Simple Shaker Stool of Cherry

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Project by Bertha posted 01-08-2017 05:05 AM 765 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whether it be a late night snack or something to stand on, I like stool. This one is made from 2-1/2 inch cherry with turned cherry legs. I copied the dimensions exactly from Shaker Shop Drawings Volume something. I drilled 1 inch mortises splayed at 10 degrees with this ridiculous contraption. I’ve had the “portable drill press” thingy for years now and decided to try it. Complete waste of time. Should have done it on the DP but I was stubborn.

I planed it with an assortment and rounded over all the edges with a spokeshave.

I got to turning some spindles, which seem entirely too delicate for this application.

I knocked out a segment for the wedge, cut some wedges out of contrasting wood, and started assembly.

I should have used hide glue but having just gone through a pound of that boiling slop, I just used TB3.

fun little stool to help my GF reach the ziploks. I’m working on a more substantial variety for the shop. Super easy but surprisingly fun.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 01-08-2017 12:22 PM

looks clean and sturdy. nice work. and thanks for the build story,

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#2 posted 01-08-2017 12:31 PM

Another nice piece, Great looking stool.

I don’t know if my shop will ever get to see a lathe in it, Guys in my woodworking meeting have been after me about getting one. But… I have just enough room for one more tool and looks like it’s going to get taken up with a CNC over a lathe. I’ve had several occasions where customers have wanted signings in the box and I’m not able too without the proper machine.

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#3 posted 01-08-2017 03:25 PM

nice build

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#4 posted 01-08-2017 05:00 PM

Sexy Stool , Stud.
You should throat punch whoever screwed your deck down.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#5 posted 01-08-2017 10:45 PM

Lol it drives me crazy, too. It was like that when I bought the place. There were also a dozen pin holes in my window trim where there should have been one. It was all I could see when I closed my eyes until I patched them. And, Geez, I meant to say Prius “S”.

Thanks for the comments, guys!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 02:34 PM


-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 01-09-2017 02:59 PM

Whats this the comeback tour thread? Looks like the e-street band just showed up in here.

Solid stool.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 01-10-2017 09:53 AM

Fine stool, love the simplicity.
Lovely dog.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 07:53 PM

This is very nice work, Bertha.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-12-2017 02:22 PM

Nothin simple about it. Very Well done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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