2x4 3 Clawed Dragon Stool

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Project by Bill Akins posted 05-21-2015 04:46 PM 2162 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project I made for the Summers Woodworking 3rd annual 2×4 contest. Made from one Home Depot pine 2×4. The seat is turned and scooped out on a lathe. All joints are mortise and wedge tenons. A coat of Minwax Gunstock stain is applied with a few coats of lacquer to finish. You can watch the video of the process here:
I did have one question, ” Is it morally wrong to use a Lie Nielsen 4 1/2 smoothing plane on a 2×4?

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 06:13 PM

by how it turned out i think it would be wrong not to use that plane. Besides tools are meant to be used.


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#2 posted 05-22-2015 01:25 AM

Nope! It’s all wood so I would use the plane. Nice stool by the way!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 05-22-2015 02:44 AM

Nice job brother.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 09:00 PM

Cool stool

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#5 posted 06-02-2015 03:11 PM

It’s a tool! :P

And it helped you make a very nice stool :)

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 06:44 PM

i love the design…how is strength on stretchers—-could it be stepped on?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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