|Project by John Lowell||posted 01-08-2013 03:04 PM||1580 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Christmas gifts for the kids and a few friends. The intent is to have them for camp (we do this every summer) so I made them out of white oak, finished with Tung oil. A prior blog covered some of my trials and tribulations, difficulty with the dowels, or perhaps some difficulty with me using the correct bit.
I had a co worker once tell me that asking for a 3/4” bit was confusing the solution, the bit, with the goal; a 3/4” hole. In this case, the solution I used did not result in my intended goal. The usual run around screaming and shouting did resolve the hole size problem, but always something to avoid.
Lesson, do not jump to the solution, focus on the result you want, dbl cking the solution you use. Measure twice, cut once?
Ugg, but had great fun building them.
The stools themselves were pressed into use that day, have been used as seats and as small tables so far.
Additional Notes: I should have noted the idea came from Steve Ramsey, the YouTube URL is:
The modifications I made consisted of using left over extra white oak due to the intended exterior use, round over of all edges, larger dowel (should be 5/8”, I intended 3/4” but ended up with 13/16”). The dowel size change resulted in the need for the flattened area (can see in the photo) on the radius ends of the legs. The seat dimensions are a bit larger, and I epoxyed one end of each hinge to keep the dowel from sliding out over time.
-- Trying, but lots to learn.....