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    I built a wooden step to help my wife get into bed. After she tried it out, she decided that it needed to be higher so I added a 2” addition to the step. In addition to the extension, I also added an outrigger to stabilize it if you stepped on the edge of the step. I used biscuits to attach the extension to the original step, because it would be the most minimalistic method and still allow for some lateral adjustment during gluing.

    1. Original 7-inch-tall step
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    2. Bottom view of step
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    3. Bottom dato
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    4. Shelf dato
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    5. Chop saw
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    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    6. Dato blade
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    7. Wobble blade
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    8. Biscuit cutting machine
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    9. Biscuit cutter
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    10. Biscuit cut detail
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    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    • #3
      11. Biscuit installed
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      12. Side extensions glued and clamped
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      13. Front and back extensions installed and glued
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      14. New 9-inch-tall step
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      Miller Thunderbolt
      Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
      Miller Dynasty 200DX
      Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
      Lincoln LE 31 MP
      Lincoln 210 MP
      Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
      16" DuAll Saw
      15" Drill Press
      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
      20 Ton Arbor Press
      Bridgeport

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      • #4
        If you had only asked, I have a piece of 1/2 wall 8”X8” tube that you could have had for free.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by walker View Post
          If you had only asked, I have a piece of 1/2 wall 8”X8” tube that you could have had for free.
          I do prefer working with metal as opposed to wood.

          -Don
          Miller Thunderbolt
          Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
          Miller Dynasty 200DX
          Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
          Lincoln LE 31 MP
          Lincoln 210 MP
          Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
          16" DuAll Saw
          15" Drill Press
          7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
          20 Ton Arbor Press
          Bridgeport

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          • #6
            You have a biscuit tool! Nice. Your a wood worker too. Good looking step.

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            • #7
              Wow nice clear wood.....looks like 5/4 ? can't find anything that nice out in Cally..

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Oldgrandad View Post
                You have a biscuit tool! Nice. Your a wood worker too. Good looking step.
                Thanks.

                Originally posted by tarry99 View Post
                Wow nice clear wood.....looks like 5/4 ? can't find anything that nice out in Cally..
                The top is just the glued together planking that you an purchase from Home Depot or Lowes.
                It is actually 5/8" thick. I just ripped one inch wood , which is actually 3/4" thick, for the sides and the extension.

                -Don
                Miller Thunderbolt
                Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
                Miller Dynasty 200DX
                Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
                Lincoln LE 31 MP
                Lincoln 210 MP
                Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
                16" DuAll Saw
                15" Drill Press
                7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
                20 Ton Arbor Press
                Bridgeport

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                • #9
                  I got a big RAS I dont really use and a table saw I use occasionally and the finest wood tools they ever invent being a cordless sawzall, circ, and battery drill for deck screws. I should get a compound miter and some kind of router set up and fixture the modest planer a bit more convenient,. A lot of cheap material and salvage with wood.

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