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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in round wood working.

This BB will be building a simple stool.

The dry pieces of wood should be the legs, fitting in to the main seat piece of green wood (freshly cut piece of wood). The idea is that the green wood will shrink and further tighten itself to the pieces of dried wood.

Holes are made in the green wood, and the dry leg pieces are inserted into it.

The seat of green wood is a cut cross section of a log, and the legs are inserted into one side. You can use three or four legs, although three should be the easiest.


These videos show the general process for building it.

Be safe when using hand tools, work at your own risk, and enjoy building!

To get certified for this BB, post three pics.  

  - Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
  - Progress about half way through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
  - Final product

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I made this tiny stool this morning. I don't know if it'll fit this Badge Bit, but it was what inspired me to make a little seat for my kids' fairies. The legs are dry holly wood, and the seat is green Big Leaf Maple wood.
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The holly branch I used. It's dry. I like holly for tiny things because it has no soft inner core.
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Shaved off the bark and carved two of the pegs (easier to hold this way)
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All three carved, and the wet Big Leaf Maple seat
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The drill I used to make the holes for the pegs
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Teeny tiny stool is complete!
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View from the underside
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To get this badge, you gotta make something that a person can sit on.  That one appears to be too small even for a toddler.
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