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Project by mjpierson posted 06-22-2008 08:00 PM 1439 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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one of three stools i made for out daughter.

black walnut finished in danish oil

the “crooked” design was born out of a mistake. i mis-cut the original arch so rather than scrap it, i just let the band saw take over.

when i started these stools, the steelers where still in the playoff (wildcard)....FINALLY got around to finishing them off. shows how slow my production is.

kreg jig construction

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio





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lew

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#1 posted 06-22-2008 08:39 PM

just goes to show you the wood works never make mistakes, just design modifications.

Beautiful stool.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 06-22-2008 08:48 PM

Nice stool modification, beautiful walnut.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Napaman

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#3 posted 06-22-2008 08:51 PM

oooh…ya…this one is cool!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Betsy

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#4 posted 06-22-2008 11:20 PM

I like this one. This could be entered into one of those fancy smanshy art shows! Seriously—- nice modification.

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

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steveosshop

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 01:38 AM

cool stool!

-- Steve-o

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USCJeff

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#6 posted 06-23-2008 03:01 AM

Nice save. Having seen the “Basic Stool” you posted, I like the mistake one a little better. It’s funny how mistakes can actually make some cool things happen. I hear you on slow production though. I’ve been refinishing a dining room table and chairs for over a year now. Sanding just isn’t high on my list, much to my wife’s dismay.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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trifern

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#7 posted 06-23-2008 02:15 PM

Nice looking stool. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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TedM

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#8 posted 06-23-2008 02:37 PM

I like these, and concur with USCJeff, I like the one with ‘style’ better. :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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RobS

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#9 posted 06-23-2008 04:12 PM

Yep, I’m with Jeff, I like the crooked one more than the basic one.. More character more unique.

Great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 06-23-2008 11:31 PM

Nice save! I think this fits kids better anyway. They are a bit more free in their thinking than adults are. As we grow up we become more lineal and confined to the “box.”

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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