|Project by WoodWheeler||posted 03-06-2017 04:45 PM||4071 views||23 times favorited||23 comments|
I’m new to the forum and pretty new to woodworking having started tinkering about two years ago in my spare time outside of work & semi-professional cycling.
I saw a video on youtube by the “samurai Carpenter” where he made a shop stool. I thought it looked really neat and that it would be a project that exposed me to a bunch of new techniques and allow me to start playing with hand tools. Unfortunately I don’t have a chisel mortiser so my mortises were done the old-fashioned way with a chisel and I tried to use japanese handsaws, hand planes etc wherever possible.
Here is the finished product (just finished yesterday). I can post some progress pics if anyone is interested (don’t have too many).
The stool is made from a mix of Black Walnut, Australian oak and maple. Proudly no screws or mechanical fasteners were harmed in the making of this stool.
It’s my first really hand-tool intensive project and I really, really, really enjoyed the whole process and learned a heap. The proportions could have been a little better (slightly too narrow) but I was too lazy to watch the video again and really copy the dimensions; I just wanted to start making!