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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 08:37 PM

Very nice work. Great joinery.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 09:17 PM

Nice. I really like it.
And I just love that leg joint – have wanted to do that for years. You nailed it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon



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#3 posted 03-12-2014 09:49 PM

very nicely crafted and finished. Your daughter would love it. Soon, you have to probably make one more for the younger child.


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robert triplett

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 10:51 PM

Nice work! Walnut is a very beautiful wood. I like living in a place where I can find it as inexpensive as other wood.
It might be smart to let your wife use the step stool. She might okay other Walnut purchases.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 01:18 AM

Thanks for the kind words!

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 01:20 AM

Love the joinery. Would love to see some intermediate stage photos before the pieces were joined.


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#7 posted 03-13-2014 12:35 PM

Sweet stool. Enjoyed looking at your previous projects. All well done. Keep up the good work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 03-13-2014 12:50 PM

Nice work Dan. I’ve been building those for quite a few years and often give them away to little kids when I attend a show (with the parents’ approval, of course). They are always a big hit. Your interpretation is spot on.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#9 posted 03-13-2014 04:24 PM

I like this a lot. Do the tenons and mortises just run in an ‘L’ shape or is there something more to the joint?

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#10 posted 03-13-2014 04:27 PM

Love the stool and your mini blog even more.
I can totally relate to your wood-related nervousness.
I’m even more pathetic in that regard… plywood gets me in tatters because I don’t have a vehicle big enough to get it easily, so I am forced to find other ways or buy several sheets when I happen to have a friend with a truck around.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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#11 posted 03-13-2014 05:25 PM

Very nice work. I have some walnut laying around and trying to decide what to do with it. I’m curious about the leg joinery as well. Can you share a bit more about what you did?

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#12 posted 03-13-2014 06:08 PM

Great build and cool joinery I likey!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Chris McDowell

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#13 posted 03-13-2014 06:23 PM

Cool stool. I feel you on having 2 kids and not having any money to blow. I’m in the same situation. I have never used walnut either and I’m sure I will be just as scared as you after having spent a considerable sum on nice wood.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#14 posted 03-13-2014 08:31 PM

Wow. Again, thanks for the nice words everybody! For those that have questions, I am planning on sending you a message with some links to some resources that go into some detail on the leg joints. One great resource is Mr. Scott Morrison who commented above. I’m a big fan of what he does and it feels great to have him comment on my humble little project.

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#15 posted 03-13-2014 10:16 PM

Dan – that’s an incredible stool. It looks really basic at first glance. That awesome wood selection and incredible joinery make it first class and remarkable. Very nicely done.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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