Furniture #8: Maloof Stool Raw finished

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-20-2014 06:17 AM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the finished (as a blog) stool

Once it came out of the clamps all the joints looked OK so it underwent 3 hours of sculpting and preliminary 80 Grit sanding.

Followed by a good blast down with compressed air and an through examination of the joints was conducted.

There are some gaps in the joints, knots and areas of the back rest needing filling so that will happen along with final series of finish sanding, a protective coat applied, and then posted as a project, so that ends the blog series on the Maloof Stool.

The raw pictures:






Now for some close ups of the joints as that is what the design is all about

Front Left

Front Right

Rear Left

Rear Right

So are they real Sam Maloof Joints ?

No they are not!

The real mcCoys are three dimensional meaning there are three exposures of timber on the real joints
The front, the rear, and the side.

But I worked with the timber I had available.

Was it fun to make ? yes it was, a do again? possibly if my arm was twisted.


-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 08:13 AM

Great blog Robert and a very nice result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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David Dean

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 09:30 AM

great job.

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 09:50 AM

Magnificent! You certainly did a stand-up jop on the learning experience.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 02:58 PM

It looks very nice Robert – definitely worth all of the hardship :) I hope you are planning to post the finished version as a project.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 06:58 PM

Well, Robert, looks like you DID IT!

... and a jolly well GOOD JOB AT THAT!

You should feel very proud of your achievement…

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 03:04 AM

I would be proud of that effort!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 08-21-2014 03:41 AM

that is one nice looking chair. a job well done. That was a lot of work on your part. that is something to be proud of.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#8 posted 08-26-2014 01:08 AM

Came out very nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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