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Project by BuyoMasilla posted 09-20-2012 03:01 AM 835 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Buyo Masilla

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........





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KOVA

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#1 posted 09-20-2012 04:08 AM

ME ENCANTA LOCO!!!!!!
EL DISEÑO Y LOS CORTES ;-)
TE PASASTE ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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shipwright

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 05:13 AM

Good job I really like three legged stools. They have several advantages over four legged ones.
Here are some I made.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 12:35 AM

A fine job….and I had the same fun experience’s making mine as you did on yours! LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 01:04 AM

You did a nice job here. Three legged stools are a LOT harder to build than one would think.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 05:05 PM

Nice stool man! I need to make me one of these. Although I think I would go with round tenons, I think the geometry might be easier but what do I know.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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BuyoMasilla

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 07:02 PM

No doubt Mauricio. For one, your mortise is ready the moment you drill it. You could probably even drill a mortise at the end of the leg and drive a dowel all the way through the seat for a showing tenon, or go part way on the seat and put your floating tenon/dowel…..........but what the heck am I talking about, you’re the master of the angle and the hand tools :)

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 07:37 PM

Nahhh, I just make it “rustic” so no one knocks my details! ;-)

If the legs are each a slightly different angle, “hey, what do you want, its rustic”!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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KOVA

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 04:25 AM

GENIAL MAURICIO!!!!!!
TAMBIÉN ME ENCANTA ;-)
IDEAL PARA MI RANCHO ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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