Milking Stool

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Project by UncannyValleyWoods posted 08-21-2013 06:17 AM 8799 views 52 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and hard maple. That joint was a helluva lot of fun to cut. Here’s a link to the thread with some great drawings of the cuts for the joint.


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#1 posted 08-21-2013 11:48 AM

Nice. I like simple things but sometimes increasing the complexity of a design is fun.

What kind of finish did you use?

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#2 posted 08-21-2013 11:59 AM


-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 12:11 PM

That’s a very nice stool. I milked by hand when I was a kid. Our milking stool only had 1 leg centered on a round disc.

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 03:49 PM

Great craftsmanship. I think the design is elegant.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 08-21-2013 04:05 PM

Nice work, very beautiful stool. You should get a lot of conversation out of that joint!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 08-21-2013 04:32 PM

Many Thanks. I should have mentioned, the stool is simply oiled with Mineral oil and waxed with Howard’s paste citrus shield. I generally finish most of my furniture this way. I like the simplicity of that sort of finish.


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#7 posted 08-21-2013 06:21 PM

really nice stool. The joint is really cool. Thanks for the link.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 08-21-2013 08:01 PM

Also a link of the cuts for the joint :

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#9 posted 08-21-2013 09:33 PM

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#10 posted 08-21-2013 09:49 PM

Very nice. You have put some time in the details. I can almost feel the satin feeling in my fingers. The colours are very harmonic.

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at

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#11 posted 08-22-2013 12:30 AM

Sometimes when I’m working with Black Walnut, I get the urge to bite it or chew on it…especially when it’s placed next to hard maple. Though I typically resist the urge, I can’t explain it.


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#12 posted 08-26-2013 01:56 PM

That stool looks super! The joints are amazing and awesome wood combo and finish. Excellent work!

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#13 posted 11-22-2013 07:08 AM

VERY cool.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 01-25-2016 12:50 PM

Inspiring piece of work!

-- Art is making extraordinary out of the ordinary.

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