"UBER" Shop Stool

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Project by schroeder posted 06-10-2007 07:51 PM 7343 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a shop stool shortage around the shop. I promised to build a couple, this is the first one. I thought we could have “nice” stuff in the shop too, so I made it out of Black Walnut with maple pins. I used 6 ½ degree compound miters for all joints to give it the footprint I wanted. I used through mortise & tenon throughout. The seat is pinned to the legs with a ¾ inch dowel. The seat is sculpted from one piece of walnut, the legs are 1 ¾ inch square. I used 1 coat sealer, 3 coats poly. It’s fairly stout –

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 08:36 PM

Great stool.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 08:58 PM

Oh yeah! Cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 09:08 PM

Nice looking stool Schroeder. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 09:23 PM

looks great. Fit for the kitchen, or the shop… why not have your space be a testament to your skills?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 01:05 AM

The stool turned you really nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 04:44 AM

As stated – great stool and great job..

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 05:48 AM

I bet you are the only shop with such a nice walnut stool. Realy nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#8 posted 06-11-2007 01:03 PM

ditto to the above.

It looks quite comfortable!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 06-11-2007 01:35 PM

man you do good work,good job!!!!!

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#10 posted 06-11-2007 08:30 PM

Looks great…looks comfortable too.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#11 posted 06-12-2007 05:17 AM

Great stool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 06-12-2007 03:25 PM

did you use the Multirouter for the joinery? Stool looks great, more complicated than I could have figured out.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#13 posted 06-12-2007 11:37 PM

Thanks all for the encouraging words. It’s a comfortable stool the first time I tried contouring a seat – I had a lot of fun with it. After having built one, I’m going to give away my “joinery summer project” plan. Although I used glue on this one, the joinery is such that I believe it needs no glue. The compound angles on the cross pieces push out and up. The through tenons bind the joint further. So I plan on making another one of these for the joinery competition – there’s all my cards!
Mark – yes, this would have taken me forever without the Multi-router. This tool opens a whole dimension of woodworking that is frankly beyond my skill level. Keeping the angled cuts straight in my head on a project like this would, well …usually double the amount of wood I need. This thing is worth its weight in gold! – I can’t say enough about this tool.
If anyone wants a plan I think I’m going to try and make a set in SketchUp. It’ll be a little crude I’m sure, but I can get the basic dimensioning and angles on there well enough to be interpreted.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#14 posted 06-13-2007 12:32 AM

Good luck on the Joinery contest.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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