|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 03-07-2016 01:08 AM||474 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This project has a history: In my youth, I unsuccessfully made a three-legged stool in my middle school wood shop class. At the time I knew nothing about woodworking.
A few years ago, before joining Lumberjocks, I managed to build a little folding stool after watching a video by Steve Ramsey. My wife took the stool and used it to weed the garden. After a few seasons, that stool just fell apart.
So when the stool fell apart, I decided to make a sturdy three-legged stool that would be more stable than the four-legged one that broke.
I grabbed some pallet wood, pieces the size of 2×4s, and glued them together to make the seat. Then I took 3 more pieces, cut them down and turned three legs using my wood turning lash-up. I cut the seat into a disk using the table saw and used the router to round over the edges and create a groove in the underside. This was to make the stool easier to grab and relocate.
I drilled 3 angled holes, so that the legs would have some splay and glued it together with epoxy. I sanded it and finished it with boiled linseed oil. I gave it to my wife for Christmas last year and she likes it. It definitely has a rustic look.
Fun Fact: The Esperanto word for ‘stool’ is tabureto.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!