|Project by seandietrich||posted 03-12-2010 04:52 AM||6338 views||15 times favorited||18 comments|
I built this Japanese stool for someone, and wanted to use only hand tools. The stool has 12 mortise and tenon joints, and is glued together.
The lumber is recyled from an area construction site. The top was shaped using tons of saw kerfs as stop cuts along the top to the desired depth of the curve. Then I chisled the waste, pared it, and then planed it across the grain. And then used the spokeshave to smooth things up, before a light sanding. The top was probably the hardest part, because I couldn’t decide how to approach it.
All in all, the stool came out nice, and it’s owner likes it. Sturdy, solid, light, and it makes me feel a higher level of satisfaction and reward using traditional methods for some reason.
-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye