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Cherry stool with webbing

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Project by Rich Simon posted 05-28-2017 02:06 PM 649 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of the Arvid chair, done in cherry.

Worked up the plan in SketchUp and spent more hours than I wanted to working out the angles thinking I’d “just” cut to the angles. It wasn’t til I did a prototype cut that I really understood I couldn’t just rely on angles and I’d have to do lots of marking, then engineering of the cut order, to get the lap joints right. Lots of hand work since those joints are tough to machine, but I got good practice with my Veritas carcase saws and my chisels.

Made two changes to the design as far as I can tell – facing the legs to the inside, and using chair webbing clips from Rockler (excellent, these worked out really well; just routed a 3/16×1/2” groove and slipped them in with a bit of stretching on the webbing). Not like anyone’s going to look under it, but it’s neat.

Eight mortise and tenons. Hope it stays strong – feels good so far, but it is my first piece like this.

With many thanks again to SawdustOnMyBoot for inspiration and pointing me to the source for the cotton webbing! Blue was the bets color, so just went with it. Seems to match the cherry pretty well.





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 05-28-2017 02:20 PM

Good job, Rich. Looks nice. I love the gummy cherry.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-28-2017 06:40 PM

This is a very nice stool and you have done a fine job on it.

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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majuvla

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

Indeed excellent work, your hand made effort paied off.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 05-28-2017 08:00 PM

Your stool looks really nice and I’ll bet it’s comfortable to sit in. The blue and cherry go well together. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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NormG

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 07:22 PM

Wonderful project, I have not done webbing before, but it is on my list

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 05-30-2017 10:48 AM

Fantastic looking design – VERY sturdy and well thought out.

You did a great job on this.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#7 posted 06-10-2017 05:54 PM

I am beyond flattered, Rich! To think that someone loved my design enough to emulate it is awesome!! Your cherry version is stunning & the webbing attachment is genius… never knew those webbing clips existed! I’ll definitely use those in the future!! Thanks so much for tagging me & I can’t wait to see your future projects!!! :)

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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