a tale of two stools

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Project by rjb37 posted 311 days ago 770 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The stool in the first pic I made 18 years ago. It’s still going strong and still being used. It was made with butt joints, glue, and screws. I decided to make an updated version of it using only hand tools and compare then to now.
The legs on the updated stool splay out at about 10 degrees and are attached to the top with through wedged tenons. The aprons have a shallow dado that goes over the leg and locks them in place. Nov it’s wait and see if I can get 18 years of service out of this one.

-- accidental woodworker

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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 310 days ago

Nice looking bench. I built a down and dirty 5 board bench a while ago. It was a replica of one that my grandfather had on the farm. my aunt still has the prototype. Then I made a second one with enhancements like a hand hole for carrying one handed.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 310 days ago

I did the same hand hold enhancement with my second bench. It amazes me how much work is involved to turn 5 boards into a stool.

-- accidental woodworker

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#3 posted 310 days ago

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 307 days ago

It looks great and well made. Like the joinery and the hand hole. I’m sure it will last long as well. Great job!

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#5 posted 307 days ago

These turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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