Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Butterfly Key

I ended up making four three legged stools. The first two seats split, the second two I finished and gave to the boy child and SIL while we were in Houston. One of the first two with a split seat I threw away, good firewood, the second just had one split that could be saved with a butterfly key. I made the key and knocked it home tonight, Tomorrow I'll plane it flush and the stool should make a nice shop stool. It is perfect height for working at the bench.

I couldn't have planned it better.



  1. There you go! See, it was not a mistake but a design feature :-)

    Bob, who has made a few design features thru the years

    1. Bob,

      Words out of my mouth :-). Design feature, I like it. I also put a little design feature of glue and sawdust into a couple of gaps in the leg mortises this morning.