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  • #665637
    Matt McGrane
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    @TIMIJTSMA – Hi Tim. Go to my blog (the url shows up in my original post above and maybe also in this reply) and use the “contact me” gadget to send the request. You can safely send me your e-mail address if you want a pdf copy or you can safely send me your home address is you want a paper copy. But I might not want to mail a paper copy if it’s outside of the U.S. Let me know what you want to do.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #665635
    Matt McGrane
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    @CODECOWBOY – Sorry I never saw your request, Luke. If you still want an instruction sheet for the Record #778, go to my blog (the url shows up in my original post above and maybe also in this reply) and use the contact gadget to send the request. You can safely send me your e-mail address if you want a pdf copy or you can safely send me your home address is you want a paper copy. Good luck.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #640747
    Matt McGrane
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    Ha! Isn’t that always the way it goes. Well it looks nice in the picture. I don’t think I’ll be making this project, but I had thought that the joint between the base and upright seemed more complicated than it needed to be. But it does look nice with the mahogany strips meeting up.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #636899
    Matt McGrane
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    For a month in, I’d say that’s outstanding! Paul once made a stool with a sliding dovetail. He might have called it a Shaker stool. I don’t recall if he used a jig to cut the inside wall of the sliding dovetail, but it’s hard to imagine how it’s done without one.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #629557
    Matt McGrane
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    D’oh! Looked like the glue was still liquid – no chance to pull it apart when you discovered the problem? If not, any chance you could make that little mortise a design feature? Maybe inlay something …

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #555497
    Matt McGrane
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    Hi Thomas. As it turns out, we only use the board occasionally. But it is still totally flat. I make sure to clean it off after use and it hangs near the sink when not used, so it dries completely. Good luck with your project.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #554863
    Matt McGrane
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    Turns out a neighbor is a beginner woodworker and so he’s now the proud new owner/caretaker of a brace, 13/16″ bit and a hand drill. I’ll look elsewhere to give away the other brace. Thanks everybody.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #554582
    Matt McGrane
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    You wouldn’t have to beef up the stretchers or rails, unless you want to increase the overall weight of the bench. The extra size of the stretchers wouldn’t add anything to the stability of the bench. Having said that, I made my stretchers beefy to match the size of the legs and I like how that looks (and I wanted the extra weight). But my rails (front to back members) are a bit thinner and they do their job well.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #553403
    Matt McGrane
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    Steal away, but if you do it like mine you may want to have less of a “rise” for each step, especially if your mom is elderly or not too strong. Mine has steps at 9″ and 18″ off the ground and that’s too much for some people. I’m sure you have your own plan for this, but just saying … Good luck on the project!

    “If don’t get back to you, I probably died.” –LOL

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #553396
    Matt McGrane
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    GfB, I made something similar earlier this year from recycled oak. I dovetailed the upper and lower steps into the uprights. And the horizontal rail supports are also dovetailed into the uprights. I expect this stool will long outlast me and whoever owns it after I’m gone, though I don’t use it every day (but do use it fairly often). It easily holds my 153 pounds and could easily hold a 250 pounder with hard use.

    Now, I do think there are things to consider in the design. If you use dadoes to join the steps to the uprights, then the horizontal rails will be all that keeps the stool from racking. Dovetails are far stronger than dadoes in that respect. So if you do use dadoes, then think about mortising (or dovetailing) the rails into the uprights. If you use mortise and tenon, maybe used a wedged through tenon for added strength against the racking.

    Just a few thoughts – hope that helps. I’ve added a couple photos of my stool to give you ideas. Note that the uprights get wider (front to back) near the floor – this really adds a lot to the stability.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #549401
    Matt McGrane
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    Very nice. I like the bead detail on the aprons.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #519994
    Matt McGrane
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    But did you enjoy the build while you were doing it? Bummer about the problems, but sounds from the title and first couple of sentences that you did well in the making.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #321437
    Matt McGrane
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    I’ll bet cutting all those M&T’s was quite a workout. Must have been several days worth of effort. Can’t wait to see the end product.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #314318
    Matt McGrane
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    Those mortises and tenons are looking nice and crisp. Should be a great table. May I ask a question? Do you have a book of Stickley designs or some other book you are referencing?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #313995
    Matt McGrane
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    Very attractive piece, Tassos. You should be very happy with that for a first project – even for a tenth project! The dovetails look good, the top looks very nice, and the turnbuttons well executed. Congratulations.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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