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Online rmhinden

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Walnut Stool
« on: March 26, 2021, 08:01 PM »
I finished the stool for my daughter.   Walnut with maple wedges.   

It involved making square wood into round wood and drilling angled holes.    First time I have considered getting a wood lathe, but managed to make the round tenons on my router table with a jig.     

I may make a few more in different sizes and wood species.    As you can see in the last picture, one of our cats approves.


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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Walnut Stool
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 08:09 PM »
Nice work Bob. Looks good.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Walnut Stool
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 08:51 PM »
Nice project, but a lathe is sheer joy.

Offline Thompmd

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Re: Walnut Stool
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 09:42 AM »
Looks great, I’m a big fan of Walnut 😀
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Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Walnut Stool
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 12:31 AM »
I'd be curious what the router table jig looks like. Did you just use a roundover bit 4x?

Online rmhinden

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Re: Walnut Stool
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 12:58 AM »
Thanks for the comments!

I'd be curious what the router table jig looks like. Did you just use a roundover bit 4x?

Here is a picture.  I used a 3/4" straight bit to make the tenons.     

I did use a round over bit to round the edges of the legs and the top.   The legs are not fully round, just the tenons.  There was a lot of trial and error to learn how to do it and get the bit height set correctly.    I used a test leg, but the legs were supposed to be longer, but my first attempt didn't work out too well :-)


Offline jarbroen

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Re: Walnut Stool
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 11:13 AM »
Nice job on the stool and I like your MacGyver solution to tenons(well, he would have used a pocket knife and duct tape, but...).
I like the wedge detail too.

In addition to the lathe there are actually round tenon makers you can get.  Kinda looks like a hole saw with teeth on the inside.  I haven't used one but researched and they look pretty handy.

And if you decide you want a lathe(because they are fun!) check out the Jet 1221VS.  Excellent starter/intermediate.  There's also a smaller Nova that's supposed to be really nice - I think it's shorter on the length of spindles you can do.