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This is a miniature three legged stool for a candle or small plant. This one is made from Maple and Walnut and all done on the lathe and the drill press. It stands 4" tall and is 5" in diameter.
You could use this for a number of things, I like the candle idea but I also thought about making one as a plant stand. You can get very very creative with these. And they are not very difficult to make.

Step 1: Grab some scraps

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For this one, I used 3 small pieces of walnut about 6" long X 1" X 1" and 6"X6"X1" Maple. The maple was clean and flat on one side and the other side is rough cut. The walnut were simple scrap cuts I had in the bin.

Grab a pencil spring punch or scratch awl and mallet and your angle square for the next step.
SlickSqueegie (author) 2 years ago
I didnt measure any angle, I simply placed another scrap of wood under one side of the piece to lift it, then using a level, I "eyeballed" the correct height. Crude, but it worked. If I was doing many of these I would build a proper jig. I would say the angle is between 10 - 15 deg.

15 degrees is the recomended angle for large functioning stools so if "in scale" 15 is also correct here.

That gives me a ballpark idea. Thanks for the info and it is a great looking stool!
SlickSqueegie (author)  OutlawKtulu2 years ago
Thanks. Just a tip. Make sure you line up the center lines of each hole properly. I do not know how to word these directions, better to shoot you a pic.
That is very cute! I could see it being used in a diorama setting as well.
The Walnut scraps were also the correct size for Pen & Mechanical Pencil blanks. etc. Just saying.
SlickSqueegie (author)  snoopindaweb2 years ago
Indeed they were. I save the nicest grain cuts too for when I need a pen/pencil style blank. But they were "scraps" from a different project.
TerryJ2 years ago
Love it. I can imagine candle wax dribbling over the side! Very cute!
SlickSqueegie (author)  TerryJ2 years ago
they are very unique :)
SlickSqueegie (author)  lanieinthehouse2 years ago
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tarbita 2 years ago
couldn't be cuter
SlickSqueegie (author)  tarbita 2 years ago
thank you
HollyMann2 years ago
Love it - Beautiful!
SlickSqueegie (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thank you Holly. Just another reason to get a lathe. lol :)
this is awesome! i love it. only other thing i have to add is this a tiny stool for ants?! just had too but great ible. keep up the good work.
SlickSqueegie (author)  nightninja872 years ago
Thanks Nightninja, It would be a little big for ants. lol.
bcavaciuti2 years ago
Noice little stool youve inspired me to make one for my little bonsai tree :)
SlickSqueegie (author)  bcavaciuti2 years ago
Excellent! I would love to see what you made! Thanks for the compliment!
Ah.. this is very cute. Another artistic creation by your hands with your Lathe :), I really love your precision about the Legs, they look all alike. How do you know, when you need to stop while you are shaping them in Lathe.
SlickSqueegie (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 years ago
Thanks Tarun,
I have found that this is proving to be one of the more challenging aspects of turning. which is why I chose to do this project. It will give me some more practice replicating pieces.
shazni2 years ago
Love love love! btw congratulations on being featured :-)
SlickSqueegie (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thanks Shazni