Bits of Jarrah Stool

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Project by robscastle posted 09-04-2014 05:48 AM 1556 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making the wooden Sledge hammer I was able to recover some larger sections of timber this week.

So I decided to make a small plain stool, having Sam Maloof Signature joints on the legs

I am not sure of the age if this timber but its former life it was a Potato crate untill a collision with a fork lift required it to be repaired.

The damaged sections went into the rubbish bin, apart from some I rescued for a “New” life.
I guess it sure beats sitting in a factory holding 900 kGs of potatoes, or getting burnt.

There is a blog of the same name showing the transformation from rubbish to Lounge room if you are interested.

I am hoping PASs reads this as I want to investigate the aspect of timber polishing further.

The usual wood working processes were involved the construction.

The final finish is polished with white polishing compound and a buff up with a Terry Towel cloth.

I want to see if I can improve on the finish so chip in if you have a suggestion.

I will be keen to try it.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 06:08 AM

That looks really neat Rob, and a great use of scraps.
That finish looks pretty good to me.
Thanks for showing,


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-04-2014 08:17 AM

From a pauper to a prince. That wood must be very proud! This looks like a very professionally done piece to me. Fantastic work Robert.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 10:16 AM

nice finish work.

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 02:02 PM

Hey Robert, been reading all your posts.
Ready to offer any info I can on polishing.
Have you had a chance to look at any of my posts about polishing?

And BTW, you may have helped my identify some of my “Don’t know” wood.
It may be Jarrah.
Will post links for you to look at to compare with your wood.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 09-05-2014 03:35 AM

Very COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 09-05-2014 02:24 PM

Beautiful stool. Love that wood. And the joints for the legs are incredible.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#7 posted 09-06-2014 04:47 AM

I think elephant can step on it.

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#8 posted 09-06-2014 11:33 AM

This is a fine project. Very stout, and very smooth

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 06:38 PM

Nice project, great wood and design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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