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Blog series by Diego Cassels updated 05-07-2018 04:35 PM 8 parts 4322 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Selecting the wood

04-07-2018 09:01 PM by Diego Cassels | 2 comments »

In this stage I choose the wood I want to use, usually I buy it, but this time I got lucky and unearth this beatiful “quebracho” wood from the backyard. Its a dark red and VERY hard wood. Its about 2” thick.

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Part 2: Bath Stool

04-07-2018 08:45 PM by Diego Cassels | 0 comments »

Well here is how I go around my projects. I enjoy this faze of the project. First a general idea of what I would like the project to look like. Then I look for inspiration from the web, general dimentions and so on. I found this, traditional japanese bath stool. This is FROM a google search.

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Part 3: Sketch in 3D and dimentions

04-07-2018 10:54 PM by Diego Cassels | 2 comments »

This was an easy sketch and only took about 1/2 an hour.Knowing the wood width was important, it allowed me to be more creative with the curves. 4 cuts Top (Seat): =>40 cm long = 15,75 “ =>25 cm Deep = 9,84 “ =>4 cm width = 1,57 “ 2 Legs: =>33,5 cm long = 13,18 “ =>23 cm Deep = 9,06 “ =>3 cm width = 1,18 “ Leg support:=>37 cm long = 14,57 “ =>4 cm Deep = 1,57 “ =>3 cm width = 1,18 “

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Part 4: How to...

04-10-2018 12:51 PM by Diego Cassels | 5 comments »

Well there is not one way to do things, so here we go with the thinking HOW to do it! I´ve decided that the legs should have a 12° angled slope, so I have to figure out how to make the mortise under the seat with a 12° incline. Any ideas, sugestions are very welcome. I’ve also decided to create a saddle look to the seat, so I rememberd that a lumberjock “woodshaver Tony C” had suggested me to look at his way of doing it, jig to cut saddles in the stool seat’s I like...

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Part 5: Angled Tenon and Mortise

04-12-2018 02:52 PM by Diego Cassels | 5 comments »

Thanks to a coment from sras who said For the angled joint, I’d suggest cutting the tenon at an angle and have the mortise be strgaight in. I’ve made a drawing of the angled Tenon with my measurements, in centimeters. This gives me the easy task of making the mortise of 2 cm deep by 2cm wide by 20 cm long in the seat, all straight angles. Then in both of the legs I will have to make a angled keyed mortise and tenon joint to insert the legs support as shown in the sketch. ...

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Part 6: Saddle

04-23-2018 02:37 PM by Diego Cassels | 3 comments »

Well this was a great idea, I made lots of design errors that I had to fix with little adjustments. All of this could have been avoided if I had followed the original plans!! So don´t make the same mistakes I made!! I´m very happy with the final result. Here I just made a straight mortise and it all went fine. I repeated the same for the other leg.

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Part 7: Machine versus Hand tools...

05-02-2018 02:26 PM by Diego Cassels | 4 comments »

Well I´m not a only hand tool, nor a machine carpenter either. This project requiered machines because of the hard wood and the lack of the correct hand tools needed to do the job.I continued with the legs making the angled tenon, it wasn’t easy to make but I was happy with the job. Used a DIY router table, added a small wood on the fence side just to create the right 12° angle that a I needed. It didn´t need to be exact 12° but it needed to be consistent, it DID 12,7° and 12,9° in t...

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Part 8: Rounding and learning

05-07-2018 04:35 PM by Diego Cassels | 4 comments »

Tusk through tenon!! The name is common but its the first for me. I scratch a line to have a reference to drill, then squared it with a chisel. The key was made with the same wood, “quebracho colorado”. Hard to fit but the en result looked good to me! Then I ronded the seat corners with a router and lots of sanding. LOTS!!! I had to do a dry test, the photos don`t do it justice! Here you have a closeup of the tusked tenon. Well a touch there and another over t...

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