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Project by Kaleo posted 07-24-2007 11:42 AM 2504 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would enter this into the summer challenge. As many of you have seen before, it is the stools that I made earlier in the year. The frames is held together with finger joints and there are 2 rails that are mortised and tenoned into the top for the seat to sit on. The seat is laminated into that shape with a piece of saddle leather glued to the top. A very simple looking design, but a bit of a challenge to make.

The second and third picture is of a different set that I made for a show, they are thinner and have a taper on the top and bottom pieces. I hope you enjoy…

P.S. I just realized that the summer challenge rules state that no glue can be used in the pieces made. I must not have read the rules very well, and would like to thank Don for letting me know. I am going to email Martin and ask that it be removed, seeing how the only way for the finger joints to work is to have a fair amount of glue in them. Thanks all.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 07-24-2007 12:09 PM

too bad about the challenge :(

magnificent stools.
and your photography—brilliant!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Kaleo

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#2 posted 07-24-2007 12:11 PM

Thanks Deb, you must be up really early. But I am slowly learning the art of photography. The best thing I ever did was buy a digital camera. Now I can take 500 pictures and I know at least one of them will come out good.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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snowdog

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#3 posted 07-24-2007 12:52 PM

I like the stool but wonder how much weight it can take, my fat butt is pushing 250 lbs. I am not sure I would take a change at turning that beautiful piece of art work into kindling :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Kaleo

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#4 posted 07-24-2007 01:02 PM

snowdog-

I weigh about the same as you and I sit on one of these everyday at my work bench. I haven’t had them tested to see what they will take, but they will take my standing on them. I figure if they can take me they can take most people.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 07-24-2007 01:30 PM

Kaleo… 500 pictures doesn’t account for the background, the angle …

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 07-24-2007 07:10 PM

I’m all for making an exemption, but the winner will differ with my opinion. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bill

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#7 posted 07-24-2007 07:16 PM

Well there are two categories, garden and joinery. The joinery is the one with no mechanical fasteners or glue. The garden category allows such things. I would say these are patio chairs for sitting at a bistro table. They look great Kaleo.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 07-24-2007 07:18 PM

Bill.. you are brilliant!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Kaleo

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#9 posted 07-25-2007 12:13 AM

I like your thinking Bill.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 07-25-2007 04:22 AM

As Bill said….patio bistro tables. You still have time for the joinery challenge. i’m starting mine this weekend…of course I may not finish in time…..

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Karson

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#11 posted 07-25-2007 04:38 AM

Great looking Bistro Chairs. You better get busy on the Bar now.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 04-18-2008 05:51 AM

Awesome. Love the curved seat.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#13 posted 01-21-2009 12:37 AM

very cool stool…love the seat…..

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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