Turned leg stools.

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Project by jar944 posted 05-05-2016 02:19 AM 708 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife saw something similar in a store, and without fully thinking it through said “I can make those.”

This was also the first time I used my shaper to cut tenons. It worked well enough i bought two more rabbeting heads just to cut both cheeks at once.

I also ended up picking up a fuji mini mite 4 while I was building these. The paint it BM advance thinned 10% with water. Sprayed through a 1.5mm nozzle.

Overall I’m happy with how they turned out, though my upholstering skills could use some improvement.

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#1 posted 05-05-2016 02:27 AM

Nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 05-05-2016 07:16 AM

Beautifully done, Jar! Having seen your first upholstery job over on the Furniture building thread, it’s easy to see you’ve already come a long way! I recently attempted to duplicate a handle on the lathe (emphasis on the attempted part). Here you’ve matched 16 legs! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 05-05-2016 01:25 PM

nice stools

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#4 posted 05-05-2016 02:03 PM

Nice work, the stools look great.

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#5 posted 05-05-2016 03:08 PM

These stools look very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-05-2016 09:53 PM

nice work Jar, did you turn all the legs?

edit: how did you mortice in the turned part of the legs?

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#7 posted 05-05-2016 10:58 PM

They look great. Nice work.

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#8 posted 05-05-2016 11:02 PM

Sorry, I didn’t mean to give the impression I turned all the legs, though I can clearly see by the title how I did. Turned leg stools were the name the store gave to the style of stools my wife liked.

I actually bought the legs. If I remember right they were about $4 each. They are rubberwood (from the rubber tree apparently) the aprons and stretchers are hickory.

As for the mortises I built a jig to both hold the legs and serve as a guide for a router. I actually didn’t realize housed tenons were a proper chair making method until after made them. I just couldnt figure a way to cope the stretcher, so i didnt.

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