|Project by rilanda||posted 08-13-2012 07:23 PM||745 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
CHILDRENS SPADE BACK STOOL.
A fairly simple and straight forward stool to make, it is made entirely of European Beech and predominately a turned construction with tapered socket and dowel joints. I approach this type of work a little different to the normal approach, preferring to plane and prepare the timber for the legs and rails PAR with 3 mm left oversize for final turning. These are then marked out for drilling and then drilled with the appropriate drill and the drill press table set to the appropriate angles, only after drilling are these items turned. The legs are dowelled into two rails that are attached to the seat with slotted screws. The seat is marked out for the shape and the mortise for the back which goes through the seat, the back support spine is housed into the seat extension and also into the back. The seat is cut to shape mortised, drilled and trenched for the spine, before being cleaned up. The back is tenoned, trenched for the spine and cut to shape before being cleaned up with the spine. The spine is cut to shape, rebated to produce the tongue to fit the trenches and cleaned up. Assembly is carried out by assembling the legs, rails, and seat first and allowing them to cure, the rails are screwed only to the seat no glue is used. Then the spine is assembled with the back before that assembly is joined with the seat leg assembly the tenon being lightly wedged from below. After assembly is complete the stool is thoroughly cleaned up, then it is place on a level surface, the bottom of each leg is marked around from the flat surface and cut off to the lines to provide the stool with a level base. The whole stool is finished with one coat sander sealer and three coats melamine lacquer.
Many apologies this is the only photo I have of this project.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.