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I made a three leg stool at the 2019 PEP1 event!  I used a chunk of fir for the seat and some junk pole pieces for the legs.  Drilled the 1" holes with a hand auger bit, shaved the legs on the shave horse with a draw knife.  I forgot to take the progress pic in the middle of building it but I still snapped one before putting the final leg in.
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Heya got a little stool finished. Excited to try this again and angle the legs more, sand the top, and make sure the legs are more uniform. But very much enjoyed the practice!
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Starting materials
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Holes drilled in seat
Holes drilled in seat
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Shaving the feet
Shaving the feet
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Completed stool
Completed stool
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Finished stool
Finished stool
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If we wanted to reinforce the legs with a brace between each leg, would it be best to drill a hole through each leg and insert dried wood through, then soak the wood pegs so they swell in place as in old wood peg construction? I live in a house from 1860 and it's got oodles of those wood pegs joining timber together in the attic. I think even a bomb wouldn't knock those suckers apart.
 
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I suspect you'd be even better off if you baked the braces in an oven or solar oven until they were really dry.  Then fit them very snug in the legs.  Then they should swell up a bit and become tight.  I think...
 
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Here is my submission for the Roundwood Woodworking - Sand - Dry Peg in Greenwood Project - Stool BB.

The Roundwood Working Sand Badge now has two lists - the hand tool list and the hand or power tool list.  This project is on the hand or power tool list so I used a drill press instead of an auger to drill my holes and a tenon cutter on a drill to shape the ends of the legs.

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removing the bark with hatchet and hammer
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parts - chunks of wood that I started with
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parts ready to be assembled
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finished and in use
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Today I made a stool from a slice of a fallen beech that has been laying near my house for a year or so. I cut it with a panel saw, first cut to flatten the face and the second parallel to that. Each took about 20 minutes of considerable effort! I used some hazel poles for the legs. I'd harvested these from some nearby coppice late last year, stripped them and left them to season in my house. The stool will probably dry and shrink a little but the legs shouldn't. Hopefully this will make the [already quite snug] fit even stronger!

Tools used (most are shown, just the saw is missing):

- Panel saw
- Brace and augur bit (1") for mortices
- Adjustable bevel for setting legs
- Mora knife for tapering legs to fit in the mortices
- Small level

Next time I will try with a slightly smaller piece of wood for a more... elegant stool. I might also drill through holes and wedge the legs from the top!
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Slice of beech that I started with. Brace and augur bit for drilling the holes.
Slice of beech that I started with. Brace and augur bit for drilling the holes.
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Using an adjustable bevel for setting the angle of the legs.
Using an adjustable bevel for setting the angle of the legs.
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Legs in!
Legs in!
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Finished stool. I may do some more shaping at some point.
Finished stool. I may do some more shaping at some point.
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Here’s my roundwood three legged stool. Sawed a a fresh green disk off of a conifer stump and used dried junkpole for the legs. It’s a sturdy beast.
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progress halfway with hand tool used
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Note: The requirement has recently been updated to clarify that hand tools mean no power tools. However, this was submitted before that clarification so I'll grandfather it in. Nice stool.

 
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A stool big enough for sitting!

Tools: Drill, Chainsaw, sandpaper

Wood: Pine, Junk poles i found in a pile at Wheaton Labs
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I made a stool! It's a bit unsightly but it serves its function, and can support my weight.
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adding the peg to the log
adding the peg to the log
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It supports my weight!
It supports my weight!
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starting materials
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shaving the pegs
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drilling the holes
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Note: Sorry, it requires hand tools only (not a cordless drill and spade bit).  Plus it isn't clear that it's " butt width".

 
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Thanks for taking the time to review my submission! I'll submit again the next time I get some green wood.
 
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