Shop Stool

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Project by marcb posted 04-27-2009 05:12 AM 2402 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lately I’ve been grinding, honing and sharpening a lot getting my tools in shape for a bigger project and just making sure I’m getting better at it.

This has led to me having a sore back on more than one occasion.

While sharpening my dovetail saw I thought, “I need a stool” so I set out to build one.

Many of the basic cuts where done on power tools but after the basic sizing was done everything except hogging out the mortise holes on the drill press was done by hand.

Once the top was glued I hand jointed it with a Craftsman branded No 5 sized plane which was more than long enough for this particular piece.

The legs are through tenons into the top, which are cut 90degrees to the top (meaning that they’re angled opposite the leg angles). The dovetail saw that I just sharpened did the bulk of the cutting for the tenons.

Then cleaned everything up using a couple chisels.

The leg braces are mortise and tenon joints into the legs and joined together with glue and a pocket screw.

No plans where used, just winged it as I went (it went from a 4 legged stool to a 3 when I screwed up one of the blanks).

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 07:38 AM

Nice little stool, thanks for sharing.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 07:47 AM

Thats the way to save the old back.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 04-27-2009 02:41 PM

Hey, I am about to build a new shop stool today also. I like the contrasting wood. Nice job.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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