Helen's Sculpted Stool

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Project by HenryH posted 190 days ago 1288 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 190 days ago

Great job. Great memories for both of you.

-- 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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#3 posted 190 days ago

I agree, great memories and good work!

-- Dana, Indiana,

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 190 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#5 posted 190 days ago

Great design….............

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

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#6 posted 190 days ago

Very nice work

-- Vince

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#7 posted 190 days ago

Looks great

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#8 posted 189 days ago

cool stool

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 189 days ago

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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#10 posted 189 days ago

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

-- HenryH - PA

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#11 posted 189 days ago

Great stool. And even greater pictures!

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

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#12 posted 189 days ago

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 189 days ago

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 189 days ago

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 189 days ago

Nice stool, fun project, fun pictures.

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