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Project by George Coles posted 385 days ago 1619 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stool is made from recycled Ipil. It is the second of this series and I think I have it right now. The first photo (is shown in the upside down position) shows the foot rest assembly and how it is held into the legs with a half lapped joint. These foot rests are locked into place by the cross piece which has a dove tail into each foot rest. The more the legs try to spread out, (which is natural when weight is added to the seat) the tighter the joints lock it in. The leg assembly is recessed into the seat with a wedge tenon. The seat is hollowed towards the center, which does not show up to well in the photo.

This design has allowed me to build a stool with no nails or screws. The finish is my own finishing oil with two coats of Beeswax.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 385 days ago

Man this is a real beauty! Its a work of art fron then disign to the finish!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 385 days ago

Great work!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David

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#3 posted 385 days ago

Awesome project, beautiful wood

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 385 days ago

What a beautiful stool, the joinery is excellent…you did an awesome job George.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 385 days ago

excellent design and engineering… and extremely well executed. congratulation on such fine work.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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ever4ward

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#6 posted 385 days ago

WOW! Love it.

-- can you make anything from those shavings?

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 385 days ago

Very attractive—beautiful wood.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 385 days ago

I like it

Jamie

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deon

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#9 posted 384 days ago

Great work!

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#10 posted 384 days ago

Cool design and excellent build

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 384 days ago

Excellent stool. The design is really great. I really like the shape and sculpting of the footrest.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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weav

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#12 posted 384 days ago

Beautiful piece. Love the wood, finish, color, design and craftsmanship.

-- jerry

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#13 posted 384 days ago

George,

Your design and execution is outstanding! Is it possible to take it apart again after it has had weight on it? Or are the joints so tight that it won’t come apart?

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 382 days ago

Just beautiful…

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#15 posted 381 days ago

That’s a super stool, looks really amazing. Beautiful wood, great finish and excellent joinery.

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