Walnut Stool

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Project by rdwile posted 09-06-2012 02:49 PM 2388 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made a few of these stools over the years. It is from a Woodsmith plan from the early 90’s, which I have adapted to suit the project I wanted to build. The first few I made with square legs, and a bandsawn top. That was before I got sucked into the turning vortex.

The seat is 14” in diameter and glued-up from some left over walnut, it is scooped out about 1/2” in the center for comfort. The legs and stretchers are all turned on the lathe, except I use a tenon cutter to make the 1” tenon on the tops of the legs and the 3/4” tenon on the end of the stretchers. This ensure the tenons are exactly the right size, inserting the tenon cutter into a chuck on the outboard end of the lathe makes this quick work.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 03:35 PM

Very Nice you can send this to me whenever you get the chance. I will PM you my address…lol.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 03:36 PM

great turned useful project.

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 05:31 PM

Really like the design and great use of the lathe. Are the legs tapered or is that just the photo?

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#4 posted 09-06-2012 05:59 PM

The legs are not tapered, likely visual perspective in the photo.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#5 posted 09-06-2012 07:35 PM

Very nice looking. Good job on the stool.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 09-06-2012 09:28 PM

great looking stool. the grain on walnut seat is very nice!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 09-08-2012 05:19 AM

wedge tenons look great

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