walnut stool

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Project by bent posted 05-09-2009 11:43 PM 1737 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a small walnut stool that i made for my grandpa. he wants to use it as a sidetable/drink holder. it’s a remake of a stool he found at his local hardware store. his grandpa had made it (my great-great-grandfather), so it’s got some age to it. unfortunately, the original isn’t for sale. i was able to take some pictures of it, and make this one for him. it was a cool feeling to make a copy of something like that, given it’s origins. i’m happy with how it turned out, and think he will be too.

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 12:17 AM

Nice work. No doubt it will be appreciated.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 12:34 AM

Way to go, great job.your gramps must love it.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 01:00 AM

Simple and nice. Your grandfather will be really happy to receive it.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 02:43 AM

That is what it’s all about.
Very nice work and a cool story ta-boot.

Good job

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 04:20 AM

Hey from Homer. The stool is beautiful and the story makes it even more special. Your mom is proud!

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 07:47 PM

Nice work , how did you go about marking and drilling for the rungs ? did you use a jig to drill the holes out?
I am about to make a stool like this one so i am looking for some tips on construction , how long was the build?

any help welcome

Thanks Bob

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#7 posted 05-11-2013 11:19 AM

thanks bob.

it’s been awhile since i made this, but if i remember right, here’s how i made the legs. i made square blanks for the legs that were 2x the size of the size of the roundover bits that i had available. then while the blanks were still square, i drilled the in the tennons. then used a router table with said roundover bits to make the leg blanks round. for the top, i used a pattern tracing bit and used the end off of a wire spool as the pattern to follow.

i think i built this 1 weekend, it wasn’t a very difficult project.

i hope that helps, and good luck.

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