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Blog entry by iamcliff posted 03-10-2014 01:17 AM 1348 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes I just want to make something. I get the woodworking bug so bad I just gotta do something and it doesn’t matter what.

Am I alone in this?

Luckily, I’ve been able to do a few woodworking things lately. I made lumber racks for my shop; I made a little platform that my lawnmower can fit underneath and that I can store my wheelbarrow on top of, thus making more room in the shop. I also just finished one of those pallet signs like you see on pinterest (for my sister-in-law). One of these days I’ll actually make some fine furniture, which is the direction I want to go in woodworking.

A couple of months ago, though, I wasn’t working on anything and I just had to build something. I had a scrap piece of 4×4 and a scrap piece of 2×6. I particularly wanted to practice a through tenon so I decided on a one-legged stool. I mean, what in the world else are you going to build with that, right? I’m sure anyone would decide to build a stinking one-legged stool…

Anyway, you seriously gotta be desperate to build one of these things. Oh, and I decided to video the process as well.

Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWgbEeH2Eng

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 03-10-2014 01:41 AM

Yep, I get that way as well. I usually build something for the shop: another jig, more storage, etc. The one legged stool is called a milk stool where I am from.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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iamcliff

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 02:25 AM

A milk stool… makes sense, like for milking cows. It’s funny, after I made this I noticed one-legged stools in several places online. I had never seen one before then! Funny how that works out.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 02:28 AM

Yep, for milking cows. Yours is too fancy for that.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 02:30 AM

Or a meditation something or other, forget what mafe called his. Kind of reminded me of his project posting

-- So much to do, so little time.

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iamcliff

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 09:03 AM

Yeah, I can see that too. I saw his and I looked up meditation stools online. Tons of them. Looks like some sort of yoga stool or something.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 11:35 AM

I just like being in my shop. It’s my happy place.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 09:36 PM

Yep… sometimes you just gotta make something. Thanks for sharing the video. Entertaining.

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#8 posted 03-10-2014 10:55 PM

Excellent informative idea

-- Norman

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iamcliff

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#9 posted 03-11-2014 12:33 AM

Monte: I, too, just like spending time in the shop. Sometimes I’ll go out there and just spend a few minutes cleaning up.

Angie: thanks twice for the comments – here and on the video!

Norm: thank you very much!

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#10 posted 03-11-2014 06:25 PM

double post…

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 03-11-2014 06:26 PM

You’re not alone! There have been times that I’ve just run boards through the planer because I wanted to…..a neighbor asked what I was making….. my reply …. “saw dust”.

Some of my favorite projects were things I just threw together on the fly because I felt like making something.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#12 posted 03-11-2014 11:29 PM

yep, when there’s nothing to do, there is always something…............to do… LOL. I can’t hardly stand on 2 legs, and to sit on a 1-legged stool, you’re a magician… LOL. Nice build Chris

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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iamcliff

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#13 posted 03-12-2014 01:13 AM

Haha, Roger! Thanks

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#14 posted 03-15-2014 02:00 AM

Woodworking is therapy for me… making something just something is a regular mantra for me. :) Could you fit this with a belt or strap so you could just attach it to your backside and always have a seat? :) Very nice job!
Chris

-- Chris Pine

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iamcliff

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#15 posted 03-15-2014 02:12 AM

CPine: I hear ya on the therapy comment. I started woodworking as a way to relieve stress from work/life and it has totally been therapeutic. I ended up loving it so much I never want to stop.

As far as being able to attach the stool to my backside, I’m already coming up with names for this product like Seat-tastic, Seat-o-matic, Insta Seat… I could also devise a cushion that can attach to the stool called the Stool Softener, but that may be a tad much.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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