Turning the remainder of the three legs for this little stool went fairly quickly. Helped in part by and early start and a cool morning. A welcome change from the heat that is the norm for this time of year.
The boring of the mortise holes went quickly as well using the same method that I used on the previous stools. I did add one extra step however. These legs are small in diameter and the lead screw on the auger bit resulted in a shallow hole. Luckily my forstner bit is the same diameter as my auger bit (not always the case) and I was able to deepen the mortise holes to the required depth.
The dry-fit went well and I took a break while the hide glue was heating up.
There was a brief moment of panic before the glue up however. The joinery was so tight that I wasn’t sure I would be able to dismantle the dry-fit stool. After considerable effort and application of force, I managed to get everything apart and begin the glue-up. Thankfully that went smoothly and I soon had an assembled stool.
It’s been a while since I painted anything and this stool lends itself to having a bit of color. I like wood tones as much as anyone, but its nice to have a splash of color here and there. Management has a chosen accent color that runs throughout the entire house, coral. The most recent addition of coral was the old fan from the magic attic that I refurbished.
An older piece is this little chest of drawers that I made and painted with salmon milk paint and top coated with clear shellac.
Since I still have plenty of salmon milk paint powder left from the chest of drawer project, that is what I’m painting this little stool with. After letting the glue set for a few hours I mixed up some paint and gave the stool a total of three coats.
Next I’ll rub out the surface and give it a top coat. I’m waffling between using shellac or Tried & True.
Part 1 Greg Merritt