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Project by KnickKnack posted 11-30-2008 06:10 PM 1895 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Other people seem to make boxes, pens, or breadboards – I seem to make stools.
This is oak with oil finish.
I’ve been messing about with the “leather dye” thing recently, with varying degrees of success (ranging from “dog’s dinner” to “sand it off and start again”) – this was supposed to look “rustic”, rather than “a mess”. It looks slightly better in real life than the pictures might suggest. Design – quite like it, implementation – could do better. Angles are hard to do without a table saw (maybe santa is listening?).
In four months time when the weather improves I’ll now have a choice of 4 to sit on!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 11-30-2008 06:26 PM

Very Nice!

Looks very strong and stable. You can never have too many places to sit!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-30-2008 06:59 PM

A beautiful piece of furniture. Can you provide more information on joinery?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 11-30-2008 07:18 PM

Like the design, very nice.


-- Woody, UK

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#4 posted 11-30-2008 07:35 PM

The top and cross piece is just glue (no end-grain involved).
The legs are glue & biscuit.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#5 posted 11-30-2008 10:12 PM

Good stools at that. nice & sturdy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-01-2008 06:11 AM

Neat little stool. I like the design.
Stools are useful around here since I have a 2 year old daughter. She likes to stand or sit on them.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 06:30 AM

I also like the design, stools get a lot of use at my house, I am short, my wife is short and the grand children will use them.
Thanks Ron

-- Ron Central, CA

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