|Project by SSMDad||posted 09-10-2011 02:42 AM||1448 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Aside from a few turnings and the ugly but now very functional router table, this is my first “real” project so to speak. My son is 2 1/2 and he likes to do things like brushing teeth and getting water on his own but is not quite tall enough yet to clear the edge of the sink.
So I made him this little stool. The top is sapele and the sides are purpleheart. Simple (though not exact) mortise and tenon joints for the legs (my first attempt at m&t). Sealed with shellac, then a good sanding, a coat of BLO, some more sanding and drying time. Then 3 coats of danish oil moving from 220 to 400 grit sanding for the final.
He’s happy with it and just went running to the kitchen with it so he could get a cup of water. That makes it all worthwhile plus it was fun and a good learning experience for me. I’ll probably put on a wider bottom just to negate the possibility of tipover but as it is I’ve told him when he’s standing on it his feet have to hide the purple so he’s good and centered. :)
Thanks for looking.
Oh and this evening, he used the lathe for the first time with standing against me holding onto the roughing gouge. He had so much fun!
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