Just Stooling around

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 10-10-2014 11:26 AM 2267 views 4 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building several prototypes of stools, this was the version that the customer chose. I have about 10 more to make like this. Then I will start a group with a different design on the back. I am also working on a design with armrests. All of these with backs also have swivels. Taller ones are 30 inches tall (seat height). Shorter ones are 24 inches tall. All made of Beetle Kill Pine.

The seats are carved with Kutzall wheels and lots of sanding. I still have much to learn, but enjoying the journey.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

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

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#1 posted 10-10-2014 12:09 PM

I am a fan!!! Of both your work and that BKP!!!
I do like how you support the back by tying in the back to the seat.
Thanks for posting your changes for all of us to see. Its been a cool ride with you.

Did you get a lathe yet?

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 12:24 PM

Super nice work as usual. Now those are the kinds of knots I want with this next shipment. Really makes for spectacular projects.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#3 posted 10-10-2014 12:46 PM

Dang, Monte… you’re gonna end up with a style of furniture named after you. We enjoy getting to watch your journey. Mighty fine work..

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

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 12:46 PM

Beautiful rustic stool.Sky is a limit!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-10-2014 12:55 PM

they are looking really good, these are the perfect stool in a western setting, and they will be getting chairs that will last a lifetime….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 10-10-2014 01:29 PM

Very nice Monte!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#7 posted 10-10-2014 01:49 PM

Awesome…! You are doing it…

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 01:51 PM

Wow Monte,
Your shop burns to the ground and it seems to only add to the fire that burns within.
You rise above it, set up a temporary shop and shoulder to the wheel, you get the ‘Creative Juices Flowing’.
You are a Pillar of Strength, unencumbered by the constraints of the absent smouldering 4 walls.
You are, to me, the ‘Phoenix Rising’ from the ashes.
...can hardly wait to see the inspiration shared from within your new shop.

Those stools are as amazing as you are.

Best Regards. – Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#9 posted 10-10-2014 01:52 PM

Love the craftsmanship and the design. Have you thought about blogging your process (unless I missed it already). Man, would I love to be able to do what you do!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#10 posted 10-10-2014 02:24 PM

Beautiful chairs with a great outcome. We need the matching table or bar now.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 10-10-2014 02:32 PM

Those look great. Love the design that you have come up with. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 10-10-2014 02:41 PM

A very distinct and unique design .

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-10-2014 03:10 PM

great looking stools Monte ,love the design cant wait to see the next ones with the arm rest ,awesome builds

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 10-10-2014 03:20 PM

You are the Man , Great job

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#15 posted 10-10-2014 03:57 PM

Great design and love the integration of the seat to the back—outstanding!

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

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