Working with recycled timber #64: Organic Bar Stool cross braces and seat work

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 09-11-2016 03:05 AM 1573 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 63: Organic Bar Stool Frame work and rough out Part 64 of Working with recycled timber series Part 65: Organic Bar Stool Sanding the fitted Cross Braces »

I wanted to keep going with the stool so Sunday saw me making the perimeter cross braces and the seat

I needed three cross braces at an angle of about 30 deg and the foot rest at 90 deg

As I had lots of off cuts from the frame shaping I used them to widen the braces at points of attachment

Trying to workout the correct angles to cut material for a 45 deg angle and incline of 30 deg then a taper for 5 deg for the braces saw me give up, so instead I just kept cuttng and fitting until I got it right.

I even had two saws set up to do it.

No doubt there is possibly a formula around some where but I could not find it!

The braces

I left them to let the glue set and started to profile the seat

The seat work

For the seat I used a Arbortech Turboplane fitted to an angle grinder.
For the frame I used a Guinevere flexible shaft fitted with a 50mm microplaner.

Both remove timber faster than a Wet Beaver building a dam!

That was enough mess and noise for today so I cleaned up and packed up.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 03:58 AM

That’s coming along VERY WELL… Seat looks COOL and comfortable…

Keep it up…

Thank you!

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 11:24 AM

That seats coming along nicely, I still haven’t worked out how you intend to use the braces, looking forward to the next instalment!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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