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Thread: Butterfly Stool

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    Butterfly Stool


    Designed by Sori Yanagi and first manufactured in 1954.

    This was my first attempt at drawing it.
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    Beautiful Dave. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Wow! Very nice. I can't imagine how I would draw or build it.
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    Thank you gentlemen. Vaughn, the originals were made of molded plywood in the style of pieces by Charles and Ray Eames. It would be kind of cool to have the capability in our own shops.
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    Beautiful design. Definitely a piece I would have

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    Re: Butterfly Stool

    Very nice Dave, this is the kind of woodworking i really like. Would like to hear what Toni thinks of tbe design side of his piece.

    So i guess to make something like this a whole bunch of work would have to go into making the form and then i presume using vacuum laminate strips onto the form. But how to trim the edges after forming??? More templates and router???

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    thanks guys.

    Rob, I think the the originals were made in a large heated press but for the hobbyist I suppose vacuum bagging with bending ply and glue would be the route to go.
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    RE: Butterfly Stool

    Very impressive piece.

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    Thanks Ron.

    In case anyone cares, here's how I drew it.
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    Thanks Dave, that was quite a nice video tutorial!!! You make it seem so easy

    Could you share a list or link or ???? to show some/all keyboard shortcuts?
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