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Stool DUN

This is where we don't want anything but evidence of your finest wood butchering in all its glorious, and photograph laden glory. Bring your finished products or WIP's, we love them all, so long as there's pictures, and plenty of 'em!

Re: Stool

Postby Malc2098 » 08 Oct 2019, 16:12

Loving how the grain shows on that ash.
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Re: Stool

Postby Woodbloke » 08 Oct 2019, 17:56

Malc2098 wrote:Loving how the grain shows on that ash.

Thanks Malc, but you wouldn't Adam n'Eve how tough that ash is to carve. Brilliant for all sorts of stuff but carving and sculpting ain't one (or two) of them - Rob
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Re: Stool

Postby Malc2098 » 08 Oct 2019, 19:02

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Malc2098 wrote:Loving how the grain shows on that ash.

Thanks Malc, but you wouldn't Adam n'Eve how tough that ash is to carve. Brilliant for all sorts of stuff but carving and sculpting ain't one (or two) of them - Rob



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Re: Stool

Postby Woodbloke » 20 Oct 2019, 21:35

I've got to a bit of a hiatus with this project(s) as the rear seat back rests have been epoxied in place...

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...with a goodly gloop of your very finest Poundland epoxy but the Ash is proving incredibly difficult to carve;

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...even using razor sharp 'Rider' gouges from the old firm. The plan is to purchase a few coarse or extra coarse Saburr Tooth rotary burrs from CHT at the International Woodworking Festival this coming weekend where I hope there will be the usual show discount.

I've also fitted, but not epoxied...

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...the front legs into position to ensure that the distance they splay at ground level is 460mm, which requires a few delicate shavings on...

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...the shooting board - Rob
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Re: Stool

Postby Malc2098 » 21 Oct 2019, 11:35

I'd swap that tube light for a couple of LED panels. Give you more headroom. :D
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Re: Stool

Postby Woodbloke » 21 Oct 2019, 13:13

Malc2098 wrote:I'd swap that tube light for a couple of LED panels. Give you more headroom. :D

I've thought about that but those tubes are pretty robust and I've never broken one when it's been clonked with a big lump of wood as the whole assembly just moves out the way - Rob
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Re: Stool

Postby Woodbloke » 06 Feb 2020, 15:38

Now finished and I never want to see another bit of sandpaper :D :eusa-whistle:

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Finished with a couple of coats of Osmo Raw with wax over the top - Rob
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Malc2098 » 06 Feb 2020, 16:44

Tasty! Very, very tasty!
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby DaveL » 06 Feb 2020, 17:05

Very curvy!

I guess it was all hand sanded, makes for strong arms and thin fingerprints.
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Woodbloke » 06 Feb 2020, 18:08

DaveL wrote:Very curvy!

I guess it was all hand sanded, makes for strong arms and thin fingerprints.


I spent a bloody fortune on sanding stuff Dave :cry: Initial sanding was done with a 40g(!) flap wheel on the angle grinder, then 80g Abranet on the ROS. The interior curves on the legs were sanded with belts on a pump -up Kirjes sanding system from CHT and then it was progressively sanding down through the grits to 320.

In hindsight (a wondrous thing :D ) ash being a ring-porous timber was entirely the wrong choice! There are bands of alternate hard and softer grain where the paper tended to 'dig in' so forming a 'wavy' profile in places. It was extremely difficult to carve and even more difficult to sand. The original was made in tighter grained beech (diffuse porous) so it would have been much easier to produce and sand. Were I in the very unlikely event to make another, I'd probably go for a soft maple or sycamore. It's too wasteful to use something like Walnut as an awful lot ends up on the floor as chippings and the rest coats every conceivable 'crook and nanny' in the 'shop with dust when it's sanded.

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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Coley » 06 Feb 2020, 23:58

Woodwork is spot on, the metal as much as its trying to look part of the project looks an after thought tbh. Difficult job to fulfill and I think you're done the best you could.

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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Woodbloke » 07 Feb 2020, 10:06

Coley wrote:Woodwork is spot on, the metal as much as its trying to look part of the project looks an after thought tbh. Difficult job to fulfill and I think you're done the best you could.

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Not much choice really in the way to do the footrest. If you look at plenty of commercial barstools (eg; the 'Branca' from where I pinched the backrest), more often than not the footrest is a chunk of thin metal tube just screwed in place; mine happens to be a bit more substantial :D

I put a few pics on Instagram last night and almost instantly somebody wanted to buy them, which left me feeling chuffed :D - Rob
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby 9fingers » 07 Feb 2020, 10:22

Woodbloke wrote:
I put a few pics on Instagram last night and almost instantly somebody wanted to buy them, which left me feeling chuffed :D - Rob


You could start up a small production run and design in a wooden foot rest? :lol:

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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Andyp » 07 Feb 2020, 12:18

if I had a bar to sit at Id be happy to sit on one of those Rob. Excellent as always.

What's with those little holes?

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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Woodbloke » 07 Feb 2020, 13:22

Them little 'oles, as I was explaining to Mark on FB, are to let out the excess epoxy. If they weren't there, it would be impossible to pull up the joint (I know 'cos I've tried it) as it would then suffer from 'hydraulic lock' as you're trying to compress epoxy and it's got nowhere to go - Rob
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Andyp » 07 Feb 2020, 13:27

Ah, I see and FB?
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Woodbloke » 07 Feb 2020, 13:28

9fingers wrote:
You could start up a small production run and design in a wooden foot rest? :lol:

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You can do the production run Bob as I've had enough of bloody sanding :lol: I suppose, yes, a wooden footrest could be designed in but it would still wear rapidly so it would need to capped on the bearing surface with something like a strip of stainless. At the time No.1 son requested footie rests the front legs had already been epoxied in place, so it was a bit late - Rob
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Woodbloke » 07 Feb 2020, 13:28

Andyp wrote:Ah, I see and FB?


Facebook or Fazboz as my son calls it :lol: - Rob
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Andyp » 07 Feb 2020, 13:34

I’ve tried FB a couple of times but soon got fed up with the unsolicited stuff thats seems to get through.
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby RogerS » 07 Feb 2020, 14:44

Andyp wrote:Ah, I see and FB?


I thought the little holes were woodworm but didn't like to ask !
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Phil » 07 Feb 2020, 18:18

That is extremely very smart! :eusa-clap: :eusa-clap:


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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Woodbloke » 07 Feb 2020, 19:04

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Andyp wrote:Ah, I see and FB?


If you look carefully Rog, you'll observe that they're more or less equidistant from the joint line which is roughly the bottom of the dowel hole - Rob
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Mike G » 08 Feb 2020, 09:18

Lovely, lovely stools.............except for that footrest, I'm afraid.
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Re: Stool DUN

Postby Coley » 08 Feb 2020, 10:53

Regarding the holes, I thought epoxy maintained its strength even if gappy? Would a slot in the joining dowel allowed the epoxy to escape? I wonder if the footrest may have looked better on the back of the legs or better still morticed inbetween?

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Re: Stool DUN

Postby RogerS » 08 Feb 2020, 11:03

Surely easier just to reduce the length of the legs ? :eusa-whistle:
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