Thank you Sandy. It was a lot of fun. My wife fails to see the importance of “loaning” household items to the shop as well. I’m sure it will get ugly here when she catches me in the yard with her hair dryer while I’m tempering my plane blade in the charcoal grill. Beg forgiveness, not permission. 🙂
These stools all look so nice with really good jointlines. Great job, all of you in this thread. I’ve been working on my own for about a week and while it is fun and I have definitely made some progress with my woodwork, I admit that I am a bit frustrated with my joints–not at all helped by my sliding bevel falling on the floor at one point which required me re-setting it. So I definitely have a few gappy joints on my stool. That said, my M&T joints have improved noticeably–for me that means that they have nice snug fits. Angling the mortises was definitely a bit of a challenge.
But at least I know that when I glue it up it will be sturdy and I’ll have a place to park my butt in the shop when the need arises.
And at least I can say this is my first one where I am learning from the process so if this is a “prototype” then the real deal should definitely be better. That said, I’m not sure I want to make another one straight away.