Furniture #3: Maloof Stool Front legs and seat rough out

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-13-2014 03:10 AM 1670 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Maloof Stool rear legs rough out Part 3 of Furniture series Part 4: Maloof Stool Final construction and initial sanding complete »

An absolutley brilliant winters Day here in Brisbane, and although I dont usually disturb the peace of a Sunday I decided to do some more work on the prototype stool..
First up I forgot to post a picture of the rough stock I made the stool from.
So here is a reconstiited section fro the original 4 m piece

From it I resawed everything to make the stool.

Now onward to the front legs

I marked out a rough concept and cut them out with the bandsaw.

Both legs are clamped together to do the cutout.

To allow the tenons to be cut accurately I left the original stock on the end so I could use it as a datum point

I then did a fitup up to see what they looked like

I had some minor chip out but nothing worth worrying about it will get profiled out.

I did have a serious lapse of concentration and cut a deep groove in one leg. rats I will have to shim it out
otherwise all went reasonably well again.
The perils of using timber so soft chip outs are very easy to do, even with a backing block fracturing was still occuring.

Next I profiled the seat area and did a dry fit up.

Here is where I am up to today.

The back of the stool is just clamped on for effect at this stage.

Lots of work ahead sanding the profiles and making everything smooth.

Overall a resonably pleasing few hours, I guess now the real work starts in the final assembly and finishing it to an acceptable standard.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 08:52 AM

This is looking really good Robert. An interesting project for sure. It will be fun to see how the shaping goes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 09:06 AM

Interesting read so far. Love reading about learning and/or designing processes so keep them coming!
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 12:56 PM

Very interesting. How big/small is this chair

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 03:40 PM

Looks nice.
All of a sudden the seat is sculpted. How did you do that? Or did I miss something?

This is great,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 04:50 PM

great job

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 05:01 PM

This is a Fun Read-along Rob and that’s Fine Work you’re doing… Carry On!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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