Island Stool with Maloof joints

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Project by Jamie posted 12-15-2020 07:45 PM 1055 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Charles Brock’s Island stool design. I purchased the plans and CD from Charles and they worked great. I must have watched that CD over a hundred times. Lots of firsts for me: Maloof joints and power sculpting with the Kutzall grinding disc. Finally got the hang of spokeshaves as well when making the legs.

Cherry seat and stretcher. Maple legs. I was going to give the original Maloof finish blend a try but sealed it with shellac early on. I was worried it wouldn’t soak in properly so I decided to stick with blonde shellac and wax.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#1 posted 12-15-2020 07:59 PM

Excellent Build!!!
Very cool process pics and the design is outstanding.
I really like the three-way joint with the loose tenon. This really turned out great!

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#2 posted 12-15-2020 08:26 PM

ive got the same plans i bought about a year ago hoping to get mine going over the gonna do the bow tie version killed this one,just beautiful.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-15-2020 08:56 PM

That is super slick!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#4 posted 12-15-2020 09:32 PM

Wow! That is gorgeous! I want to touch it!

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

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#5 posted 12-16-2020 12:03 AM

Very nice. Love those leg joints!

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#6 posted 12-16-2020 12:19 AM

Beautiful. I like the style and the wood color combo. Excellent job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 12-16-2020 10:48 AM

That is beautiful! The joint looks perfect.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 12-16-2020 12:45 PM

Beautiful stool and cool construction.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 12-18-2020 04:01 AM

That’s a thing of beauty.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#10 posted 06-08-2021 05:27 PM

I am just starting the Charles Brock build. Did you write up any instructions? I am thinking I will make a set of instructions and wondered if you felt that would have been helpful.

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#11 posted 06-08-2021 06:36 PM

I did not. I just watched that video over an over again.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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