Toni, that is one neat little stool/bench/step/etc!!! And the history, it is priceless. I have been doing a little debate with myself on what to build for sitting purposes in my shop. I ran across just the other day a set of plans in a wood magazine (don't remember which magazine) for almost the same type of item! In fact, I ripped the plans and article out intending to take it to the shop and build it eventually. I will see if I can find it online, or get the computer teacher to scan it for me if it is legal for me to do this and post it.
What kind of dog in your avatar? Bull Mastiff? How old??
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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