Lumberjocks Inspired Stool

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I wanted a stool to sit on while I do certain operations in the shop. I like the one Dorje made simple, strong, and quick to make. I also liked the idea of using bamboo skewers as pegs as Don did in his great summer challenge box. Although I used glue with this.

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I took a couple of slabs that I had cut from some cedar and just quickly rough cut all the pieces. I drilled the mortices on the drill press with forstner bits. I cut the tenons on the bandsaw and shaped them with my drawknife. The whole thing took about 1 1/2 hours to build. I was using it before the glue dried.

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-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 08-20-2007 04:00 AM

Cool Bob! Only an hour and a half, and you were sitting on it!

Nice work. Simple, functional, and attractive.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 08-20-2007 05:17 AM

That’s a nice looking shop stool… could use one of those by the lathe, by the bar…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 08-20-2007 05:31 AM

Ahh, the simple pleasures! This stool’s gonna treat your back right! I’m really impressed with your output these past few weeks!!!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 08-20-2007 12:09 PM

Hi Bob;
—-hey this one’s really an example of….’making do with right off the top of your head’, now I think I’m going to start seeing you as ‘cedar rustic’....

Great stool Bob; and thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#5 posted 08-20-2007 12:47 PM

I was just thinking, yesterday, that I need a stool such as this for when I’m doing canning.

Great table and super use of LJ inspirations!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 08-20-2007 03:07 PM

I’m no fool, that’s one cool stool.

I need one, I’m starting to drool….

where’s my tools?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 08-20-2007 03:14 PM

I agree—it’s a real jewel

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 08-20-2007 03:38 PM

Great stool Bob.
Lumberjocks rule, some also drool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-20-2007 04:15 PM

Pretty classy, I like the rustic features.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 08-20-2007 05:38 PM

Looks like you used compound angles on the legs…did you use specific angles or just eyeball it? If specific angles were used – I’m curious what they are!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Bob Babcock

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#11 posted 08-20-2007 09:46 PM

Thanks all….I think of LJ every time I see it.

Dorje….just eyeballed it…...well actually a little more than eyeballed. I had some shims and stacked a few together on the drilll press table to give me a consistant angle in one plane then eyeballed the rest. It was close enough. After I put the legs into the seat I measured for the rungs and just drilled those freehand. I cut the rungs and then cut the tenons on the bandsaw. I left them a little fat and shaved them to fit with the drawknife. Its far from symmetrical but it sits nicely and is pretty sturdy (has to be with yours truly sitting on it). I made it slightly high so I could use it as an outfeed table too.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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Bob #2

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#12 posted 08-20-2007 10:22 PM

Very neat idea Bob but I can’t see you ever sitting on it.

You’re never still long enough. <vbg>

Keep up the great ideas!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 08-21-2007 02:08 PM

if it was perfectly symmetrical it would probably lose some of its charm!
(not that I can tell that it not perfectly symmetrical)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 08-22-2007 01:02 AM

Nice job Bob. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Sit on it”. haha

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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