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Project by NaFianna posted 07-27-2011 09:47 PM 1428 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure where I saw this or a similar pattern – may have been on this site I dont know. But it has been in my head for a long time. There is a small boat builder near me and they sell small off cuts of ply for $1 a piece and sometimes I grab some of the nicer bits, so there is all of $2.00 worth of wood in this project. Easy to make – the biggest problem was my cutting was off in a couple of places as you can see. Top is two pieces glued together. Engraved the edge with a quote from Socrates ‘Beware the barreness of a busy life’. Bit of an in joke as it was a present for a family friend. Engraved with a dremmel and the lettering stained with fence stain. Whole thing sanded and a couple of coats of polly. All slides together and apart real easy and is solid as a rock.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?





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turtlepan

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#1 posted 07-28-2011 04:50 AM

very convenient, could even use for camping, at the campfire or hiking!

-- John in GP

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 07-28-2011 08:16 AM

Nice stool. I was ging to build a foldup/ take apart a bit different. I like this better. Thx.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 08:17 AM

BTW, “Beware the…......??????” What’ja write on it? ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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murch

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#4 posted 07-28-2011 10:49 AM

Great looking stool. I love how it all fits together.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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NaFianna

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 10:19 AM

Awww thanks guys. Turtlepan – Camping maybe but you wouldnt want to carry this around in you backpack

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 03:06 PM

Great idea and a space saver. Nice!! I might have to give it a try.

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