|Project by BuyoMasilla||posted 09-20-2012 03:01 AM||903 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Amongst my gifts is the ability to make things harder than they need to be.
A three legged stool is not big deal right?, Not so fast.
This project allowed me to use tools, try skills, and it was fun to make. My drill press is small, and setting an angle of ten degrees to yield a hole where I wanted it took some impovising. Trying to square a round tenon at an angle, I found challenging. Hindsight being better than 20/20, and watching a Wood Whisperer video, would have had me cutting angled tenons on the legs and the mortises would have been squared from perpendicular holes…....but what’s the challenge in that.
Getting the cross members to line square to the legs was also a lot of fun. However, after having more fun that I could handle, I opted for dowels to tie the mortises cut at legs and crossmembers intersections. Much easier.
The stool came from a 2X8 douglas fir. Table saw, jig saw, sanders, planes and chisels, not to mention measuring and marking tools, all came out to play.
It was fun and I got to try to sharpen techniques. It is practical and it has been tested to 200 + lbs.
Thanks for looking.
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........