|Project by JR_Dog||posted 06-29-2012 07:53 PM||1532 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Well I had more left over maple from the old futon I found hanging around, and yes everyone still has a bed, but this was what I did with the rest of the wood I’d used for my bench I made a few weeks back:
I was sick of standing all the time and also I’d recently watched the Wood Whisperer’s video on draw boring and thought I could try it out on a stool. It worked well; I only did it where the legs meet the bottom of the seat and some of the bore holes were not off by the 1/16 I needed to draw the legs in (Go figure when I try to mis-align holes they actually line up; what a rookie) but I did manage to get the hang of it and two of the 4 legs, nice that they’re opposite corners and opposite side (Diagonal) from each other, are very tight. Besides I glued the recessed joint and the dowels so I don’t think it’ll budge much.
I’m real happy with how it came out and I think I’ll have it around for a while.
To make the legs I glued two pieces of maple together and then shaped them on the table saw and router table (round over bit). The seat is 4 pieces of the maple glued and shaped and I also Mortise and Tenon the leg braces that fit into the seat and also the cross braces that fit into the leg supports too… some of this may be obvious to you more seasoned guys since I said I did a draw bore… but for the most part I just wanted to say it again because I’m jazzed I know how to do it now. (Thanks Wood Whisperer!)
And thanks to all that check out the little stool that could.