|Project by Bill Akins||posted 418 days ago||1912 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
After reading The Anarchist Toolchest by Chris Schwarz I purchased the video and halfway through it you can see Chris sitting on a stool like this. I became fascinated with the stool so after some research I found the Popular Woodworking article by Robert Lang. I used a slab of black locust my Dad gave me years ago, he received from a friend who brought it to Georgia from Delaware. Very hard and dense wood. This is a challenging project that involves 9 mortis and tenon joints, none of which are square. I turned the recess in the seat on my lathe. I finished with 2 coats shellac/BLO/alcohol mix. Then 3 coats wiping varnish. After curing I used EEE polish and Renaisance wax. I am taking one of them to my Dad this weekend. I took the one I am keeping to the Atlanta Wood Working show. Our group, the MOdern Woodworkers Association had a booth where we brought some of our projects. I have made a series of 5 videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPk2Sb8WuMA Not the best video quality but you can see the process.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.