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Project by shipwright posted 09-28-2010 11:07 PM 3276 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are sturdy, simple elegant stools. I use mine all the time and the other two shown were gifts to friends with shops. They are not my design, I saw them in a magazine somewhere and later built them from memory. The points of interest are:
1) The stretcher design weakens each leg only once rather than the usual twice for leg-to-leg-to leg stretchers.
2) You can cuddle right up to your setup table while using the drill press, again because of the stretcher design.
3) You can make the whole thing in a day on the lathe and drill press.

They are made of locally cut and dried Garry oak, some of it ebonized with ferrous ion solution ie: rust + vinegar + three weeks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/





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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 11:43 PM

I love them. I’ve been wanting to make a few for the house. I might get inspired!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 03:23 AM

Nice stools. I had to take a second look at thr first pic. Thought it was a double stool at first glance.:-)) Was that on purpose?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 03:35 AM

Clean simply and wonderful design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 06:23 AM

Those are very comfortable looking stools Shipwright. Nothing better then functional art. Like the floor too by the way… thanks for the posting.

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

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 03:29 AM

the first time I saw the design was is a old Fine woodworkin’ magazine. Sweet work. Shaker inspired.

I made 4 of them myself about a dozen years ago. Only have one left. The others were eventually gifts to family.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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shipwright

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 04:14 AM

I think that’s where I saw them too and since I posted these I’ve seen the article again. I think Tage Frid gets credit for the article although the general style is probably older. I use mine every day.

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 07:45 PM

I need to build me a couple of these.

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 01:35 AM

I really like these!!

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 09-20-2012 02:18 PM

Skilled hands and handle very well LATHE ;-0
Congratulations ;-0

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#10 posted 09-17-2013 08:18 PM

Those are great looking stools, Shipwright!
Would love to make something like that. Any chance you could supply some measurements?
Never heard of the rust-vinegar-thing you mention. What is that?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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