Tabletop stool part 3

After checking that all the joints fit, I began to work on the details. I tapered the legs, I chamfered the top's edges, I band sawed arches on each leg and, lastly, I rounded the ends of the rail and curved two steps on each side of the curved end.


I assembled the stool again and started considering where to carve the personal images of the rabbit and the carrot.

I decided to draw a rabbit on one leg and a carrot on the other. Then I used curving gouges and a high-speed rotary tool to carve the design. 

I highlighted the carvings with white milk-paint

After gluing the stool, I finished it with two layers of oil based polyurethane. 

The piece is now finished and ready to be handed over to its rightful owner.  I can't wait to hear how his girlfriend likes it and if it sufficiently serves its unique (soup lifting) function.

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.