Three Legged Dutch Chair

From the issue of "Work" made available today by the good folks at Tools for Working Wood.  Minimalist yet fairly ornate.  It would sit well in a corner to get it out of the way when not needed. While you are in the internet neighborhood, have a look in their store for some great and … Continue reading Three Legged Dutch Chair

Campaign Desk

Here's an interesting piece of "gone native" campaign furniture.  There was much bad about empire building (and still is) but the bringing together of foreign cultures often created new and interesting art and craft styles. While on the topic, if campaign furniture is of an interest, or if you want to even know what it … Continue reading Campaign Desk

This Stool is Brown, Waxy, a Bit Oily and Sticky

I gotta make a couple of these.

Lost Art Press

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Sticky? Yes. It’s made from three sticks. So it’s quite “sticky.”

ROUBO212PrI just finished up this campaign stool based (loosely) on A.J. Roubo’s model shown in “L’Art du Menuisier.” I turned round legs, whereas Roubo shows legs that are pie-shaped in section. When those legs fold together, they make a cylinder. Clever.

I know how to make legs like this, but I have to come up with a way to do this that doesn’t waste a lot of wood.

As I explained in an earlier post, the pivoting hardware is made using an eye bolt, all-thread rod, washers and acorn nuts. It looks OK, but I’m going to use different hardware for the next version to make it look bad-asser.

The leather, oiled latigo from the saddle industry, is great. Ty Black finished hand-stitching the seat last night. I attached the seat to the legs using No 10 x 1-1/4”…

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Folding Stools and Table

I have had many requests for dimensions of the stools and table so I finally sucked it up and measured some things to include here.  The only ones apparently on the web cost money so here are my dimensions.  Please modify them to fit your style, needs, or lumber.  A little time with some graph … Continue reading Folding Stools and Table

Folding Camp Funiture

I've been making folding camp furniture.  The stools are sometime called "pea-pickers".  They were somewhat difficult to figure out without a plan but some photos of others and experience making other furniture helped. They're not as easy to make as I thought they would be.  The holes must be very precise and dowels tight-fitting.  If … Continue reading Folding Camp Funiture