Build a Step Stool with Jerry Carpenter

Dec 13, 07:00 PM – Dec 13, 09:00 PM

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The object of this workshop is to build a small pine wooden step stool, kids size, to use to get a drink or to stand on to brush teeth. The steps are listed below. Painting/Staining would be done off site.  This is an entry level workshop that will demonstrate use of several tools in the woodshop.  A follow on workshop will be hosted in the future to make a rustic step stool.

1. Cut a 2 x 8 x 8 ft to 16.00 long slabs.
2. Use the thickness planner to cut down to 1.375 thick.
3. Use the drill press to drill 4 holes on a compound angle. Fixture provided by me.
4. Use the miter saw to cut 2 x 2 x 8 ft into 20.00 long legs.
5. Use the lathe to round over both ends of 2 x 2.
6. Use drill motor with tenon cutter to cut 1.00 round tenon on both ends of 2 x 2. Provided by me.
7. Use miter saw to cut compound angle on center of 2 x 2.
8. Sand and glue up stool. Glue requires 24 hours to set before moving.

MakeICT member Jerry Carpenter is our workshop host who is a woodworker extraordinaire specializing in hand made rustic items.  He is also a member of the Sunflower Woodworker Guild.

Required authorizations: Woodshop

The price for this event is $10.00 for Makerspace members.

Posted by

Seth Etter on 21 November 2016
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