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Project by DustyMark posted 10-11-2012 09:37 PM 1256 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed 1991. These cherry stools are a Woodsmith project and feature angled box joints. I’ve made a bunch of these as gifts over the years. This is the best stool for a young kid to reach the sink or even the big potty! My kids called them “potty stools.”

We still use ours around the house. The second picture is one of those same stools over 20 years later. None the worse for the wear.

-- Mark, Minnesota





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 10:08 PM

Nice stools. They are always handy around the house. If they are bathroom stools, I wonder why you shot pictures in a bedroom! (just kidding).

Best,

Serge

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Betsy

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 11:44 PM

Can never go wrong with foot stools as gifts. Those who don’t have one, wants one.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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ChesapeakeBob

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 12:01 AM

OK, I am perplexed. How did you cut the angled box joints?

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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DustyMark

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 12:22 AM

Serge:
I wonder how much of the top layer of finish is “pee” and how much is danish oil…yuck!

Bob:
You make a 10 degree angled auxiliary face for your tablesaw’s miter gauge or crosscut sled. This gets the shoulders of the joints to meet at the correct angle. Woodsmith issue 35 has detailed instructions. Their DVD of the first 200 issues is a treasure trove of project ideas and techniques.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 12:49 AM

I’ve got to try those angled box joints! Yours look great and have survived 20 years. Thats longer than I’ll last.

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

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DustyMark

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#6 posted 10-12-2012 01:24 AM

gfadvm:
Be sure to scratch a scribe line on the side the dado exits. That seems especially critical to avoid chip-out on these angled box joints since the final face is on the blade exit side on both the top and bottom pieces. I’d rather have a well-done scribe line displayed than a bunch of chipped joints…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-12-2012 02:41 AM

Thanks Mark, I usually tape and use a backer board on my box joints but can scribe a line if you still feel it’s needed with my other precautions.

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

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DustyMark

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#8 posted 10-12-2012 04:06 AM

Maybe the tape would work.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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KEP

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#9 posted 10-12-2012 11:37 AM

I made this same stool, I think it was 1984. It has been in constant use since and is just as sturdy as the day it was built. Now my grandkids use it when they come over.

-- Ken

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kiefer

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#10 posted 10-13-2012 12:41 AM

A little wear but still solid and in use .
Wonderful project .

-- Kiefer 松

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