Shaker Stool – Episode 5

With all the joints completed it is time to check them corporately. With that done Paul lays out and cuts all the coves and arches in the various components using stop cuts, the coping saw, spokeshave and rasp. With the shaping done it’s time to conclude the project by gluing it up.

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Shaker Stool – Episode 4

With the initial recess cut, the next step is to create the sloped side of the bridle joint which helps to locate the joint. With that done, Paul transfers the lines to cut the recess in the top rail and uses various techniques to fit the joint snugly.

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Shaker Stool – Episode 3

Paul introduces a joint that he calls the slope sided bridle joint with double recesses. He shows how to ensure strength and how to accurately layout and cut the recess to ensure a snug fit.

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Shaker Stool – Project Info

This shaker stool is a very adaptable design that you make to fit your requirements. It uses some unique sliding dovetails that are both strong and in this design enhance the aesthetic of the stool. The scale and length of the stool can be adjusted. It is a very solid stool that can have any number of uses.

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Shaker Stool – Episode 1

Once Paul has covered some of the key aspects of this project, he lays out and cuts the tapered dovetail recess. He pays particular attention to the width and taper, making sure to cut the dovetail angle accurately.

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