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Project by jcsterling posted 1298 days ago 4733 views 73 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new stool for the shop and I had a client who requested I make her a set of stools with a low back. So I made this prototype stool out of some scrap qs sycamore and walnut. It still needs some tweeking but I am pretty happy with the results. I haven’t gotten the go ahead on the set but I am hopefull that my client will like this design.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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kcrandy

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#1 posted 1298 days ago

Gorgeous. Am stealing for a project I’m doing in the kitchen.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1298 days ago

Spectacular! A beautiful design and the contrasting woods add much to your creation! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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schroeder

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#3 posted 1298 days ago

Excellent!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 1298 days ago

Please forward for a closer look see…lol

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Paul M

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#5 posted 1298 days ago

Looking Good!
How about using a half dovetail on the front legs?

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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jcsterling

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#6 posted 1298 days ago

Paul, that is planned for the final version. This is a prototype

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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EternalDesign

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#7 posted 1298 days ago

John,
This looks great! I am sure they will like it.

How do you like sycamore? I almost purchased some yesterday that had a great lace like pattern. Does it work easily?
brian

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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Abbott

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#8 posted 1298 days ago

It sure looks nice plus I have never seen another like it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Gary

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#9 posted 1298 days ago

Love the seating.
Love Sycamore. Especially QS.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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uffitze

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#10 posted 1298 days ago

now there’s a stool sample to be proud of.

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jcsterling

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#11 posted 1298 days ago

Brian sycamore works pretty easy but you should use some fresh blades the flecks want to tear out …..I should take my own advice sometime. finished with bioshield hard oil.

I also intend to do something different wiht the front legs and the two braces that connect to the back legs. As I said earlier this is a prototype and will be my new shop stool.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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MickeyD

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#12 posted 1298 days ago

It will be an awfully pretty shop stool.

-- -Willing to try

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Chip

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#13 posted 1298 days ago

Functional art at its finest John. Terrific concept and workmanship. I’m sure the client is very happy with this. Thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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DoctorDan

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#14 posted 1298 days ago

I need one of those for my shop. very nice.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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BTKS

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#15 posted 1298 days ago

VERY interesting. I’m not sure what influence I would put this under. Eastern, modern, etc, etc.
Gorgeous work, simple yet refined and functional. Hope your client chooses it!
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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