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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.


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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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Nicole,

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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Finally got a big enough chunk of wet wood to make a stool! A huge maple branch/truck feel off of a big leaf maple during the huge snow. So, we dragged the chunk onto our property, and sawed off a section to split into boards.

Here we are sawing off the chunk to split


Then I sawed slightly into the wood enough to stick my axehead into it, then thwacked it with the fiskars axe to split off the curve, and then to split a board.



Here's a close up of the board:



I also carved some legs from cedar firewood, and drilled the holes in the wood (all the way through!), and carved smooth the edges with my mora knife



Smacked in the legs with the mallet I made, and here's my son sitting on it!



And my daughter!



And a clear picture of the stool (with the pegs all the way through!) I'm leaving the bark on as it dries so it's less likely to crack. Once it dries, I'm thinking I might round out the corners. But, for now, it is definitely sit-able. I actually found it quite comfortable to sit on (though I spent years working in a preschool sitting in tiny chairs, so I'm not entirely normal....).



I'm wondering if there's a good way to seal the wood once it dries and I sand it, so that I can put it outside by my kid's Tree Fort House. I know the maple will rot quickly in the weather, so it would definitely need some good weather-proofing. Would beeswax+coconut oil work?
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Stool. The kind you sit on.
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Got the round from a fir we cut at pep1 event
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Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Seat is of fir, legs were from a too short junk pole, not sure what species
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Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

I certify this BB is complete!

 
Those are the largest trousers in the world! Especially when next to this ad:
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