Working with recycled timber #63: Organic Bar Stool Frame work and rough out

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 09-08-2016 05:36 AM 1397 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 62: Organic Bar Stool from Pine Part 63 of Working with recycled timber series Part 64: Organic Bar Stool cross braces and seat work »

I continued on the Organic Bar Stool this morning.
First up made the seat top, I biscuit jointed some Oregon together and then laminated the two sections.

The dimensions are about 350mm square at this stage

Left it for the glue to set and continued on the stool framework

Starting on the internal braces

I used my biscuit jointer to butt join the braces to the four posts.
I was a bit squeezy getting in there but all went well.

Once I had them all in it was time to rough out the general pattern

The band saw, Jig saw and Osc sander all fired up and worked away all day cutting and finishing the general profiles.

Then a run around with a round over bit and that was enough for today, as I am at a bit of a loss as to how to do the periimeter braces at the moment.

Reassembled everything and cleaned up and packed up.

Now sadly I have to work tomorrow and Monday so I have blown my project in a cuppla days gloat.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 09-08-2016 07:06 AM

Looks pretty fine…the shaping on the legs is swish…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 07:49 AM

I’m liking this, Rob.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-08-2016 08:37 AM

Robert, this is a fine looking sculptured piece. I like the look. You have spent a great deal of time grinding away at this. The parts seem to flow together. I am eager to see what happens next. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 11:37 AM

Shaping up nicely Rob, that bracing is certainly different, never seen it done like that before, I can see the problem with the perimeter bracing, if you are not careful it will look overloaded… waiting for part three!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 07:50 PM

Looking good… I guess you will remove the bracing Top and replace it with the Real top… (?)

Very COOL… I like the free form (non square edges anywhere) method.

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

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