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#1 posted 03-12-2014 08:37 PM
Very nice work. Great joinery.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 03-12-2014 09:17 PM
Nice. I really like it.And I just love that leg joint – have wanted to do that for years. You nailed it.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon
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#3 posted 03-12-2014 09:49 PM
very nicely crafted and finished. Your daughter would love it. Soon, you have to probably make one more for the younger child.
-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS
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#4 posted 03-12-2014 10:51 PM
Nice work! Walnut is a very beautiful wood. I like living in a place where I can find it as inexpensive as other wood.It might be smart to let your wife use the step stool. She might okay other Walnut purchases.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
#5 posted 03-13-2014 01:18 AM
Thanks for the kind words!
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#6 posted 03-13-2014 01:20 AM
Love the joinery. Would love to see some intermediate stage photos before the pieces were joined.
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#7 posted 03-13-2014 12:35 PM
Sweet stool. Enjoyed looking at your previous projects. All well done. Keep up the good work.
-- Rod - Oregon
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#8 posted 03-13-2014 12:50 PM
Nice work Dan. I’ve been building those for quite a few years and often give them away to little kids when I attend a show (with the parents’ approval, of course). They are always a big hit. Your interpretation is spot on.
-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com
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#9 posted 03-13-2014 04:24 PM
I like this a lot. Do the tenons and mortises just run in an ‘L’ shape or is there something more to the joint?
-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany
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#10 posted 03-13-2014 04:27 PM
Love the stool and your mini blog even more.I can totally relate to your wood-related nervousness.I’m even more pathetic in that regard… plywood gets me in tatters because I don’t have a vehicle big enough to get it easily, so I am forced to find other ways or buy several sheets when I happen to have a friend with a truck around.
-- -Sam, in Wisconsin
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#11 posted 03-13-2014 05:25 PM
Very nice work. I have some walnut laying around and trying to decide what to do with it. I’m curious about the leg joinery as well. Can you share a bit more about what you did?
-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking
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#12 posted 03-13-2014 06:08 PM
Great build and cool joinery I likey!!!
-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug
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#13 posted 03-13-2014 06:23 PM
Cool stool. I feel you on having 2 kids and not having any money to blow. I’m in the same situation. I have never used walnut either and I’m sure I will be just as scared as you after having spent a considerable sum on nice wood.
-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9
#14 posted 03-13-2014 08:31 PM
Wow. Again, thanks for the nice words everybody! For those that have questions, I am planning on sending you a message with some links to some resources that go into some detail on the leg joints. One great resource is Mr. Scott Morrison who commented above. I’m a big fan of what he does and it feels great to have him comment on my humble little project.
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#15 posted 03-13-2014 10:16 PM
Dan – that’s an incredible stool. It looks really basic at first glance. That awesome wood selection and incredible joinery make it first class and remarkable. Very nicely done.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!
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