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Made with claro walnut and madrone. What was fun for this project was thinking up and then making the joinery for the legs.

-- Nick, now in the heat of Sacramento

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#1 posted 07-11-2017 11:03 AM

Bravo, nice work, thank you for sharing.

-- andrek

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 12:16 PM

Great work on the joinery, looks beautiful, and they are well done – nice and tight.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 07-11-2017 05:56 PM

Excellant choice of woods and use of dovetail and dado. Very clever.

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#4 posted 07-12-2017 12:48 AM

That’s awesome

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#5 posted 07-12-2017 01:49 AM

Very Nice, good workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 07-12-2017 02:58 PM

Nicely done
would love more info on the joinery..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 05:08 PM

Nicely done
would love more info on the joinery..

- abie

ditto on the joinery. Would love more on how you did it.

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 05:23 PM

On the joinery. The legs are trapezoids with the outside angles in line with the radials from the center of the round top. So I built a router template that also followed the radials and routed the bottom and top of the stool top at each leg location. I hand sawed a groove in the shelf that was left by the routing and a little chisel work cleaned up the corners, I then cut dado’s in the legs to allow the legs to slide onto the grooved shelf. I finished it with a little sanding on the top of the legs to match the routed corner.

-- Nick, now in the heat of Sacramento

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#9 posted 07-13-2017 09:43 AM

The optics on this are great! Wow.

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#10 posted 10-02-2017 05:35 AM

Great finish and the joinery really makes the chair pop! You should definitely make a few more of these and keep them in storage for when guests come over so you can really show them your handiwork. Perhaps we could move towards making them stackable though so they won’t take up too much space in storage when you keep them.

-- Mel Brandle,

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