Folding Stools for Charity.

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 01-30-2016 06:09 PM 1464 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using up some of my scrap wood to make small folding stools for charity.
Using Steve Ramsey’s Mere Mortal plan.
One to the kid who always waves when he rides by on his bike.
One to the short neighbor lady who bakes and has trouble reaching her upper shelves, and so on.
You can batch’em out in no time once you get your set-up’s dialed in.
Lots of fun and a good use for scrap.
I even made the dowels from scrap using a bandsaw dowel making jig I found online.
Finish is whatever I’m getting low on. Watco Oil, Linseed Oil, Polyurethane, and paint.

Good way to spend some pleasurable time in the shop, and making a bunch of people smile.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 06:42 PM

Awesome use of odds and ends Eric and a wonderful gift for those in need.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 08:07 PM

Great job for a great cause. Congrats ! I’m smiling too ! :)
For several pieces, a production line is the way to go. You’re a master my friend.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 09:27 PM

Those are wonderful and so are you for sharing your talents with others!

-- ~Julie~

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 10:08 PM

Good work Eric. They look awesome. Heck, I might have to ride my bike by and wave. haha. Have a great day my friend. And God bless for thinking of others, way to be.


-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 10:19 PM

These look very sturdy by the size of wood, needs to be for a stool, ones I made by this method only good for tables.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 11:34 PM

Good on ya Wrecker. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 01-31-2016 12:10 AM

Sweet little stools, Eric! Surely the new owners will be pleased.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 01-31-2016 01:55 AM

Those look great. I’m sure you made some folks really happy. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 01-31-2016 07:21 AM

These are cool…how stable do they feel getting on and off?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 01-31-2016 09:52 AM

Great job and as you know I am building some myself right now.
Seems to me to get them a nice snug action when extending them the centre dowel pivot on the legs position is critical. is this the case? My plan was to assemble everything and drill the cross leg dowel hole as the final last part of assembly
Any thoughts?

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#11 posted 01-31-2016 03:13 PM

they look great

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#12 posted 01-31-2016 03:55 PM

These all turned out nicely and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 02-01-2016 01:06 AM

Those are fun to make and good on you for gifting these! Yours look bigger than mine. Did you modify SR’s plan?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 02-01-2016 02:42 AM

nice build. I am currently working on a set of tv trays that fold the same way. They sure are sturdy and fun to build.

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#15 posted 02-01-2016 04:22 PM

Look like well built items ready for rough and tumble action. I am not familiar with Steve Ramsey’s plans so may bug you later, when I have the time. The remodel of the kitchen is starting here at the vacation home this week, so we are into moving things, and figuring out how to use the old kitchen cabinets in the shop…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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