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I’ve made a variety of Plexiglas/Lucite items, but this one was a thriller to figure out the angles and mortising the members for a clean clear joint. Had to make 4 of these. Not much room for error. The legs are 2” round, the stretchers are 3/4”, and the seat is 3/4”. I don’t know how the picture will show, as the subject is see through. Thought I would post it for an example of something not to try if you get angry and throw things around the shop.





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Obi

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#1 posted 2740 days ago

That must have been made from the ever-elusive Invisi-tree. It’s really hard to get the grain to match. They are rarely found because you can’t see them hence the name. Love givin you a bad time. Very nice craftsmanship. Needless to say I save the pictures from everything I find fascinating. I saved this.

Keep up the fine work, and thanks for helping “Raise The Bar”.
Michael

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2740 days ago

_”It’s not Wood, but it’s Good”. _In fact it’s great. I’d like to know the finish you used.LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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cabinetman

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#3 posted 2740 days ago

I made up my mind a long time ago that if it means money in the pocket and can be made with woodworking tools, I’ll give it a go.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2740 days ago

Atta Boy !!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2740 days ago

again, “the mother of invention is….”
$$$ ?? :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#6 posted 2739 days ago

I think we can all see through this one, Mike. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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thewoodwhisperer

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#7 posted 2739 days ago

Ok. Now that is cool!!!

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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Shawn

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#8 posted 2739 days ago

Hey, I thought this was lumberjocks…:) Mark since you commented above me, I’ll throw out that the last podcasts were great, I wanna go to a wood show now..

-- Cheers

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Mark A. DeCou

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#9 posted 2739 days ago

Great stool. No room to hide loose joints with epoxy for sure. This looks like something I would trip over in the middle of the night. Of course, I trip over solid things made of wood also.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2739 days ago

The empereors new stool.

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 2660 days ago

Great looking stool. Did you lathe the legs and stretchers or did they come in the sizes you used?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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cabinetman

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#12 posted 2660 days ago

The legs and stretchers were stock plexiglas rod sizes. I did have to do the mortises.
Thanks for the compliment.

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PanamaJack

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#13 posted 2646 days ago

I just want to comment once more on this great stool. This is something I thought was only available by a machine of some kind making it. You did a great job.

Did you glue this up? What type of glue would you use to keep it so clear when dry?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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cabinetman

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#14 posted 2646 days ago

The cement is injected with a hypo. I use primarily EDC (ethylene di-chloride). It is in the acetone family. Just to clarify the sizes of the rod used, this was not a kit, all the pieces had to be cut and machined to size/length.

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Karson

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#15 posted 2646 days ago

Great Job Cabinetman. I did some plastic work as a freshman in College. It was a graphic arts class where we worked in a lot of mediums.

My wife and I even did some plastic casting for a few years. Embedding mementos in plastic cubes or spheres. Class rings, broken off engagement rings, IUD’s for a gynecologist etc.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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