Three-legged Stool

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Project by Furnitude posted 07-31-2014 06:45 PM 1953 views 20 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A three-legged stool with a cherry seat and maple legs that are hexagonal and tapered. The footrest is also cherry.

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 10:10 PM

Looks great, how did you shape the seat?

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 11:51 PM

My question exactly -:)

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 12:20 AM

That is one beautiful stool. I love the simple lines and choice of woods

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 12:28 AM

Beautiful stool, Mitch! I’ve been contemplating a 3 legged stool. Where did you get the plans? And how did you shape the seat? :-) Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 02:02 AM

Wow. Love this design. Great work

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#7 posted 08-01-2014 02:42 AM

I had a three-legged dog one time….I called him Tripod….........

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#8 posted 08-01-2014 04:06 AM

Of course it’s nice . You made it! Did you use your seat to contour the seat? LOL!

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 06:44 AM

very nice! Would make too nice of a shop stool!

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 01:15 PM

That is a good looking stool. Sort of reminiscent of Wharton Esherick

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 01:37 PM

I like that a lot.
Nice design.


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#12 posted 08-01-2014 01:41 PM

beautiful stool,and a wonderful design. The seat has a real nice shape to it. However what caught my eye were the tapered hexagonal legs.That is a nice extra feature.

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#13 posted 08-01-2014 02:04 PM

Thanks for the kind words. As far as shaping the seat, it is made of three pieces so I cut as much of the contour as i could on the band saw. I shaped it the rest of the way with a gouge and then sanded it with aggressive sand paper. I shaped the outside on the bandsaw with the table tilted dramatically. I liked the angled curves that gave me. As far as plans, I made it up as I went along. Actually, I had the seat because I made two when I made a much earlier three-legged stool. It sat around in my shop until I learned how to make the hexagonal legs and thought they would go together.

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#14 posted 08-01-2014 02:11 PM

That is a nice piece and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 08-01-2014 02:52 PM

The seat looks like a face puckering up to kiss your ash. Hehe. Really nice build. Well done.

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