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 Post subject: Step device
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:01 am 
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Something I threw together recently to aide in reaching the top shelves in the garage/shop .
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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:22 am 
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Lew,
Looks pretty handy. Are you going to paint or stain it?
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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:12 pm 
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Zulu wrote:
Lew,
Looks pretty handy. Are you going to paint or stain it?
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:-) Paint/stain. :-) That is something I don't do unless my arm gets bent very hard by the wife .
This is for use in the garage, made of what ever leftovers I could find . Design and building
a one-of-a-kind is the fun part of it, duplication and any "finishing" is not my thing. It has been
useful already instead of having to un-load the sawhorses to access those top shelves several
times.
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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:39 pm 
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Wonderful "throw together".
Did you make the hardware or is there a source?
I cannot imagine me throwing together something that complicated without plans.
Great Job

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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 pm 
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Wonderful "throw together".
Did you make the hardware or is there a source?
I cannot imagine me throwing together something that complicated without plans.
Great Job

Duan
:-) Plans, what are those?? I had seen similar things but usually made of steel tubing. That isn't my thing .
Real metal work or wood work has to do. So with the scrap odd piece of angle or strap steel and all the various chunks of
wood around it just metamorphoses into something that may do the job. :-) Now for real metal work in the name of
a woodworking device, I'll try to post some of the clamps I've been working on when they get closer to finished. I
just finished the metal hardware today and the wood parts are started but need some holes that will be done on a
vertical mill (they, mills, do great on wood work that needs a bit of better precision than is easily done with normal
woodworking tools) It is handy to have access to one when needed. :-) Oh, I do have some pix of a bunch of corner
clamps I made a few years ago if your interested. They are strictly a metal work project though.
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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:25 pm 
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Yep I would like to see the clamps, but will never make them.

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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:28 am 
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OK here are a few pix of the finished corner clamps I made. I have two or three sets of the commercial ones but they are often to shallow to do the parts I want to use so made these a few years ago. I was very handy to have access to a full shop with milling machines and lathes. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Step device
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:56 pm 
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Thanks, Lew.
Well made.

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 Post subject: Re: Step device
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From steps to clamps very nice

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