Adjustable Shop Stool

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Project by Pezking7p posted 10-04-2015 10:14 PM 1388 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on dovetails lately and I got tired of leaning/squatting over my bench to do detail work. I decided to take the day to make an adjustable shop stool out of some scraps.

The base is poplar and the seat is cherry. The acme threaded rod, nut, and all wood are actually leftovers from my bench build last year. I think the base is a little narrow, but it’s not unstable at the bench. This was a pretty straightforward build. The seat was scooped with a hand plane going across the grain, and finished with a spokeshave. The threaded rod is epoxied into the base of the seat.

All in all the seat is very comfy and I like that you can turn side to side easily.


-- -Dan

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 10:21 PM

Clever – will serve you well!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 11:11 PM

Good use of scraps for such a necessary shop fixture.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 12:40 AM

I can dig it pez! You can also challenge shop visitors to a chug’n’spin. Chug a beer and see how many spins you can get in. Record keeping on the wall. Garbage can close.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 12:57 AM

Clever Pez, that’s a good idea.

”chug’n’spin” a man after my own heart :-)

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 01:12 AM

That’s very nice bud
Also love the live edge look !!!!


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#6 posted 10-05-2015 01:50 AM

If you are like me, I can never find the right stool for each project…we all have different sized butt’s so why not build one to fit yours..Great idea

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 10-05-2015 02:53 PM

Fricken love it Pez! Very cool man, inventive and beautifully executed.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 10-05-2015 02:58 PM

Looks good Pez.

-- Byer-- "Comparison is the thief of joy" -- T.R. Roosevelt

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#9 posted 10-07-2015 01:24 AM

“Shop stools of your dreams”


-- Dan Krager, Olney IL There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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