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Build a Joint Stool from a Tree

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Project by Lazy_K posted 05-28-2017 12:21 PM 483 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went and read the book, so I had to build the stool. 3rd picture is the tree I started with, so I have a lot more to use up.

be welll.

-- Kai SaerPren





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leafherder

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#1 posted 05-28-2017 01:36 PM

Great project. Two questions:
What book?
What kind of tree?

-- Leafherder

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Carlos510

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#2 posted 05-28-2017 01:40 PM

Looks great, nicely done. I dream of taking a tree from standing timber to finished project including building my own band sawmill, one day. I see you did it the hard way, with sledge and wedge, hard work but must have been very satisfying work.

-- From popular rap:"If time is money, then I need a loan." Carlos B., http://www.hobbyworkshopprojects.com/

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 05-28-2017 03:01 PM

Nice. Great job, Kai. Did you turn the legs as suggested in ”the book”  or did you plug in? Either way, you did good work.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-28-2017 06:57 PM

This is a nice stool.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Lazy_K

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 12:16 PM

LeafHerder: “make a joint stool from a tree” by Peter Follansbee and Jeanie Alexander
Ron Aylor: I had to make the lathe

-- Kai SaerPren

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 12:28 PM


Ron Aylor: I had to make the lathe
 

- Lazy_K

AH … a brother from another mother … very nice. Keep it up!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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handy_andy

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#7 posted 05-29-2017 02:16 PM

I just finished the same book. I’m still working on getting straight splits out of a log.

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jdh122

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#8 posted 05-29-2017 03:11 PM

Nice job. Cool lathe too. This is a project I’ve been interested in a for a while, but the angle joinery scares me a bit – that, plus it’s really hard to ind green oak logs that are big enough.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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BenR

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#9 posted 06-09-2017 10:12 PM

I have been wanting to do that for a long time. Thanks for reminding me that it is still on my list.

-- Ben in Va

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