Shop Stool

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-19-2018 04:32 AM 1343 views 2 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 27” high shop stool that I needed in my shed here is Arizona. It is made from osage orange,. The legs are laminated from 2 pieces because I did not have any 1 1/2” stock left after all the projects I did with that load of wood. The leg holes in the seat and the rung holes in the legs were bored at an angle using my new sine plate.

I had planned for a 13” diameter seat but the lathe is only 12” so it just cleared the ways when I made it 12”.

It is finished with Danish oil and clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 04:42 AM

Very nice COOL stool….

I’m surprised that you didn’t have one… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 02-19-2018 04:43 AM


-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 02-19-2018 05:16 AM

Nice stool Jim, what is it for?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 02-19-2018 05:20 AM

The third photo looks pretty interesting. I like the way you threated all pieces to complete it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-19-2018 06:59 AM

Nice shop stool Jim!! I like it.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#6 posted 02-19-2018 07:40 AM

Nice stool, Jim. I like the burned line details.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 02-19-2018 10:30 AM

Nice butt-perch, Jim. Should hold you up in style for years!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 02-19-2018 01:42 PM

That’s a beauty, Jim!

I really like the squared portion of the legs where the spreaders attach.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 02-19-2018 02:46 PM

Shops throughout the country, nice!
Items like chars and stools with no 90 deg, angles drive me nuts, your sine plate really does the job, excellent!

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#10 posted 02-19-2018 02:53 PM

That should hold just about anyone. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 02-19-2018 03:29 PM

Nice work Jim.
The details on the top made the piece.
I really like that Osage orange too.

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#12 posted 02-19-2018 03:34 PM

I have no idea what a sine plate is, but – it clearly did a great job here! Wow, nothing in my shop looks like it came from a high-end showroom, to say the least.

I wonder, that drive head of that green HF lathe^ can be rotated for outboard turning, can’t it?
If that is correct, and if you had wanted to mess with it, would that have allowed you to make a larger diameter seat of the same design? I just took a look at your workshop entry, and it appears to me that you might just have several lathes, not to mention a nice shop.

^(I have that same green HF machine, but have only done small spindles as I learn to use a lathe.)

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#13 posted 02-19-2018 03:51 PM

Looks good, nice job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#14 posted 02-19-2018 04:00 PM

What a great job. I’ve need to make some of these. So cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 02-19-2018 04:47 PM

Your projects are always first class Jim but I am impressed by the quality of the jigs you develop in order to make you various projects.

-- 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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