Call it Done (For Now)

After the worst
Thursday on record
, I awoke the following morning and resolved
to type out this stool. I wanted extra maple, so I headed to
Frank Paxton Hardwoods and located the right board ready
for me. Straight. Clear. Flat. Moderately priced.

So I assumed I’d get right into a automotive accident on the way in which residence. (No

I milled the brand new seat, assuming it might be case hardened and
twist on me (I used to be incorrect). Then I took it to the bench to
drill the holes for the legs. The earlier seat was a
catastrophe, so I deliberate for this one to be worse. I bored the
holes and so they weren’t good, however they had been inside a level
of good.

I turned the stretchers and assembled the stool dry.

I stood again and checked out the entire thing. The entrance
stretcher was simply an excessive amount of. An excessive amount of element. Too many
tapers. An excessive amount of busy-ness.

I set the stool apart and handled another issues
till this morning. I turned a brand new stretcher from some scrap
and put the stool collectively once more. It was higher. Ok
to assemble.

After gluing up the stool, I thought of turning the
stretcher connected to the rear leg 180°. The whole lot was
wedged collectively so it was too late to take it aside. I’m
glad with this design, however I nonetheless suppose I’ve yet one more
iteration in me.

— Christopher Schwarz

Chris Schwarz Blog, Woodworking Blogs

Christopher Schwarz

About Christopher Schwarz

Chris is a contributing editor to Well-liked Woodworking
Journal and the writer at Misplaced Artwork Press. He is a
hand-tool fanatic (although he makes use of energy instruments, too).

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