My take on an Eames walnut stool

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Project by Mip posted 02-26-2017 06:04 AM 2456 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s not actual walnut, just poplar stained to look like it. My church had a partition in the narthex of the building that was taken down to open the hallway up, and the lumber was given to me. I sat on it for a couple of years before deciding what to use it for, make the stool with it. The fist picture is the three pieces fit together on the lathe; the second is the three pieces separated; it was easier for me to turn them as individual pieces and then glue them together. The third picture is with stain on it and the last two are with a water based polyurethane finish on showing the top and bottom. I donated it to the church’s auction, which fetched $270, which ain’t bad. The auction was just last Sunday, good friends, good food, all around, a fun time. Hope everybody likes it, the stool, that is.

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 06:18 AM

Nice turning and looks good for stained poplar

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 07:52 AM

Pretty cool woodturning job! Nice design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 11:03 AM

That’s fanTAStic.
And, by the bye:
Eames. One doesn’t hear that name often. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it mentioned in LJs. A woman named Ray, and he kid she married, Charles. Giants in furniture.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 08:28 PM

Mark, funny you mention the Eames’ first names; the lady who won the bid is named Raeanne, I thinks I’m spelling it right. So, the turning turns full circle.
If you punch up Eames walnut stool on this here world wide net, you will see they designed three different middle sections, I chose this one because I like it and it was the easiest for me to turn. I would like to try and turn the other two designs, soon. My sister wants two of these stools for her house, so maybe I’ll try to turn them then.

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 10:22 PM

This is a beautiful piece and a great turning.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-27-2017 01:02 AM

Looks great!
What is the size of this piece?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#7 posted 02-27-2017 02:13 AM

Such a deal !!!
Over $900 at Design Within Reach …

Nice job !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#8 posted 02-27-2017 03:16 AM

great work, looks sturdy.

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 03-02-2017 03:56 AM

Underdog, the diameter of the top is about 13 and a half inches, the bottom is about 11 inches, and the overall height is 15 inches. Well, it’s supposed to be 15, but I turned off a quarter inch on each end of the tenons so they wouldn’t bottom out in the hole I bored, as evidence in the second picture, and leave a gap between the pi├Ęces. So, the height of this stool is around 14 and a half, give or take. Besides, couldn’t afford to give the Eames estate royalties for an exact copy.
Johnhutchinson, I notices the price of these stools at other websites, too, and believe me, if I could find people willing to shell out that kind of scratch for these, I’d quit my job and turn full time. Maybe I should open up an etsy account and see what happens.

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