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Blog entry by shipwright posted 04-12-2014 04:14 AM 1525 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I dug back in some old photos today to find a picture to illustrate my results with ferrous ion ebonizing solution.

What I found was a complete step by step captioned photo series that I made up about four years ago for a novice woodworker friend. It starts out taking measurements and angles off of my stool and then goes into extreme detail to describe how to duplicate it during the build of a second one.

The stool is my take on one I saw in Fine Woodworking several years ago (Tage Frid as I remember) but the design is surely older than that.

The captions are designed to guide a novice through the process so they may seem a little excessive to some. Anyway, there are way too many pictures to post here so I will just give you the link to the Google + album.
It will explain itself.

ALBUM

Have fun,

Paul

( These stools were one of my first few project posts on LJ)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/



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gbear

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#1 posted 04-12-2014 04:41 AM

I must be doing something wrong…I get to google but there’s no photos?

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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shipwright

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#2 posted 04-12-2014 04:47 AM

The link works for me and the album is set on public. I’ll look into it.

Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 04-12-2014 05:19 AM

Works okay for me. You are right Paul the pictures do speak for themselves, nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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stefang

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#4 posted 04-12-2014 07:33 AM

Very nice stool design Paul. Simple, but elegant and light. Perfect for the shop or home.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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wuzfuzde

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#5 posted 04-12-2014 10:28 AM

Paul -Thanks for putting that excellent photo information—I can’t imanage any more informative system. Having said that let me folllow up with I’ve been married 53 years and if people like you keep posting doable neat projects that i have to try—-i can only beleive my brides threats of get out of that @##### shop before i leave you.. any way thanks for posting your stuff while ocassionaly too complicated for my level is fine fine stuff.you the man… i’m going to do my part to see that we the (United States) don’t invade Canada any more
Bill

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SPalm

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#6 posted 04-12-2014 11:25 AM

Thanks Paul.
That is a really nice build.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 04-12-2014 12:34 PM

Thanks, Paul. Great set of photos of the process!! Nice stools too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bugz

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#8 posted 04-12-2014 01:12 PM

Very nice picture set, great looking stool. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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bugz

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#9 posted 04-12-2014 01:23 PM

Very nice picture set, great looking stool. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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peteg

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#10 posted 04-12-2014 09:49 PM

Some great detail shown here Paul, great result. I have played with the steelo & vinegar but not had a lot of success, generally end up using Indian ink.
Thanks for the detail
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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shipwright

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#11 posted 04-13-2014 12:31 AM

Thanks guys, I use my stool every day that I’m in the shop and don’t know how I lived without it.(I was younger I guess)

Pete, I was kind of dreading a comment from a real turner. My turning skills are somewhat rudimentary and confined to making necessary decoration for furniture pieces. I thought I might get shot down a little.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Philip

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#12 posted 04-13-2014 02:06 AM

Nice stool Paul, thanks for sharing!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Roz

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#13 posted 04-15-2014 01:29 PM

Thank you Shipwright, I have been woodworking for about 30 years whenever I could find time and a shop. There is much I do not know and this project will answer some questions I have had on finding angles for chair/stool legs and bracing. Thanks for the lesson, I will use it. Roz

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 04-15-2014 01:35 PM

Simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Very nice work, Paul. A great many times simple becomes elegant. This is one of those times.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#15 posted 04-30-2014 01:23 PM

Thnx for the super how-to pictures Paul. A very nice build. We could all use a stool er 2 in the shop

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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