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  1. dr.rock
    September 14, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Love the design do you mind if I copy it? Dr Rock

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  2. Steve Ramsey
    September 14, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Go right ahead! I forgot to include my s-curve template. I’ve added it to the description if you’d like to download it.

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  3. Anonymous
    September 14, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Hey Steve the only link I found on here goes to a 2 step stool I like that too but wanted the s curve

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  4. ToolBoxHero
    September 14, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Great job! My sister is a master quilter will absolutely love this for a Christmas Present! I need to get to work.

    I have been using this technique for 2 years now making wooden snow sled runners. You are right, hard wood works the best. Maple is my favorite, but I have also used walnut, oak, ash, Ipe, and even purple heart. I use a 40-60 tooth blade on the table saw to rip 1/8 thick strips.

    I use 1 inch stacked and glued MDF to make the forms. It is real easy to sand if you don’t cut it quite right on the bandsaw. I use Saran wrap (clear food wrap) to cover the forms so glue squeeze out doesn’t cause an issue.

    Finally, I usually glue 5 to 6 pieces in a stack. But I glue up the first 2 pieces of the stack, let them dry, and clean them up before I finish gluing rest of the pieces. It’s easy to screw up with 5 or 6 slippery pieces in a stack.

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  5. tom8021
    September 14, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    You might find that if you make two cuts on the mold with the band saw the wood will clamp together without gaps. The two cuts mimic the bent piece. So for the one you did you would make another cut the thickness of the piece you are bending on the mold. Wow it is harder to write than doing it. I hope it makes sense. Basically you are compensating for the bent piece when the molds are clamped, geometry.

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  6. Jim
    September 14, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Hey Steve – nice project. The comment above about the S curve template is right, though. The link goes to a PDF for the two step stepstool.

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  7. Biloxi Tom
    September 14, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    Steve I had no interest in this when I saw what the project was. But I always watch your videos. Man you have changed my mind on this and am hoping for a chance to try this project. what length did you cut your slats down to before glue up? I too got the wrong redirect for pdf. thanx you always have been a big help.
    tommyjoe biloxi ms 39532

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  8. Mike
    September 14, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    As always! Keep the saw dust coming.

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  9. Martin Schwarz
    September 14, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Love the design. This is really nice, downright sexy! It’s given me some ideas for a future project.

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  10. Dano
    September 14, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Steve…you’ve said more than once during this project that pine was “not the best choice” of woods. In looking at the outcome, I cannot see any obvious problems (no splits or gaps, etc.). Can you explain why you felt it wasn’t a good wood to use?

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  11. Anonymous
    September 14, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    Make the press a bit bigger, and a tat different, you’ll be on your way pressing skateboards and the like!

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  12. Steve Ramsey
    September 15, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Sorry about the wrong template link…I just added the link to the right template.

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  13. Anonymous
    September 15, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    man, I just want to know where you come up with some of your ideas. You make some pretty cool things.

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  14. Chad
    September 15, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Not my cup of tea as far as a project goes, but I love the instruction on how to better (easier) create curved wood. I’ll use that method from here on out. Thanks, Steve.

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  15. Anonymous
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    Perfect Music for those sexy curves in a sexy project.

    You dubbed the music from a 1980’s vintage porn flick didn’t you?

    (Not that I would know about such things.)

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  16. Petar Mladenovic
    December 23, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    whitch glue u use?

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  17. Jeff
    February 9, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I love this design and I’m building it right now! I’m done with the uprights and now just need to figure out the width. I’m thinking 26-30″ wide. How wide did you wind up making yours Steve?

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  18. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    What is the length of the borrom piece and do you have a template to share?

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