|Project by Cliff||posted 05-13-2015 10:50 AM||1002 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The existing Stool I sit on at my Sharpening Station was in a terrible state…..The seat would fall off when I sat on it and the feet would burrow into the holes in the rubber shop mat. Basically it was of reasonable quality construction when new..50 YEARS AGO..I don’t think I will be around in another 50 years time, but with a bit of loving care, maybe the Shop Stool will see quite a few more years.
The Chromed Tubular Steel Frame was a bit rusty, but by sanding the rust away and applying rust converter, followed by a Kill Rust Product which was combination of undercoat and finish coat. PEWTER SEMI GLOSS I think it was called, the Stool has a new lease of life.
The seat is 4 pieces of 19mm (3/4inch) Ply Sandwiched and glued, then Turned down to 25.5mm (10 inches) and slightly scooped out with a Bowl Gouge just to give a bit of comfort when sitting.
The Feet are Turned from Jacaranda and drilled while on the Lathe to accommodate the three stool legs. The feet were quite a snug fit but I did Glue them with Araldite 2 part Epoxy Resin. This is a popular Glue here in Australia.
I nearly forgot to mention, the seat is attached with Coach Bolts through the Frame and up into the seat. I had to drill the original holes larger to enable the bolts to travel neatly through the Frame. The original seat was held with Wood Screws. The Finish is about 8 coats of Danish Oil, sanded between the first 4 coats.
This was a very Basic Project, but it will make life much easier in the Shop as I sit there Honing away on the Oil Stone.
Happy Wood Working and Kind Regards to all Lumber Jocks.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.