first woodturning project

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 12-06-2010 01:03 AM 2717 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first project using wood turning made from oak at UCOL furntiture design school in 2010
a copy of an old shop stool but shorter and with a four way taper instead of just two way
bookmatched top


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#1 posted 12-06-2010 01:10 AM


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#2 posted 12-06-2010 01:16 AM

Cool. Looks like an early colonial design. I am eagerly awaiting my lathe that has been on backorder since October.

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 04:26 AM

Thats pretty good for your first.

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 08:33 AM

Nice work. Is that odd leg on purpose or did you notice it? :-))

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 02:53 AM

that odd leg haha .the forth leg i made split inhalf on the lathe so made another one had a slip up when roughing out the profile . makes it unique i think most people dont notice the odd leg till i tell them about it


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#6 posted 03-29-2011 03:51 AM

Sweet job,
I’m confused on the “four way taper” you mentioned for the top. Did you taper the seems? if so how?
I REALLY like the grain pattern on top.
Also is the beading integral on the sides. how did you make the side details.
Also Is the joinery mortise and tenon?

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 06:34 PM

Very good job, I was wondering about that one off leg. Gorgeous work.


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#8 posted 07-22-2011 08:48 AM

Bob you’re funny mate!! lol Top max survivor

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 04:01 PM

I really like the design! Thanks for sharing!

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