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  • #24201
    Greg Merritt
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    The shaping is completed and the dry fit is done. The shaping went fairly smooth until I came to do the arches on the top rails. That bit Paul talked about needing a round bottom spokeshave needs to be taken to heart. I made it thru without one, but it was a little dicey. All chisel and scraper work for me. I’ll be buying a round bottom spokeshave before I build anymore stools like this.

    So tomorrow is glue up.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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    #24213
    Ken
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    Nice work Greg, stool is really taking shape now buddy. 😉

    #24216
    str8tedge
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    I second Ken’s comment Greg, really good work.

    Joe B.

    #24227
    Greg Merritt
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    Thanks Ken…Thanks Joe.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #24230
    Mick Mercer
    Participant

    Here is my attempt. Sat waiting to have the top put on it which is glued up and ready to go once the next video is out.
    Mick

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    #24233
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Looks good Mick. Its going to be tough waiting for the next video.
    Did you have a round bottom spokeshave for the arch in the top rails? If not how did you smooth them?

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #24234
    Ken
    Participant

    Looking good Mick, good job

    #24238
    davewilkinson
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    These look really good guys. It amazes me how quickly you (Greg especially) are knocking these projects out. I obviously don’t spend nearly enough time in the workshop…

    #24240
    dborn
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    Looks good Greg! Any tricks on planNing knots? I get lots of tear out around the knots and I’m tired of citing around them…

    #24246
    JerryH
    Participant

    Wow well done Greg, cant wait to see the finished item.

    #24251
    Greg Merritt
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    Thanks everyone.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #24255
    Dave
    Participant

    Greg, nice work. I’ve done tight radius smoothing using, stop cuts and a chisel and when I get to final shaping I use a half round rasp and a half round file, sandpaper to finish. I use inexpensive 20 dollar rasps and files. A rounded Spokeshave is on my wish list but for the moment I make due withe above.

    -Canada

    #24268
    kpinvt
    Participant

    Legs and rails are cut and fitted. The seat blank is glued up and ready to for shaping. So far all is coming together pretty well. Make sure to sharpen your tools as you go.
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    <P>Now I need to make patterns for the shaping stage of the build.</P>
    <P>I’m using up the scrap pieces I have in the shop, so its a little ugly but a good coat of milk paint will fix that.</P>

    That looks great. I hope that isn’t your blood on that panel on the left.

    #24271
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Thanks Kevin…probably some blood but mostly milk paint. I can’t seem to go into the shop without nicking myself at some point.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #24333
    David Gill
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    looking great Greg and Mick I take it you will not be carving your seats on Wednesday when next Video comes out

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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