Hand Carved Maloof Inspired Stool

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Project by Ben posted 03-25-2013 05:14 AM 4361 views 18 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stool is a practice piece. I wanted to see If I could pull off the required joinery for the rockers I plan to make next. I’m really proud of this piece. Everything turned out great. It’s comfortable to sit in and with my 15 month old climbing on everything this really gives him a boost up. It’s also great for me for bath time. Done completely with flesh powered tools. Made from 8/4 walnut finished with Boiled Linseed Oil.

As always comments, suggestions, and critiques are always welcome.

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 06:14 AM

stool turned out great , i love it

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 10:30 AM

Impressive build. Nice work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 12:00 PM

great job

-- Joel

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 04:35 PM

That’s one heckuva practice piece. I’m scared to see how good the serious ones will look.

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 04:37 PM

Excellent joinery, good job Ben!

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 05:07 PM

Thanks for the all the nice comments.

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 08:25 PM

I love this.

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 08:27 PM

Great piece. Can’t wait to see the rocker.

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 09:02 PM

That’s very impressive! I really like the look of it, and I think it begs to be touched. Looks like it has great texture. Awesome that you only used hand tools.

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#10 posted 03-25-2013 09:31 PM

I like it Ben, it looks purdy & well made. go ahead go for the chairs.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 03-25-2013 10:35 PM

Just one more step, round the corners of the joint and it will be perfect.

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#12 posted 03-25-2013 10:47 PM

great looking stool

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#13 posted 03-26-2013 02:01 AM

I think you have mimicked his style quite nicely! Well done!

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#14 posted 03-26-2013 02:25 AM

That is gorgeous! Good job

-- Jay -

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#15 posted 03-30-2013 02:27 AM

Good-looking stool !

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