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Blog entry by PercyMakinstuff posted 11-29-2011 04:24 AM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first blog entry!

I had some left-over scraps of some really nice wood. So I made a wood stool. The base of the stool is made of metal. I found it in the yard. It was white and rusty but a coat of paint brought it back.

As for the wood, I’m not sure about one of them.
In the video, I say it has mahogany. If any of you have a better idea of what that wood is, please let me know! I want more of it. It was from a scrap pile that someone gave me so I wasn’t sure. But I am sure about the other woods.

To make it I glued all of the pieces together into a square. Then I took a plate and made a circle. I used a miter saw to make many cuts along the line. It took about 20-25 cuts to get it close to a circle.

Then I had to smooth it out. As you see in the video, I had to make a simple lathe. It’s more like a tuning platform, but it worked really well with rough sandpaper. Eventually I got the stool really smooth.

Then a little wipe on poly and I was done.
I have to say, the piece of purpleheart has such a vivid color. It really pops.



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ed220

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 03:53 PM

Cool use of the drill. Like the colors. Keep up the good work!

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 06:10 PM

Very nice. The various woods really make a nice contrasting pattern.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 03:52 AM

Great use of Scraps of wood. Nice colors and well assembled.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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