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Project by Jeff Vicenzi posted 05-28-2020 03:38 PM 527 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple bathroom stool I recently made out of walnut and African mahogany. Joinery was angled mortise and tenon which was a first for me. This is also one of my first attempts at marquetry, done via the window method with a #11 scalpel. The last photo shows some Microjig Matchfit dovetail clamps that I’ve recently been finding a lot of uses for. In this photo I’m routing the opening at the bottom of the legs, using the clamps to hold the leg and pattern at a 14 degree angle via shims (to match the leg angle).

This is my first post to this forum. I’m quite impressed with some of the work I’ve seen, and it seems more mature than some of the Facebook forums I’ve recently visited!





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ZachinIowa

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#1 posted 05-28-2020 03:47 PM

Pretty cool stool, I like the marquetry! I have never tried, but it seems like you’ve done a convincing job matching the grain of the wood with the parts of the leaves and flowers

-- Zach

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pottz

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#2 posted 05-28-2020 04:15 PM

nice stool but ill bet it wasn’t all that simple to build.great job on the marquetry.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 05-28-2020 07:53 PM

really nice stool JeffVic, great job on the marquetry – welcome to LJ’s and where are you ? your profile is blank, you could be a neighbor and I wouldn’t know it.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 05-28-2020 08:00 PM

Jeff,

That’s really an attractive stool. It has a Japanese look to it. The details look perfect. I like your solution for routing your angle.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 05-28-2020 08:18 PM

Well executed in every technique.
And nice blinding of woods.

Great for your first angled legs.

What angle did you use for the bottom shelf and how did you do the mortises for the shelf?

-- James E McIntyre

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Jeff Vicenzi

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#6 posted 05-28-2020 09:04 PM

James, thanks much. I actually only did the angled mortise and tenon for attaching the legs to the seat. For the shelf, I simply used 6 pocket screws. Not as elegant, but I like pocket screws when they can be completely hidden as in this case.


Well executed in every technique.
And nice blinding of woods.

Great for your first angled legs.

What angle did you use for the bottom shelf and how did you do the mortises for the shelf?

- James E McIntyre


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AJ1104

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#7 posted 05-29-2020 12:27 AM

Jeff. This is a beautiful stool. I like your choice of woods and as well as the design. Congrats.

-- AJ

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 05-29-2020 04:51 PM

Wow! That is really pretty. I like its shape. Nicely done sir!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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Lefty53

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#9 posted 05-31-2020 02:19 AM

Very nice!! As said already, the combination of the woods looks great. The gentle curves create an elegant look. Good work!

-- Doug, Ohio

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EnchatedForestLoggrs

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#10 posted 06-01-2020 04:54 AM

I like it. Very good job

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