|Project by shipwright||posted 09-28-2010 11:07 PM||4103 views||22 times favorited||10 comments|
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 fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/