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stool making and assembly part 4

Postby gavin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:44 pm

continued from part 3
The basic item
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Swing on the item to make sure it is strong
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I have yet to weave the top, and shorten the legs above the seat-rails and chamfer the legs where they meet the floor.

But you get the picture!
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Re: stool making and assembly part 4

Postby Donald Todd » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:38 am

It strikes me that your making things over complicated as well as using inappropriate and/over complex tools.
The simple approach is to shave the legs and tenons green to 5/8" diameter using a ring gauge (or spanner). Use a spokeshave on the tenon if necessary. When dry shave the tenons to 14mm. Put the tenons in using a (hide or rubber) hammer or mallet, but protect the wood with a piece of softwood. A pair of sashcramp heads are easily obtainable and are very portable; my two pairs of Record cramps weigh about 3 Kg.
When demonstrating I have found that the public are very impressed that I made so many of the tools I use. I don't think the tenon cutter would impress even though it is a fairly old tool, unless of course it was home made.
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Re: stool making and assembly part 4

Postby gavin » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:53 pm

Donald Todd wrote:It strikes me that your making things over complicated as well as using inappropriate and/over complex tools.
The simple approach is to shave the legs and tenons green to 5/8" diameter using a ring gauge (or spanner). Use a spokeshave on the tenon if necessary. When dry shave the tenons to 14mm. Put the tenons in using a (hide or rubber) hammer or mallet, but protect the wood with a piece of softwood. A pair of sashcramp heads are easily obtainable and are very portable; my two pairs of Record cramps weigh about 3 Kg.
When demonstrating I have found that the public are very impressed that I made so many of the tools I use. I don't think the tenon cutter would impress even though it is a fairly old tool, unless of course it was home made.

For images of ]sections of tenons whacked together with METAL hammer, refer here. My experience is that you need not protect the work - the hammer blows do not show.
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Re: stool making and assembly part 4

Postby Donald Todd » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:56 pm

gavin wrote:I have yet to weave the top…

I suggest you try Ash splint for your seat. This is produced by hammering Ash logs and then splitting the material along the broken spring wood. The resultant splints are reasonably flexible because a lot of the interfibre bonding has been broken. There's an account of this in Drew Langsner's "Green Woodworking", though you already know all about Ash splint here.
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