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Project by woodcox posted 04-04-2019 04:05 AM 567 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a stool with a board from the shop:) My son just learned how to walk so I made a place for him to sit his self down. Hickory with a cherry seat. I used some forged nails instead of pegs to hold the top down. Mortise and tenons drawbored with oak pins hold these together. This was a lot of fun and I hope to make them again. Such a timeless and robust piece of furniture. It hasn’t seen much use yet but, that’s ok with me. Thanks for looking. Some build pics.

End rails with about 8 degrees of rake in the shoulders. Mortise walls undercut to match.


A good strap clamp has been found. Using it a lot since I bought it. I need another one now.

Cupid’s bow cut for the front rails.


Also, a German type mallet for him with the scraps.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.





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torus

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#1 posted 04-04-2019 04:12 AM

This is one gorgeous looking stool!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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stefang

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#2 posted 04-04-2019 06:38 AM

Very nice build and great looking result. Not as easy as it looks at first considering the turning work, the splayed legs and angles. I like the nailed seat too, it adds a lot of character.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 04-04-2019 10:38 AM

Great looking stool, and a nice bonus mallet for the boy. Great work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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489tad

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#4 posted 04-04-2019 12:26 PM

What a great build. Your son is going to have fun with that.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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HokieKen

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#5 posted 04-04-2019 01:37 PM

Awesome work WC! :-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 04-04-2019 03:22 PM

One beautiful looking stool GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Sasha

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#7 posted 04-04-2019 04:37 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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bubbaw

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#8 posted 04-04-2019 07:57 PM

That is excellent. Class act.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 04-04-2019 09:35 PM

Awesome looking hickory!
A real good looking stool!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Travis

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#10 posted 04-05-2019 03:41 AM

Wow, breathtaking. I can’t fathom making something like that. Truly incredible. Great work!

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

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majuvla

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#11 posted 04-05-2019 06:56 AM

Real classic, nice woodworking elements.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Richard

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#12 posted 04-05-2019 11:15 PM

Very Nice & Well Done! Great bunch of Pictures! Thanks!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 04-06-2019 03:27 AM

Really outstanding. You included so many nice details. This stool is certain to become a family heirloom. I hope you carved the details on the bottom of the stool: “To Jon, from Dad, date, etc.”

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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DonB

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#14 posted 04-06-2019 03:51 AM

Oh to have skills such as these. The “fit and finish”, the snug joints – very nice indeed.

-- DonB

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