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Helen's Sculpted Stool

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Project by HenryH posted 01-17-2014 01:14 AM 1363 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted Stool
Bird’s Eye Maple seat
Hard Maple Legs
Purple Heart plugs
Finish Poly/BLO

My daughter Helen and I built this together while she was home on Summer break and just finished it on her winter break.
It is her design and I did the joinery. We sculpted it together making some design decisions on the fly. Finally I supervised all the sanding.
The joints are Maloof seat joints that I modified to work on the stool. Joints are reinforced with four inch screws.
It is solid and should last a long time. You can see in one of the pictures i gave it a stress test. It didn’t even flinch.
Fun project and I’m very proud of her.

-- HenryH - PA





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 01:57 AM

Great job. Great memories for both of you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Tumerboy

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 02:00 AM

Beautiful!

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 03:41 AM

I agree, great memories and good work!

-- Dana, Indiana, http://www.facebook.com/DynamicWoodArt

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 04:34 AM

Very nice stool. Looks like it was a fun project.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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redryder

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 05:02 AM

Great design….............

-- mike...............

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Vince

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 06:46 AM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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deon

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 07:59 AM

Looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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becikeja

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 11:52 AM

cool stool

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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MarkTheFiddler

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 01:48 PM

I love the stool. Great style and choice of wood. Who can’t love the fact that you and your daughter built it together. I’ve got to say that I think your stress test methods are awesome!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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HenryH

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 02:43 PM

Thanks Fiddler! I think I pulled something during the stress test.

-- HenryH - PA

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 05:10 PM

Great stool. And even greater pictures!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 01-17-2014 05:36 PM

Helen & Henry..great build..the curvy undercarriage looks super!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#13 posted 01-17-2014 05:39 PM

Nice job. But I gotta say Helen looks way more graceful testing it than you do. Just kidding…

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#14 posted 01-17-2014 06:15 PM

Nice curves.Cool design.I see it’s verry durable!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 01-17-2014 08:45 PM

Nice stool, fun project, fun pictures.

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