck
 
                                Julian
John Kinch30/12/2009 11:17:05
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Thanks Julian,  the best method of copying discs I find has to be Nero. It will do a direct copy on the computer.
 
   John kinch.
John Kinch30/12/2009 11:19:46
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Big Al,   i like the sound of your steps, a photo would be nice if possible, thanks.
   
                   Jonh kinch.
 
Big Al30/12/2009 11:31:02
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OK, I will take a photo later and post it on here with rough dimensions
 
Al 

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