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Foot Stool
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:37:18 PM »
Ive always had a hankering to make a  decent foot stool for the lounge, i don't like these mass produced,  plastic chip filled things you get at "chavmart" and the like, so i made  my own.



The legs are from one piece of  Ash that i cleaved into quarters and then cleaned up on the shave horse  with my small draw knife, the stretchers are Hazel and i thought id  leave the deep bronze bark on as it contrasted so well with the white  Ash wood.



The  seat covering is 6mm sisal rope and I've woven it in a four under, four  over pattern which i think has worked really well, what is deceiving  though is the amount of rope in this, in all there is approx 150ft of  rope in that seat, I'm just glad i bought 300ft of it to begin with.



The  frame is made using tenons and whilst the stretchers are made from  dried wood, the legs are from fresh cut timber, meaning that as the Ash  slowly dries it will grip the hazel stretchers and form superbly tight  joints that wont need glue,

With a Mora 511 for scale



I've made a few mistakes along the way, but  now I've made them i can learn from that and (hopefully) not make them  next time, it's been a pleasurable experience making this all i  need to do is just clean up the legs a bit as the are a bit grubby from the building process, but that wont take long to do.

Thanks for taking a peek

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 02:39:55 PM »
Looks great man! I like how you left the bark on the cross pieces. And I'm still jealous of your supply of hazel. (They are hazel, or am I mistaken?) :D

Just went back and caught that you have 150 feet of rope in there! I'm thinking it would make a nice addition to a permanent campsite, not just for it's intended use, but also as a source of rope in an emergency.
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 02:40:55 PM »
yep, the stretchers are Hazel, i made 104 hazel stretchers last week, just waiting for them to dry out a bit before i can use them

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 02:42:12 PM »
Great job Kep, I really like it! For a man with only 1 power tool you sure get things done!


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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 02:44:10 PM »
Great job Kep, I really like it! For a man with only 1 power tool you sure get things done!

I have to, so i can pay the bills ;)

I like hand tools as you have to work with the materials rather than powering through them, makes for a stronger product, well i think so :)

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 02:45:11 PM »
Beautiful work.
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 02:45:52 PM »
very cool Kep! i like the natural feel of it!
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 02:50:40 PM »
thanks for the comments guys

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 03:08:37 PM »
Superb craftsmanship!!  I would never guess there's that much rope in it, WOW!

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 03:26:50 PM »
to me, that is real bushcraft. its about making things from materials around you, not going out and setting fires.. good on you Kep!
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 03:41:45 PM »
to me, that is real bushcraft. its about making things from materials around you, not going out and setting fires.. good on you Kep!

cheers mate :)

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 04:29:55 PM »
That is a BEAUTIFUL piece of Stool there Kep!!! :) She is gonna last too!!!! 8)
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 05:31:29 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2012, 05:33:19 PM »
That is a BEAUTIFUL piece of Stool there Kep!!! :) She is gonna last too!!!! 8)

Lol, I wouldn't call it a piece of stool.  :o 

Just pokin' fun. :D  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2012, 05:56:59 PM »
LOL!!! Naw, I'm Admiring the heck out of it! 8) Think of the patience it took to Create that work of art! :)
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2012, 06:18:14 PM »
Looks like a great place to put your ash! Sorry I couldn't resist. Nice work!
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 02:14:34 AM »
cheers guys

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 07:01:01 PM »
Nice work, Kep. Looks like it will be very useful.

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 03:35:42 PM »
Nice one young man...you stalking me :o
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 02:21:23 AM »
well fancy meeting you here Richard :)

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 10:10:44 PM »
Gorgeous  work as always Mate  now ya gonna have me wanting to make one  for my outdoors  workshop
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 10:15:15 AM »
Gorgeous  work as always Mate  now ya gonna have me wanting to make one  for my outdoors  workshop

Show us a pic when your done :)

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 10:39:21 AM »
Gorgeous  work as always Mate  now ya gonna have me wanting to make one  for my outdoors  workshop

Show us a pic when your done :)

Will do Mate
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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 01:29:54 PM »
You're a craftsman Kepis. It looks great. I love all your work.

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Re: Foot Stool
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 03:24:10 PM »
cheers guys :)