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Project by Timothy M. Shead posted 1088 days ago 3711 views 27 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mahogany footstool with elements of Greene & Greene design. A nice exercise in through mortise & tenon joints, using hand tools exclusively, including a homemade scratch stock for rounded edges. See additional images and information at http://shead-custom-design.com/projects/greene-greene-footstool





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wseand

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#1 posted 1088 days ago

Nice little stool and the heels are a nice touch they look good on you.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1088 days ago

Great work! Very clean…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1088 days ago

Very nice design and a great color…..do they come in size 12 EEE ?
Just kidding….The stool is fantastic !!!

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 1088 days ago

Great looking design, using beautiful wood. I like it!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Pathpounder

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#5 posted 1088 days ago

That is too sweet.

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BarbS

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#6 posted 1088 days ago

As all have said above, and what a great exercise in hand tool work! You’ve done a beautiful job on this. Lovely.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 1088 days ago

Very nice stool Timothy. I like it!
I’m very interested in what you used for your backdrop in the photos? Could you please share with me? I’d love to get my photo’s to look like that!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Grant Libramento

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#8 posted 1088 days ago

Impressive work, and lovely photography as well.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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saddletramp

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#9 posted 1088 days ago

Impressive, and the stool is very nice too. ;-)))

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Bsmith

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#10 posted 1088 days ago

I love it! I couldn’t see any wedges or pins in the tenons. I want to try something like this but thought I would need to wedge it or pin it.

-- Bryan

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Wilton

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#11 posted 1088 days ago

Very nice job. I like the through tenons vs. dowels or screws and then square plugs. It really turned out nicely. How did you choose to finish this piece?

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA http://kimbertonwoodworks.com

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Timothy M. Shead

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#12 posted 1088 days ago

Thanks, everyone, for your feedback and your interest.

Ryan: the backdrop is just the boring tan carpet that came with the house. The most important ingredient in good photography is good lighting, everything else (including the camera) is secondary. Cameras aren’t as sensitive as human eyes, so normal home lighting is insufficient.

Bsmith: that’s correct, no wedges were harmed for this project. My goal was to get the most precise through tenon joints possible, so only a little hide glue was necessary to hold things together. And I half-considered doing without the glue ;)

Wilton: the Khaya (African) Mahogany for this project is a very difficult wood; I used a scraper plane to cleanup tearout, followed by light sanding, water-soluble dye, and varnish.

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 1088 days ago

Beautiful stool in the awesome G&G motif’.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Monty Queen

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#14 posted 1087 days ago

Wow one beautiful bench. Great craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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raincitywoodcraft

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#15 posted 1087 days ago

Thing of beauty! Simple and elegant. Gives me hope to get there some day/1

Chris

-- Measure once, curse twice...

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