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Project by vakman posted 09-27-2012 07:04 PM 1129 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the request of my sister, I went about building a small milking stool for her. We grew up in China, where a low stool is a traditional and, though we’re quite tall, makes for a comfortable seat.

So, this piece measures 12” x 10.5” at the feet. The corresponding seat sides measure 9.5” x 12”, and the height is 14”.

The seat is built up from three 2×4’s doweled together; the legs of 2×2, reclaimed, and the (~ 1×2) rails are select pine cut-offs.

The legs are morticed for the rails. The seat attaches to the legs using four 1/4” oak pegs and eight toe-nailed 1.5” finish nails, just to be sure.

The celeste green painted stripes indicate where there was a knot in the legs and rails. I like using color with some logic behind it, it keeps things more in the realm of design and less in that of art.

The (roughly tooled) top is finished with tung oil and beeswax.

What would people suggest for a transparent finish over the paint?

Thanks,

- J

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 07:08 PM

Nice stool, but, I thought milking stools had but 3 legs!

-- "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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vakman

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 07:11 PM

Typically, yes, I suppose, though some have just one! In any case, I doubt it’ll be used for milking, but I’ll keep the name because that’s what sis asked for.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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BTKS

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 03:46 AM

My milking stoll only had one leg. Guess that makes you four times smarter than me!!!! Nice project, keep up the good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 08:36 PM

I think this is too beautiful for a milking stool.

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vakman

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#5 posted 09-29-2012 01:00 AM

Thanks!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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TexasJim

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#6 posted 10-03-2012 09:02 PM

Good looking stool but along with the comments on the number of legs, it’s too tall for a milking stool unless your sis has really tall cows. :)

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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vakman

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#7 posted 10-03-2012 09:32 PM

Yep…I called it a milking stool…it isn’t one

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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