Shop Stool

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Project by markg11cdn posted 10-31-2016 07:47 PM 1463 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shop helper requested a stool to match the old wood/metal one that I’ve had kicking around the shop for about 20 years. We found a plan for a wood stool with a lazy susan seat from an old issue of Wood Magazine and made a few little changes.

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#1 posted 10-31-2016 08:26 PM

Great looking stool and the shop elf is pretty cool too! Lucky guy.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 02:41 PM

Really nice looking stool, a special project for you and your helper.

-- Dave Peura

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 04:39 PM

Every shop should have a shop stool. This one is very nice and nicely done.

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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#4 posted 11-02-2016 01:32 AM

Very nice! How did you manage to attach the apron/band under the seat to the legs? What was your process?

-- Dave O.

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#5 posted 11-02-2016 01:39 PM

Very nice! How did you manage to attach the apron/band under the seat to the legs? What was your process?

I almost messed this one up, but caught myself just in time. There are two intersecting ~5/8” dadoes cut in the lower seat shelf. The legs are recessed into the dado, held in with glue and a couple of wood screws from the top. Where I almost messed up was cutting the square blank into a circle before cutting the dadoes on the tablesaw.

If you wanted to be a bit more fancy, you could make this a dovetail joint.

cheers – mark

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#6 posted 11-02-2016 01:55 PM

Nice stool for a cute little helper …. no doubt this will be a family heirloom for many years …..... GREAT JOB


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#7 posted 11-02-2016 06:23 PM

nice one

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#8 posted 11-04-2016 12:53 AM

good looking stool. I’m sure your little helper will enjoy spending many hours in the shop with you on her new stool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 11-05-2016 02:27 PM

Do you have the issue number for the Wood Magazine? Thanks in advance for any consideration you can give this matter.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#10 posted 11-07-2016 02:39 PM

The Wood magazine issue with the original stool was Issue 124, June 2000.

cheers – mark

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