first woodturning project

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 1316 days ago 1813 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 1316 days ago


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#2 posted 1316 days ago

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 1316 days ago

Thats pretty good for your first.

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#4 posted 1316 days ago

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

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#5 posted 1269 days ago

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 1203 days ago

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 1195 days ago

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


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#8 posted 1088 days ago

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

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#9 posted 748 days ago

I really like the design! Thanks for sharing!

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