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Hi everybody. It's been a while, well, I was doing this and that… I WAS woodworking but not as much as I have in winter or spring, yes, my shop is toooooo hot in summer.
Well, anyway, this is one of the projects I have done recently. The top is the Japanese Oak, the same piece from the rustic plate I made a while ago. Apparently, the wood was not dried enough. The 5 pieces were put together. The top may look too thin and weak, but it's just strong enough to hold my weigh (82 kg, 180 lb)without any bending.
The legs are Japanese elm.
I made this about 2 weeks ago, and it was sit in my house, and the top piece moved, twisted, curved… So I did some repair yesterday. I am not sure if that happens again, but even if so, that's OK, I can repair it again, but I am sure that it would be much less movement than the first repair.

I am still not sure where and how we use this stool in our house, but my daughter has been using it as a desk…

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Simple rustic beauty well done Junji
 

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hi junji ,
everytime you do something new ,
it's like opening a present for me .
your work is very natural ,
and yet very simple .
mucho zen !

if it keeps twisting over the years ,
just cut a little off the offending legs ,
and make it stop rocking .
if it gets to short ,
your grandchildren can use it on the table to hold the tea pot !
 

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Jim,

Thanks for the comment.
 

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John,
Thanks you! And wow, I just checked your projects and the birdhouses are so beautiful.
 

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Very nice rustic stool. Great work.
It would look more rustic with round legs, I supposed.
 

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Fantastic work, Junji! I like the wedged tenons.
 

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david,
I am very glad that you feel that way, and it's really good to know that I can do something for somebody here.

About the twisting and shorten the legs, you are right! Someday, someday! My kids are still so young, 7 and 3, but I know it's not so long as I imagine.
 

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woodworm,
Ah, very good suggestion! Actually I wanted to use rustic logs for the legs, but just didn't have enough materials for that, and legs really needed to be dried. Round legs, mmmm thank you.
 

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Frank,
the wedged tenon is one of my favorite too.
 

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I really like the simplicity of it and the beautiful texture of the top surface, very natural, great job!
 

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Fantastic job again! This is very simple yet Beautifull. Stool or childs desk? Either way it is fine workmanship.

Keep it up.

Scrappy
 

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Looks good from here!!
 

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awe that looks great. like the through tennon with the ebony wedge. er thats what it looks like.
 

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Ryan,
Thanks.
I believe that making thing simple is always so important and very difficult at the same time.
Well, I again learnt so much from this project about the difficulty…
 

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scrappy,
Yes, it's funny that others don't use it as I thought they would. But there is something I can learn from it too. The best thing about this project is that my daughter is happy about it.
 

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TopamaxSurvivor,
Thank you, thank you!
 

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CSlabon,
Thank you.
The wedge is made of rosewood.
 

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The fit of the round through tenons is amazing and you found the perfect spot in the top to put them, so they blend in. I think this is what makes it look so 'simple'. The tenons are there but very subtle as only the wedge is visible. Very nice! I can see why you say simple can be very difficult. It's clear there was a lot of planning in this piece.
 

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Steve,
Thank you for your complements, well that's a way too good comment on my project… BUt surely I feel GOOD!
 
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