Dianond Willow #1: Footstool

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Blog entry by onelegged posted 05-27-2011 06:12 PM 1081 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m not much of a writer but wanted to share my experiences with my new found passion Diamond Willow.

I don’t have many tools or resources but have the willingness to learn as i go from my mistakes and work with what i have. So with that said here we go. This is a work in progress.
My first attempt at a foot stool

The tenons are carved by hand. I just drilled the proper sized mortise in a piece of scrap and kept testing the fit and carve some more till i got the right depth.
Just waiting to be glued and sanded. I’m undecided on how to finish the top, maybe weaved with twin. We’ll see if i can find something interesting in the wood pile. I just might try ripping some planks out of a large willow trunk that i have drying outside. Well its been raining here so i had a chance to do some work on the foot stool
Sanded and cleaned up a little.
Put two coats of outdoor varathane.

Well that was fun. i decided to weave the top, which is a first for me.Never thought that i would ever weave.
What made it even more fun was the Monsters (aka the cats) attacking my twine!
Will take some pics tomorrow.

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 06:18 PM

OK, you’re a guy I could learn from. Since moving into my log home, I’ve been collecting sticks and twigs for a future project. I’m too cheap to buy an expensive tenon cutter, so I’m happy to see that you executed yours by hand. Thanks for posting this!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 09:05 PM

I love trying that kind of stuff every so often. It brings you back in time. Right back to the basics.
Just you, the timber and some sharp tools.
Post another pic when its finished pls.


-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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