Walnut Milking Stool

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Project by AllenD posted 11-14-2017 01:45 AM 479 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In need of a project and a way to use up some of this excess walnut “scrap”, I edge jointed a few boards to make a stool “for what warming by the fireplace with”.

The scalloped seat top and staked legs were pretty intimidating, but now chair building seems much more approachable now.

My 3-year-old daughter helped with rounding the legs, she got a kick out of making spiral shavings with the spokeshave. Usually, she’s coloring in the shop so I’m declaring this the first father-daughter collaboration.

1 days old and somehow this stool already has a personality.

-- - Allen (Marietta, GA) In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-14-2017 02:22 AM

Nice milking stool, Allen . Just a note..It might be better to put that second photo first so grab the attention of the viewers.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-14-2017 02:25 AM

Thanks for the feedback Jim. Swapped out the images. I guess I thought some folks around here are more interested in the wood’s figure then what you did with it :)

-- - Allen (Marietta, GA) In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#3 posted 11-14-2017 02:33 AM

Awesome job on the stool , and getting the kids involved in some of the things is always a fun time, again nice piece of work friend!

-- James,Alabama,

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#4 posted 11-14-2017 04:08 PM

Great work! I love building chairs. I’m going to try one like this someday. And you can’t go wrong with walnut. All you need is the cow now ;-)

-- Pete

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#5 posted 11-14-2017 05:42 PM

You did a beautiful job on this stool.

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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