Joined stool video, back to the beginning almost

Well, I finally made a video that is short enough to actually watch. Back last year, when I began shooting the video series on making a joined stool, I got the idea for video after I had begun making the stool. So that series starts in the stock all prepped. I made a stool a month or so ago and got around to shooting some of the splitting-through-planing process.

This one is splitting with some wedges, a bit of froe-work, and some hatchet work. I shot the planing at the bench, that’s next on Daniel’s to-be-done list.

The video series is a “playlist” on the youtube channel. It’s here, I think –

(I don’t know what that will look like on your end. It might tell you that I watched them all…which was a painful experience.)

4 thoughts on “Joined stool video, back to the beginning almost

  1. Nice video. I recently re-read robinson crusoe (been 25 years at least) and kept thinking about how he could have used your video during the month or so it took him to hew a single plank out of 1 tree.

  2. Ive been reading your posts about which gouges you use. I’m trying to put together a very small starter kit of 3-4 gouges that will cover general furniture work and allow me to dabble in some basic carving should the desire ever arise. From your posts I have settled on these approximate sizes: a V, 3/4” medium sweep, 3/8” heavy sweep, and 1/2” light sweep. Do you recommend incannel or outcannel to start?

  3. I’ve been re-reading “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” and then found you videos on line. Your splitting video shows a nice, long, THIN starting wedge: I’d used similar ones more than 50 years ago and have been searching for several as an improvement over the generic splitting wedges.

    What is the source for them?

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