Back when the book Make a Joint Stool from a Tree came out, I was making how-to videos with Lie-Nielsen. Made a bunch of them over a few years. For a couple of reasons, we never did one on the joined stool. I have a stool underway now, and a recent post brought a question about how the story stick is used. So I tried to cover it in a video – my video capabilities are limited and challenged. I am not going to try to learn video editing…there’s only so many hours in a day. I’m the camera man and the woodworker in these – so there’s your warning. I won’t cover every aspect of making the stool, but will try to hit many of them.
Once I had that stile marked out, I put one on the lathe & set the camera up to try to catch that work. I AM NO GREAT TURNER! – but I can do enough for joiner’s work. So to really learn turning, find someone else. (I like Pete Galbert’s video on turning…) – but here’s my series on turning this stile on the pole lathe. I chopped it up into 3 videos – mostly so I could fumble around & get what I need as I was working. You’ll see, warts n’ all. For short videos, they’re pretty long. Tom Lie-Nielsen used to ask me if I could make a video shorter than Ben Hur.
Part one is mostly turning the cylinder from the square.
Now some of the details; cove, baluster, etc.
I re-jigged the camera for the foot, to try to get some detail. The sun came on very strong, and made things both better and worse.
the book Make a Joint Stool from a Tree https://lostartpress.com/products/make-a-joint-stool-from-a-tree
The video series from Lie-Nielsen; https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4243/home-education-videos
Pete Galbert’s video on turning – https://lostartpress.com/collections/dvds/products/galbert-turning
Curtis Buchanan’s video series – he’s got turning in there somewhere. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QCOxzGYG6gAqtF-1S7orw