tractor seat stool

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Project by RickB posted 10-20-2009 06:12 PM 7420 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all…

Just joined and thought I’d post what I just finished. This is only my second piece I’ve completed. Found an old tractor seat that my father-in-law’s Amish neighbor had hanging in the barn. Cleaned it up and painted it and build this stool under it.

Legs are Red Oak. Rails are Padauk. BeadLock loose tenons used. Affixing the seat to the stool was the most challenging, and I did not like how it turned out. The original plan was to have a T-Nut support the seat. But under body weight the t-nut rocked right out when one shifted weight. Went with a bar-stool swivel I found on line, but attaching it is ugly. Oh well… it is a tractor seat. It is supposed to be somewhat ugly and utilitarian!

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 06:35 PM

Cool looking stool. I could use something like this at my scroll saw.

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 07:31 PM

Brilliant idea and very nicely made stool!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 10:47 PM

There are some people around these parts who need a seat like that on their stool!

Nice work … clever idea.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 02:04 AM

It’s a cool design, nothing wrong with the seat swivel. The last thing you’d want is, someone starring down at their crouch saying “nice”,” this thing is so cool”.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 02:29 PM

Very cool, just like riding the ole john deere.

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

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#6 posted 10-21-2009 08:00 PM

Thats a great idea…I have an old tractor seat like that somewhere wasting away…need to pull it out and use it now…

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#7 posted 10-21-2009 08:18 PM

Were sophistication meets earthy. great job

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#8 posted 09-20-2010 06:05 PM

Witty, creative… Nice use of what is available, including imagination!!

-- GX

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