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Sassafras Shop Stool

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Project by simscw posted 01-04-2016 12:01 PM 834 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a new shop stool made out of local sassafras. I used my Table Saw to start shaping the scoop in the seat and finished shaping the seat with a gouge. The leg angle is 7 degrees that i cut out with a compound miter saw. Very little hand tool work this time, but I did use a Jack plane on the legs.

The finish is clear polyurethane which gives it a golden oak appearance.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 12:24 PM

Nice looking functional stool. What type of joinery did you use to attach the horizontal rails (?) to the legs?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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simscw

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 01:42 PM

The Rails are attached with dowels that go through the legs.

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WoodNSawdust

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 01:47 PM

Thanks, I was not sure that rails was the correct term.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 03:23 PM

nice stool – the sassafras is a nice change up from oak

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 04:46 PM

It’s a very practical project and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 01-04-2016 08:24 PM

I love working with sassafras. nice stool

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