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Project by jjempson posted 1488 days ago 1796 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this little foot stool is made from scraps of oak. timber size is 50×50 mm for the legs and 100×50 for the top.height and length is up to you. the angle used is a 1;4 . finished with a polyurahane fnish…as you can see my son has taken a shine to it..:)

-- jjempson





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swirt

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#1 posted 1488 days ago

Looks great. Glad you put your son on it for scale. It’s cute.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1488 days ago

Quite attractive for a foot stool.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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wizzardofwood

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#3 posted 1488 days ago

great use of mind and lumber

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#4 posted 1488 days ago

A nice honest stool, looks great.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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lazar

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#5 posted 1488 days ago

Nice stool.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#6 posted 1488 days ago

Well done. Simple and effective. Should take a good deal of weight with the recessed legs. And, best of all, your son likes it!

Great job!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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JasonD

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#7 posted 1488 days ago

Very solid, nice little stool.

The best picture is number 6. The smile on your son’s face makes the whole project that much more special.

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antmjr

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#8 posted 1488 days ago

I like your design a lot. Is it only my impression, or are the legs slightly rotated? this seems to create a sort of little gulf in the middle of the seat, I guess kids notice and appreciate such delicacy. The only thing I hate are those awful screws, sorry. For such a little beauty, I for one would have bought a dozen silicon bronze screws, with slotted or square drive recess, like this one for instance, used in boatbuilding. However, couldn’t you use some wooden pins instead?
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Edited to add: no, they are not rotated, I see it only now :-)

-- Antonio

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RWJones

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#9 posted 1488 days ago

This piece really caught my eye! I like the design, and choice of materials. Looks like this will last several lifetimes. Looks like your little man really likes it, and that makes it worth so much more. Thanks for posting this one.

Roger

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jjempson

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#10 posted 1488 days ago

dear antmjr…i agree about th screws,thy do not suit it but at the time it was all i could find …i keep toying with the idea of changing them ut part of me wants to leavs them be to show my progression…this was made when i first started college , i now use better screws..as far as the legs are concerned….i was told that if you could achieve a small amount of rotation it woud increase the surface area of the foot there for making it more stable.. thank you for comments…its the only way i can improve my self..:)

-- jjempson

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1488 days ago

What do you mean by a small amount of rotation and how do you do it?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1488 days ago

I looked a the pictures pretty good when the comment was originally made. Just looked some more and I see it on the top now :-) Interesting. Learned something today. I was beginning to worry that today might be the first day in mist in over 60 yrs ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#13 posted 1488 days ago

great! And it’s not a little)))))

-- Rev 22:21

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jjempson

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#14 posted 1488 days ago

you do get a small amount of rotation ..because you are using a 1:4 angle to markout when all parts are marked the last line you drew is across the top it produces a angle…the 12 mm housing on the top section is square..hence the twist…

-- jjempson

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1488 days ago

I don’t follow that. What 12 mm housing are you talking about or what is the 12 mm housing?

When I look at picture #2, looking down the length of the top, I see the legs rolling out at the ends. That is the rotation you are referring to, correct? Is that 1:4 also?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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