fire step stool

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Project by JTP posted 12-21-2010 09:55 PM 1958 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a step stool out of alder. I decided to cut flames into the legs and the sides of the stool. For the finish i just applied tung oil to bring out the natural color of the wood. The top was 14” X 9”, legs are 7” X 9.5”, sides are 12.5” X 4”.

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 10:49 PM

I really like this! -How did you keep the flames from breaking off -fresh blades? -patience?
It is such a perfect compliment to the grain!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 01:46 AM

Very nice.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 03:38 AM

This is wild!

Are both ends and aprons identical to each other, or did you freeform them? I’m assuming you cut the flames on the bandsaw (as I don’t see any recessed cuts that would require a scrollsaw), yes?

That does not look like fun to dust!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 03:44 AM

Love the new twist on a simple project.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#5 posted 12-22-2010 03:52 AM

Doesn’t look like fire wood though!

Very nice!

Cut on bandsaw or scrollsaw? Both?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 08:48 AM

very cool.

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#7 posted 12-22-2010 03:04 PM

No that is one hot step stool.. (I could not resist) ;-)

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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