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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #7: Ottoman

03-25-2014 04:24 PM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

Here I am building a small ottoman to compliment the Morris Chair. -----The ottoman legs were laminated with thin veneers. As with the chair, I used 1/4” thick veneer strips that are later planed down to 3/32” thickness. -----The ottoman legs are planed to their final size of 1-3/4” square, and mortised to receive 1/2” thick tenons. -----I do an initial assembly to see how the joints fit. Everything is scaled down on the ottoman, compared to the Morris chair. Th...

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Georgian Footstool #1: Footstool progress

01-09-2013 10:12 PM by hammcrafted | 0 comments »

Students who decide to take the footstool workshop will start to work and understand wood in a way that just is not a part of mortise and tenon or dovetail joinery. In fact, the footstool is not about joinery in the way that the toolbox is. It is about shaping: take a square blank, apply a pattern, rough it out. fair the curve and work to a final shape. Turned work and moldings bear some resemblance in that symmetry, proportion and light are in important part of the final piece, but as shapin...

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Genuine Rivergirl Footstool and My Genuine Redwing Boots

11-30-2010 04:51 PM by helluvawreck | 22 comments »

My Genuine Redwing boots feel just right when they’re propped up on a Genuine Rivergirl Footstool, especially when it was built for me. :) When I came in from the shop last night I had my wife, Claire, photograph my boots on rivergirl’s footstool and she was delighted to oblige me. So this is what my boots look like when they’re propped up on the stool. :) I thought I would post a few pictures of how rivergirl’s box is coming along so I put them below. ...

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I recieved rivergirl's stool - please rejoice with me

11-24-2010 03:39 AM by helluvawreck | 70 comments »

Dear Lumberjocks, I recieved rivergirl’s gift to me only moments ago. I don’t know what to say, exactly. It is absolutely beautiful. It’s a beautiful foot stool where I can rest my feet in the twilight years of my old age. It’s everything that I ever thought it would be – even more. Rivergirl says it has flaws in it. Kelly, where are the flaws that you spoke of? I don’t see the flaws. I told you that my toolbox that I build for you has flaws in it and t...

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Footstools #4: Progressing nicely

03-15-2009 11:25 AM by Mark Gipson | 2 comments »

Thanks to some cooler weather, hiring some more staff for the salon and the arrival of a small shipment of tools from the UK I have been making some good progress on the footstools for our salon. Footstool #2 has been completed. I used my new plug cutter to make my own plugs for the screw holes which was much quicker than sanding shop bought dowel to fit. I found out why plug cutters are meant to be used with a drill press, it’s kind of tricky to use with just a hand drill and no kin...

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Footstools #3: Looking for some advice

03-06-2009 02:40 PM by Mark Gipson | 6 comments »

Salon footstool #2 is well under way and I am looking for some advice from fellow lumberjocks. As I mentioned in my previous blog entries I am using these footstools to try and learn a little about woodworking and try some different techniques on each one. For this stool I decided to make templates for the curves on the legs and stretcher. I cut a template from plywood after using Sketchup to make a paper template that was printed at actual size. I rough cut with the jigsaw and then used m...

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Footstools #2: First stool finished!

03-05-2009 04:16 AM by Mark Gipson | 1 comment »

I got a bit of shop time this week and have finished my first project! One footstool is completed, only 4 more to go. I plugged the screw holes using 3/8” dowel, or at least dowel that was sold as 3/8”, each plug required quite a bit of sanding before it would fit in a 3/8” hole. I have since ordered a tapered plug cutter and will have to try and figure out a way of using it without a drill press to cut my own plugs for the next stool. I finished the stool with a golde...

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Footstools #1: My first real woodworking project

02-26-2009 05:54 AM by Mark Gipson | 4 comments »

One of the excuses I used to get started with woodworking (and spend money on tools of course) was that I wanted to build 5 footstools for our beauty salon. Our customers currently rest their feet on some rather horrible pink plastic footstools that cost 49 baht or less from the local supermarket. They look a bit out of place and the top is hard to keep clean. I can do better than that I thought! This blog will detail my adventures in trying to build these footstools. These are my first real ...

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