Work Log for the Second Pine Stool.
This is a log of the time and the task that I was working on. The first three days were over a weekend, the rest of the days have been when I felt like working on the project.
3 hours of splitting, busted up all of the remaining log sections from the first cutting. About half of the sections are useful.
1 hour for roughing in the legs with a draw knife, one yard bag of shavings.
Day 1: 4 hours of work.
1 hour to final square the first leg, still getting used to the process, also includes cleanup and sharpening time.
30 minutes leg #2, minor tearout on one face.
20 minutes leg #3, two cases are not full size the whole way, still salvageable.
40 minutes leg #4 & #5, now I can pick the best of the four legs.
2 hours, finish squaring up stiles, the insides of the wide ones are only finished with a draw knife to save time.
30 minutes working on the top, sawed in half and working with a drawknife. Will glue back together once thickness is correct.
Day 2: 5 hours of work, running total 9 hours
45 minutes working on the top, bottom flattened with a drawknife, top planed–a little concerned about the top of the board, it is difficult to plane.
15 minutes jointed the edge and glued up, technically no glue should be needed but this should make it a little easier to handle.
30 minutes making a story stick and cutting all of the legs to the same length (something I did not do last time)
30 minutes marked all of the legs for the mortises and made a new mortice gauge because of the new chisel.
40 minutes leg one mortised, the larger pig sticker seems a little quicker, might be the larger mortise.
Day 3: 2 hours and 40 minutes, running total 11 hours 40 minutes
15 minutes pulled the top out of the clamps, trimmed the ends, flattened the bottom, smoothed the top.
Day 4: 15 minutes, running total 12 hours and 5 minutes
15 minutes tested some chip carving on some scrap, the bead and bullet pattern will work.
45 minutes pounded out two sets of legs, trust the hammer.
20 minutes pounded out the final leg.
Day 5: 1 hour and 20 minutes, running total 13 hours and 25 minutes
2 hours of making pins, done over a couple of days because it is boring.
Day 6: 2 hours, running total 15 hours and 25 minutes
1 hour 35 minutes, marked and bored the holes, then discovered the mortises were too shallow added depth.
30 minutes marked the leg decoration and started to cut the chamfers.
Day 7: 2 hours and 5 minutes, running total 17 hours and 30 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes using a draw knife and a carving knife to put the chamfers and lambs tongues on, two legs are finished now.
Day 8: 1 hour 30 mins, running total 19 hours.
1 hour 20 mins, made the tennons in the top stile, and put a stop chamfer in the bottom stile.
Day 9: 1 hour 20 minutes, running total 20 hours 20 minutes.
1 hour 20 mins, top and bottom stiles and the stop chamfer in the bottom stile
Day 10: 1 hour 20 minutes, running total 21 hours 40 minutes.
2 hours tennons on the bottom stiles
30 minutes of adding decoration to the sides
1 hour pinning it together, no broken pins this time.
Day 11: 3 hours 30 minutes, running total 25 hours and 10 minutes.
2 hours final fitting of the top
20 minutes trimming the legs and putting on a coat of linseed oil, done.
Day 12: 2 hours and twenty minutes.
Total time: 28 hours.