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Project by OutPutter posted 10-01-2007 05:20 AM 1413 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stool was created in an effort to make a stool that was sturdy enough for a six year old to sit on and drag around and whatever. I wanted it to have a stronger joint than the dado I used on the previous stool. The only thing I could think of was this half lap sort of joint you see above. If that’s not the correct description, please let me know. The wood is again pine. Finish will be provided by Addie again (six year old daughter). No glue, just four deck screws per end. Very strong joint.

The joint was made with my mitre saw since I didn’t have any blades for my jig saw at the time. Looking back, I would NEVER repeat that cut nor recommend it to anyone else. I’m just beginning to have a healthy fear of my woodworking tools after reading a lot of the posts here. Lesson learned.

Thanks for your time,

-- Jim





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daltxguy

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 10:46 AM

Well done for a hand cut. I’ve never seen a half lap on an edge joint – that’s quite unusual. I suppose it could be a very large box joint ..butI guess you can call it whatever you want. It’s your design! Is that the finish that your 6 year old added already? or is there more to come? I like it in any case. Small projects can be so satisfying – quick results and in many cases these projects will be around for decades and take on more history than any large piece. Keep up the experimenting and the learning!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 02:56 PM

I like it!!
Your style of joint gives the stool character. very artistic, in my opinion.

Addie must love it.

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

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OutPutter

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 04:38 PM

Steve – That’s Addie’s finish all right. She just adds to it when she gets an artistic urge. I hope you’re right about the stool being around for decades. I seem to have a very strong desire to make things that will last and I’m sure it will affect all my design choices.

MsDebbieP – You’re too kind. I never thought of being artistic. Addie loves new stools and things because she gets to decorate them.

Thanks again,

-- Jim

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 04:41 PM

I had to go back and have another look at Addie’s designing… I can see her as a teenager still adding those special touches to her stool—it will probably be purple and black at some point in its life.

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

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OutPutter

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#5 posted 10-06-2007 03:14 AM

It may get colored and sanded and colored and sanded into toothpicks if I get lucky! LOL

-- Jim

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 11:37 AM

How’s it holding up after 3 years?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#7 posted 02-02-2011 02:13 PM

Hi Steve,

It’s as solid as a rock. My daughter has grown and despite nicer stools and seeting, she stills prefers that stool. She keeps adding scribblings and stuff and just loves it.

Thanks for asking,

-- Jim

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