shop stool

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Project by jcsterling posted 09-26-2010 02:25 AM 6545 views 82 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new stool for the shop and I had a client who requested I make her a set of stools with a low back. So I made this prototype stool out of some scrap qs sycamore and walnut. It still needs some tweeking but I am pretty happy with the results. I haven’t gotten the go ahead on the set but I am hopefull that my client will like this design.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 09-26-2010 02:29 AM

Gorgeous. Am stealing for a project I’m doing in the kitchen.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#2 posted 09-26-2010 02:47 AM

Spectacular! A beautiful design and the contrasting woods add much to your creation! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 09-26-2010 02:59 AM


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#4 posted 09-26-2010 03:09 AM

Please forward for a closer look see…lol

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#5 posted 09-26-2010 03:15 AM

Looking Good!
How about using a half dovetail on the front legs?

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#6 posted 09-26-2010 03:19 AM

Paul, that is planned for the final version. This is a prototype

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#7 posted 09-26-2010 03:20 AM

This looks great! I am sure they will like it.

How do you like sycamore? I almost purchased some yesterday that had a great lace like pattern. Does it work easily?

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#8 posted 09-26-2010 03:21 AM

It sure looks nice plus I have never seen another like it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#9 posted 09-26-2010 03:28 AM

Love the seating.
Love Sycamore. Especially QS.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 09-26-2010 03:36 AM

now there’s a stool sample to be proud of.

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#11 posted 09-26-2010 03:45 AM

Brian sycamore works pretty easy but you should use some fresh blades the flecks want to tear out …..I should take my own advice sometime. finished with bioshield hard oil.

I also intend to do something different wiht the front legs and the two braces that connect to the back legs. As I said earlier this is a prototype and will be my new shop stool.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#12 posted 09-26-2010 04:18 AM

It will be an awfully pretty shop stool.

-- -Willing to try

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#13 posted 09-26-2010 04:46 AM

Functional art at its finest John. Terrific concept and workmanship. I’m sure the client is very happy with this. Thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#14 posted 09-26-2010 05:27 AM

I need one of those for my shop. very nice.

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#15 posted 09-26-2010 05:52 AM

VERY interesting. I’m not sure what influence I would put this under. Eastern, modern, etc, etc.
Gorgeous work, simple yet refined and functional. Hope your client chooses it!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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