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I enjoy woodworking and I'm always looking for problem solving projects to take on. At work, I wanted to do a special Christmas something for the office secretary. She had had a very rough year.

She is very short, and her feet dangle when she sits at her station. She was using different things like boxes, trash can, etc. to rest her feet on. So I thought a great project would be to make her a foot rest. I had just the right scrap and hardware that would be perfect for the project.

The project took just a few nights. I used a friend's shop (he's got heat in his), in exchange for helping him with some chores he needed a hand with. We got to spend some good time working together.

The secretary was blown away when she opened it. She already talks about how she is going to keep using it after she retires. Now she has a rest that won't give out on her (like an empty box) or get in the way (like the trash can). She reminds me of how you can spend a fortune for gifts for people, but sometimes the smallest and simplest things can last the longest and mean the most. I had a nice Christmas because she did.

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Nice work, but even nicer that you made it for someone that needed it and that you care about, Kudos to you!! :thumbsupanim

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Thanks Seeker. I appreciate your comment.

Saginaw

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Sag ... Now that is the true meaning of gift giving ... WTG! Mike F

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Actions like that last a life time. She will NEVER forget.

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Thanks fellas. I really got a lesson reminder this Christmas I won't soon forget.

Saginaw

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Dual purpose also storage, nice piece and thoughtful of you.

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Thanks Frank. She hasn't figured out what to keep in the box yet.

Thanks for the comment.

Saginaw

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Excellent project/gift and nice joinery too!

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I am always amazed ant the skills that show up on this forum.

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Great!!!

Have three children, with twelve grandchildren, ages one to twelve. My three were potty-trained by the age of 14 - 18 months. Simple, made a small foot rest, similar to yours. Made it easy for them.

bob

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Thanks everyone for the comments.

Love the potty training idea. Might use that one down the road. Got friends with little ones that will need a boost soon.

The joinery was more than called for, but I thought it would look good, so I went with it.

Saginaw

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It always amazes me how much more appreciated a gift from the heart is over a Walmart chinese plastic junk gift. GREAT post in the true spirit,thanx much-John

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Very nice indeed. So are you from Saginaw, MI ?

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Gotta agree with you John. That's what I was reminded of this Christmas.

Not from Michigan Jeff. It's a nickname I was given during a good time in my life, and I like hanging on to it.

Thanks for the comments fellas.

Saginaw

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