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Project by Charlie posted 08-08-2017 11:51 AM 1176 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided that, considering the amount of time I spend heed scratching in the shed, I should have a descent shop stool to make that as painless as possible!

The stool is quite heavy and very stable, it will probably be used as a saw-horse from time to time but it should outlast me!

All joints are mortise and tenoned, with a 2ins thick mahogany seat.

My father spotted this in my shed one evening….....I’ve built two matching stools now!

-- Charlie





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 12:11 PM

Good job, Charlie. Looks great!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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gargey

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 12:49 PM

Cool.

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Brian

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 02:53 PM

Just beautiful craftsmanship, Charlie!

-- Brian

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 03:43 PM

You did a nice job on this shop bench and it is a substantial and practical design and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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LeftyBayside

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#5 posted 08-08-2017 04:54 PM

that’s a beautiful stool. a few questions….if you don’t mind! 1. how tall is it? 2. what wood did you use for the rest (not the top—you said mahogany)

-- Lefty, Seaside

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kipibenkipod

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#6 posted 08-08-2017 08:14 PM

This is a beutiful stool.
Your choice of wood from all angels is perfect.
What did you use as finish?

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Charlie

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#7 posted 08-09-2017 07:43 AM

Lefty,
The stool is 25ins high…..I am 6ft 2ins…..its a nice height for me. I came to the height by trial and error, the stool was made 34ins high to begin with and I then took a couple inch’s off at a time to find the best fit for me while working at the bench. Its an exercise I’ll only do once!

The rest of the stool is Iroko

-- Charlie

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Charlie

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#8 posted 08-09-2017 07:52 AM

kipibenkipod,

The finish is two coats of water based polyurethane varnish sanded between coats and two coats of BLO.

I find a couple coats of water based polyurethane prevents an oil based finish such as BLO from darkening the wood.

-- Charlie

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kipibenkipod

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#9 posted 08-09-2017 07:28 PM



The finish is two coats of water based polyurethane varnish sanded between coats and two coats of BLO.

I find a couple coats of water based polyurethane prevents an oil based finish such as BLO from darkening the wood.


After two coats of poly how does the wood still absorbs the oil? Doesn’t the poly seals the wood?

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Charlie

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#10 posted 08-10-2017 07:38 AM


The finish is two coats of water based polyurethane varnish sanded between coats and two coats of BLO.

I find a couple coats of water based polyurethane prevents an oil based finish such as BLO from darkening the wood.

After two coats of poly how does the wood still absorbs the oil? Doesn t the poly seals the wood?

- kipibenkipod

Exactly, the poly prevents the wood from absorbing the oil and therefore the BLO really only adds a nice sheen to the finish. Applying the BLO directly to the wood did darken the wood after drying on a couple of test pieces I did. I could of used an oil based varnish after the poly for more robust protection but BLO is just so handy and its no trouble to touch up after the odd scrape and scratch this stool will have in time.

-- Charlie

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