The Turtle

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Project by roundabout22 posted 01-21-2008 02:26 AM 1901 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the only science teacher in my school I don’t have a lot of time to do any woodworking, or much of anything else for that matter while school is in session (it also doesn’t help my wife is 8 months pregnant). So while I’ve been trying to stay current here at lumberjocks I haven’t made very many posts.

On another thread I mentioned I used students offcuts for projects. I decided I better post something made from those offcuts. The kids will literally get rid of a quarter panel of high quality 3/4 ply just because they aren’t using any more in their project. I also use their Cedar, Oak, and occasional walnut for projects.

My wife and daughter went out of town for a week to help her sister with her baby. After I got everything else done that had to be done I realized I had some time to do some woodworking. My dad had built some of these stools for my nephews years ago, and so I decided I’d make one for my little girl. Its made out of both pine and oak ply. But since my plan was to paint it anyway I figured it wouldn’t matter.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#1 posted 01-21-2008 02:32 AM

Cool little seat. I’ll have to make one for my little girl.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-21-2008 02:35 AM

Neat project! Looks like a happy customer!

-- John - Central PA -

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#3 posted 01-21-2008 02:39 AM

That is a nice use of offcuts. It is really a cute project. I am surprised you got her to sit still long enough for a picture but she does seem to be enjoying the stool.

This is something that I am sure she will come to treasure when she is older.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-21-2008 04:42 AM

Great use of scrap, and your little girl looks very happy with it.

What is the pivot mechanism?

-- Chelle

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#5 posted 01-21-2008 04:49 AM

Very nice and great picture of your daughter

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 01-21-2008 11:02 AM

Nice to see a project being used (and so sweetly).

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#7 posted 01-21-2008 12:41 PM

awwwwwwwwww :)

(great use of leftover wood).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 01-21-2008 05:56 PM

Thanks all, she seems to enjoy it.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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