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Project by Randolph Torres posted 11-09-2008 12:30 AM 1951 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an experiment on joints, the teacher said make a stool with 3 joints, so I made 40+ joints on this stool. All the wood in this class was paid for by the tuition. At a cost 300$, I used about 800$ worth of Maple. The class required 3 completed prejects I made 28 projects. It sure was fun!!

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#1 posted 11-09-2008 12:57 AM

This is a prime piece of experimental joinery. The design is original (to my eye anyway). Excellent work.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#2 posted 11-09-2008 01:15 AM

WOW, you are an excellent student. Original to me, really cool stool!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 11-09-2008 01:43 AM

Yes this and all these pieces are my design, Every piece is adlibed. No paper plans it starts then evolves until its completed.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#4 posted 11-09-2008 08:03 AM

That is a great looking design!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 11-09-2008 11:10 PM

dang that’s sweett!!!

sounds like you got your money’s worth from the course :)

LOVE this design.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 05:13 AM

Looks like the experiment was a success. Looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 11-13-2008 05:51 AM

Great! Sounds like you got more than your money’s worth! Very creative design!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 07:01 PM

This really is a wonderful design, I can picture a lounge chair with your slats flowing from end to end…even rolling over each end as this piece does. I’m wondering how you could incorporate the coopered pieces you do with this..keep it up!

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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