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Project by icemanhank posted 07-29-2019 01:43 AM 316 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

My wife Heather wanted a footstool so I used some scrap hardwood I had in the shed for the top cutting out a gum leaf, inserting some gum nuts and carving her initial in to it.

I found some old figured Turpentine hardwood for the legs and morticed it all together using some Purple Heart for the wedges. I didn’t use any glue or fixings in the process of assembling it, just held together by wedges and angles.

It’s a solid little beast and should last many lifetimes.

there is a blog here https://www.lumberjocks.com/icemanhank/blog/129957 if anyone is interested.

Be kind to each other, Dave

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia





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robertjacob

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#1 posted 07-29-2019 05:32 AM

looks good, good combination and design for sofa.

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kdc68

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#2 posted 07-29-2019 09:13 AM

You have packed a lot of detail into this! Beautiful piece, well done!

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crowie

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#3 posted 07-31-2019 12:41 AM

Got to be a winner David.
Scrap used up and I’m sure a very happy lady with that beautiful foot stool.
Top marks!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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icemanhank

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#4 posted 07-31-2019 01:18 AM

Thanks Crowie

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#5 posted 08-07-2019 04:54 AM

Nice stool !. I like the design!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-08-2019 08:21 PM

Looks very nice – Nice carving skills, too!
How did you attach the legs to the top?

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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icemanhank

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#7 posted 09-09-2019 06:19 AM

Hi mate, they are dowelled but not glued. The tension from the wedged tenons holds it all in place.


Looks very nice – Nice carving skills, too!
How did you attach the legs to the top?

- mbmattvt


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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