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Esherick Three Legged Stool #4: Stretchers Design and Joinery

09-30-2020 12:43 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

The Esherick stool has a simple stretcher shape that is easily turned on the lathe. They are joined into the legs at three different heights to avoid interference of the through mortises. Many of the regular stools that I studied used stop mortises on the stretchers, but most of the pictures for the Esherick stool seem to have through mortises with wedged tenons, so that is how I did mine. I checked the distance between the legs at the stretcher height and decided that I would turn them ...

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Esherick Three Legged Stool #3: Leg Turning and Seat Mortising

09-28-2020 07:10 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

Esherick often used contrasting woods for the leg assemblies and the seat. I will do the same on mine. For the legs and stretchers, I am using oak turning blanks from the home center. Yes, they are pricey, but they are clear, straight grain and you don’t need much wood for this project. For the seat, I am using a piece of wood that is a little bit special to me. When my uncle passed away, I found what appeared to me to be a 2” thick, large square blank of walnut in his work...

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Esherick Three Legged Stool #1: A Little Background on Esherick

09-27-2020 04:26 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

For those who are unfamiliar, Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood. As an artist, he started out as a painter, but eventually moved into wood sculpture. He applied he sculpting sentiment to the design of various furniture pieces. His ideas were quite novel at the time, working in the mid 20th century and many of his pieces can be considered mid-century modern. His home and workshop are located in the Philadelphia area and have been turned into a museum. During b...

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Greek inspired shop stool - (from travels to Greece).

03-26-2019 01:03 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Greek inspired stoolfrom travels to Greece Here you see the little simple stool in use, it has become my favorite work stool, since it is small and light and yet sturdy. (On this picture I use it while restoring the windows at my workshop). I was still a teenager, the first time I visited Greece, or to be more precise one of the Greek islands, Samos is the islands name. Later I have traveled several times to the Greek islands and visited a handful, some of them more than once. Besides t...

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Three Legged Stool

05-06-2017 10:42 AM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

Hi again folks, this time the project I have for you is a small three legged stool inspired by the works of Paul Sellers and Nick Offerman. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Shop stool part 2

03-24-2017 02:51 PM by Daniel Solowiej | 4 comments »

Here the second and last part of the “stool in concert”. It’s just another shop stool, but was made with a lot of love. If you have not yet seen the first part, see it first to get in the right mood! (You can see and hear the complete concert on my videos). In this second part I dedicated to elaborate the seat, the final assembly and the finish. Here the wedges of the seat ! Thinking of finishes, and that this stool will be used in the workshop, I decided on wat...

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Shop Stool

03-14-2017 12:35 AM by Daniel Solowiej | 6 comments »

I begin the make of a stool for the workshop, with a comfortable height for my body. The wood used, here in Argentina, is called “Anchico” (Parapiptadenia rigida). It is a hard and heavy wood, which for its can also be used outdoors. In this first part designed a template, I decided to make the legs first. I wanted them to have a shape that remembered some of those forms of the fine antique European furniture, but simplified. A visual suggestion, a recall, but not the details o...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #91: Current Project: Heavy Duty Plant Stand

12-08-2016 04:17 PM by retired_guru | 8 comments »

This will be a gift to the wife, as she has been asking for some time that I make a low-level floor stand for her large plants. As I have been building this I’ve come to the conclusion I would like to make more of these, in various wood species, designs and heights to sell starting next year. I don’t know that I would reproduce this one design again. This was ‘ad hoc’ based on what scrap reclaimed 2×4s I had in the shop. Not that using this material would be b...

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Dovetail Stool: The Perfect Finish

08-26-2016 06:14 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I’ve been working on the dovetail stool for a couple weeks now. I was taking my time with it while working on other projects as well. I have finally been able to finish and show my quick finishing process. Please subscribe and check out all the other videos! YouTube Link

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Dovetail Stool: Joinery and Leg Detail

08-20-2016 11:01 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this second part of the dovetail stool I go over how I assemble the cross braces, touch on the dovetails attaching the legs and tops (lost some footage) and also go over making the leg detail using files and rasps. Hit that thumbs up, comment, and subscribe! Click Here for Link To YouTube!

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