The leg tenons were created extra long. Once the seat was shaped and legs inserted through the mortises I marked the tenons for 1/8 inch proud.
Hickory pegs created to draw bore the stretchers into the leg mortises. After a final dry assembly, the stool was glued together, wedges driven and proud pegs rounded over.
Several coats of my usual shop-made varnish/BLO blend wiped on and wet sanded to soft, satiny feel.
2 thoughts on “Chestnut stool completed”
Tom, the stool looks gorgeous. I love the shot of the half finished stool – it really brings to life what it means to be a woodworker.
It was a fun project.
While I can appreciate high quality/design finished pieces, I do not get as much from those images, as seeing the process shots. Not as a how to do, but as a view on a woodworker in action.
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