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Blog series by siavosh updated 09-29-2014 01:03 AM 3 parts 7536 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Laminating a Seat

09-15-2014 05:02 AM by siavosh | 0 comments »

I had a bunch of cutoffs and leftover pieces from my last few projects. I didn’t want to throw them out or keep them around indefinitely under my couch, so I came up with the idea of laminating the pieces together to make the seat of a small (low-level) Japanese style stool. Here is some design inspiration I found online—simple and pragmatic design. And here is me working out the lamination: First time I’m making anything like this, glad to stat...

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Part 2: Fitting the legs

09-21-2014 06:01 AM by siavosh | 4 comments »

I had the most apprehension for fitting the legs to the stool. It’s the first time I’ve tried to do an angled mortise. But it actually turned out ok. Sawing the tenons. Splitting the waste with my extra large 49mm striking chisel I got on ebay—being used more than expected. Fitting Results were better than I expected. Up next is working on some reinforcements for the laminated seats to soothe my worrying mind.

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Part 3: Putting it all together

09-29-2014 01:03 AM by siavosh | 4 comments »

The final pieces came together, but as usual I feel the final stages of my projects have the most frustration and mistakes probably due to impatience. Nevertheless, I think starting out with a pile of off-cuts a month ago, and now having a small stool is a positive thing. Firsts for this project:LaminationAngled compound joinery Lessons:When laminating wood, take care in having a consistent grain orientationGo slower with spongy-pineDepends on the wood, but be ge...

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