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    fan leg walnut and teak stool

    I found a picture of a stool on the interwebs that I liked, so I reverse engineered my own iteration. Walnut top with teak fan legs, finished in ultra blond shellac sprayed on with a fuji HVLP, and finally satin polished. Couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

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    That's a very kewel design idea!
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    Quite a unique attractive stool...did you resaw the teak?

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    Yeah, I had some 10/4 teak stock kicking around. The legs are 1/8 strips laminated together at the bottom.

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    I've never seen fan legs before. They look good on that stool. The finish, combined with the rounded top edge are icing on the cake - it looks "touchable".
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    Very nice. I like the fan leg idea.
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    I certainly cant take credit for the design, its adapted from an Instagram user &will_woodcraft, Japanese builder I believe. Honestly spraying shellac has changed my life, its so easy and gives just a beautiful finish.

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    Justin,
    Clever concept, beautifully executed. The "fan legs" are a new concept to me and have immediately been added to my design vocabulary. I REALLY like those fans!

    thank you for posting-Bill

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    Very clever and attractive. Is it an end table? What are the dimensions. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is quite something , I confess I had trouble counting the legs. Not gonna give my number ...but would like to know
    if you got it right....! It has masculine strength and feminine detail, and harmony between them. Bet it can really throw
    some good shadows.

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    That's really neat. Congratulations.

    How did you cut the grooves in the top for the strips?

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    The top is 12 x 12 and 1.75 thick. The strips for the legs taper from 2 to 1 1/8 and are 9 1/8 thick strips. The height is 15 I believe. Its actually a stool for my wife to use in the closet. All of my best pieces seem to end up in the closet where no one sees them. Haha

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    For the grooves I cut the top at 12x12, and drew my lines to make all the sides equal length. Then with the square top I marked the 9 1/8 grooves on one of the 4 leg sections and set up a little jig so that I could rotate the top with the same stop settings and then flip it over to mirror left to right. 0EBE6AF8-EEC8-420C-AE9C-49BC9F982F46.jpg3D6C0574-96EA-4C43-974E-7DF9897B7EFE.jpg

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    Thanks for posting your well executed project. The finish is terrific as well.
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    Justin, that is a really cool design. Well executed looks great!! Can I ask when or how did you laminate the bottoms of the legs? After they were glued into the top already? Again very nice!
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