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Blog entry by Alask posted 09-27-2017 10:37 PM 693 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks,at this time I would like to share a step-by-step project I’ve been doing these days.

I always loved this stool below but I don’t have a lathe and if I have a lathe I don’t have the skills to use it.

Mocho Stool:

The Mocho Stool was designed in 1956 by our most famous designer Sergio Rodrigues (more than 1,500 furniture design).The chair “Mole” below:

The chair was praised for its quintessential Brazilian attitude to form and material; it now occupies a spot in MoMA’s permanent collection.

So I decide to make a round stool by myself design and using the tools and skills I already have. Of course I don’t have the pretention to make a winner as a Mocho Stool but a stool form myself idea.So you can’t find other in anyplace.

It starts here:

A rough mock-up in scale

To define the curve I choose 15mm deep in center from edges

I used 3 nails but you can use Math to find the radius generator

The square piece of Brazilian Hardwood “Peroba-Mica”

The center hole will be used until finish the stool


The wooden master template for router jig

Here the cards keep a free gap between tracks and piece

Now ready to sculp the seat


The router leaves some traces and I’ll scrape it all


After scraper job

For the second stool I decided to save a router time and bit
I made some holes using a 35 mm fostener bit

Kutzall disc in action

Less job on router

To make a better sand (fits the curve) time I glued a hook and loop pieces at a foam piece

To make a groove I screwed a bushing guide at back of round piece

To make a large leg


The dry fit

The central bar dosen’t has the hole yet

Blue masking tape helps to clean the glue leftovers



All on square


All glue cleaned while soft



The final dry fit

This is a very comfortable seat.

Soon more pictures

Thanks for attention



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#1 posted 10-08-2017 01:39 AM

Hello folks,

I add more pictures.

Thanks for attention

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