Bar Stools

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 11-27-2017 10:21 PM 846 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built my son two bar stools. They are made of ash and stained dark walnut. I cut the boards for the seats on the bandsaw first and then glued them together. All joints are loose tenons that are pinned on one side and then draw bored on other side with 7/32 dowel pins. I made my own dowels by drilling holes and cutting slots through the holes in a piece of metal. Just put the square dowel in the drill and run it through the holes.

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 02:23 AM

Nice looking stools. Clever dowel maker.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 03:06 AM

Like this a lot! Simple, but beautiful, functional, and well made. I love the look of the pegged mortise and tenon too. I considered bandsawing a curved stool seat once, but it was from a solid slab, 9 or 10” wide. Was afraid I’d mess up the board on the bandsaw sawing that thick. Ended up using a plane and a spokeshave. Kind of worked, but not that well.

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 04:30 AM

The craftsmanship is amazing. I really like the clean design elements of the stools.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 12:20 PM

well done, the wood shines, keep on the good work.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 11-28-2017 03:38 PM

Hey! These are really nice! Ash is such a cool wood. Way to go with the dowels and pinning of mortises. It looks really solid.

-- Pete

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#6 posted 11-28-2017 06:09 PM

These stools are beautiful 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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#7 posted 11-29-2017 10:56 PM

Hey buddy those are really nice! I like the finish! It makes them look a little more rustic! I need to make some of those mine are in pretty bad shape.

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#8 posted 12-02-2017 10:20 PM

Thanks everyone. I wanted to keep things simple and clean.


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