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Folding Camp Stool - Osage Orange and Leather

09-06-2014 10:15 PM by grfrazee | 11 comments »

I read Chris Schwarz’s book Campaign Furniture when it came out and decided that I wanted to make a Folding Campaign Stool (among other things in the book). The book recommends a straight-grained, very strong wood for the Stool legs since they see a fair amount of load when sat upon. A few months ago I contacted LJ Dan Krager about acquiring some osage orange (hedge) logs that he had harvested from his friend’s property. These logs made the trip from Dan’s place in Olney, IL t...

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18th Century Campaign Table

10-05-2009 06:22 PM by Rev. Jim Paulson | 4 comments »

Hi. I was asked to make a campaign table for an 18th century re-enactor and I will be finishing it soon. I made this project out of cherry and used birch plywood for the top. The plywood top was edged with cherry and I attached it with hide glue and cut nails. I turned the legs from 2 1/2 ” square stock and after much searching found this leg profile to be appropriate for a campaign style table. The legs and short aprons are attached with mortise and tenon joints. I added lon...

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