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Project by pottz posted 01-30-2021 09:10 PM 945 views 1 time favorited 84 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a charles brock bow tie stool i did from his plans,i did change it up quite a bit,made the legs 6” longer and added a cross bar for a foot rest.the seat is also 2” wider than his called for.i got inspiration for the changes from LJ’S saausage,unfortunately the one tip he gave me i forgot about was to make the seat deeper,id say it needs to be about 2” more because i dont think it’s comfortable as designed.seat and backrest are walnut,the legs are mahogany and the plugs are maple.finished with 3 coats of maloof blend oil,only fitting for something made in his style.

seat boards are cut at 15 degrees to create the shape.


gluing up the seat.the boards are joined with dominos.

the notches that create the maloof joint.

back legs fitted.

pieces roughed out and dry fitted.the legs have a screw to add strength.backrest is attached to the legs with dowels.

shaping the seat before glue up.

glued up doing final shaping and sanding.


even though im a power tool junkie i do use hand tools for some of the work.

-- 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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CWWoodworking

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#1 posted 01-30-2021 09:21 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 01-30-2021 09:22 PM

Awesome work. I’m voting for U in TOP 3 today.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 01-30-2021 09:23 PM

Hell pottzy, seems like you can also actually manipulate wood other than just a keyboard on Show shall go on.

Nice choice of timber and the shape is nearly a convoluted as my mind… great job… on the stool, not my mind!

Now all you need is to put 4 large stones under each leg and with your Maloof inspiration, you and Wendy can rock away… much like wsTC and Carol on his Rocking Adirondacs.

PS. How did you know your bum slopes 15°?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 01-30-2021 09:25 PM

That’s a pretty chair/stool alright, Pottz. But yeah, it looks a little shallow. And maybe more depth would’ve let you make the leg joints sturdy enough without screws… hmm. Dang pretty, though!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#5 posted 01-30-2021 09:28 PM



Beautiful craftsmanship.

- CWWoodworking


thanks buddy i appreciate that,

-- 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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pottz

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#6 posted 01-30-2021 09:28 PM



Awesome work. I m voting for U in TOP 3 today.

- TopamaxSurvivor


thanks bob.

-- 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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pottz

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#7 posted 01-30-2021 09:29 PM



Hell pottzy, seems like you can also actually manipulate wood other than just a keyboard on Show shall go on.

Nice choice of timber and the shape is nearly a convoluted as my mind… great job… on the stool, not my mind!

Now all you need is to put 4 large stones under each leg and with your Maloof inspiration, you and Wendy can rock away… much like wsTC and Carol on his Rocking Adirondacs.

- LittleBlackDuck


hell duckie enough vino and it’ll rock on it’s own.

-- 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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pottz

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#8 posted 01-30-2021 09:31 PM



That’s a pretty chair/stool alright, Pottz. But yeah, it looks a little shallow. And maybe more depth would’ve let you make the leg joints sturdy enough without screws… hmm. Dang pretty, though!

- Dave Polaschek


thanks dave.i guess when charles designed this stool he must not ever have sat on it or he would have made it deeper.good for kids though.

-- 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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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 01-30-2021 09:33 PM




even though im a power tool junkie i do use hand tools for some of the work.
- pottz

Yep, we all eventually have to plug in the power cord manually... unless you had Alexa!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Ivan

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#10 posted 01-30-2021 09:35 PM

Those curves and joynery are realy something!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 01-30-2021 09:35 PM



hell duckie enough vino and it ll rock on it s own.
- pottz

I’ll drink to that!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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MrWolfe

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#12 posted 01-30-2021 09:37 PM

Cool work Pottz!
I like that blended powertool/handtool approach.
Its looks like it turned out great after all the dust settled.
This looks like it was a fun build.

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Peteybadboy

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#13 posted 01-30-2021 09:39 PM

Hey Pottz,

I just got an email that you dropped a stool. Then I see this amazing work that you have done. I mean it that is very cool and well done! I am curious about how you made the joints. I think I need to take a Maloof class to understand the basics.

That is fine work!

-- Petey

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 01-30-2021 09:42 PM

Beautiful work, but who has time to sit around when work is to be done?? LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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pottz

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#15 posted 01-30-2021 09:43 PM



even though im a power tool junkie i do use hand tools for some of the work.
- pottz

Yep, we all eventually have to plug in the power cord manually... unless you had Alexa!

- LittleBlackDuck


the yellow and green handled tool on the lower left is a proxxon grinder,you got one of those ducks? if not you should,something i think you could make good use of.

-- 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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