Rogowski Stool

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Project by Gary Rogowski posted 07-24-2014 02:55 AM 3830 views 39 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first piece I felt that I really designed. I completed the design in 1978 working on ideas that I reverently stole from various sources. I still have the first prototype. It’s doweled together and I’ve beat the living whoha out of it ever since I made it. I sit on it, use it as a ladder, prop up the edges of panels in my vice with it. And it keeps on going.

The Northwest Woodworking Studio

-- Gary Rogowski...follow my wit and wisdom on twitter @garyrogowski

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 03:10 AM

The Stool! The Stool! Nice job, and I think often stolen? LOL A wow piece sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 05:28 AM

Nice stool
Not stolen…...liberated.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 05:37 AM

Elegant simplicity. Nice job.

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 07:58 AM

Cool Stool

-- Forest Grump

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 08:50 AM

Great looking stool Gary. I love the way the legs, stretchers and seat are all so gracefully tapered in the centers. A lot of folks do wonderful work, but good design doesn’t grow on trees.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 10:21 AM

Great job – well done.


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#7 posted 07-24-2014 10:50 AM

Love this stool Gary. Simple and strong. I am currently trying to master the angled floating tenons that you use to connect the top to the legs. Not an easy process by any means.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 12:26 PM

Great design, nicely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 12:40 PM

I really like that! I need a stool to sit on at my scroll saw. That looks like it would work and be nice looking also. I may have to “steal” your ideas….

I’d have to figure out some padding though, with my old man flat butt, I need padding to sit on.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 12:51 PM

Great attention to detail!

Love the overall shape as well as the pegged joints – good work!


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#11 posted 07-24-2014 01:40 PM

I like your design! It is very graceful. Light subtle curves yet very strong visually. It also looks very comfortable.

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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#12 posted 07-24-2014 01:53 PM

This is a wonderful piece, Gary. It’s such a graceful design and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 07-24-2014 02:20 PM

Excellent work, love your design. A piece that’s pleasing to the eye!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 07-24-2014 05:50 PM

simple and elegant!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#15 posted 07-24-2014 08:56 PM

Beautiful, an absolute work of art!

As Picasso said, “good artists borrow, great artists steal”

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