Shop Stool #2

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Project by nobuckle posted 01-16-2011 04:22 AM 5142 views 25 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I was browsing through the projects section of LJs and came across this stool. What caught my eye was the center section that raises to give you support if you are working with long pieces. The LJ that posted this project was kind enough to include a link to the project plans. Allow me to pass it along;

I made this one out of red oak plywood which was more difficult than I thought. The verneer on the plywood would splinter at the drop of a hat. This caused some unsightly tear out. Fortunatley the tear is in a place where it can be covered by a “design feature”. The knobs you see are from another project that has since been recycled. Also, I didn’t use the 3/4” steel bar stock that the plans called for, instead I used some 5/8” material that I had on hand. Project cost was around $22. That’s for the 4’x4’ piece of plywood. Everything else I had on hand. I was really surprised at how sturdy this stool is. I think that I’ll make a couple more to be used in the house (without the adjustable center). Thanks for looking

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 04:24 AM

cool stool..LOL
looks very useful…....good job

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 05:12 AM

Great stool,
I’ll check the link out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 05:16 AM

That is very cool, and a great idea for a small shop like mine…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 05:19 AM

Very practical. Thanks for the link to the plans.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 01-16-2011 05:19 AM

Nice stool!

I found masking tape over the cut line helps with the tear out. Or cutting the line with a shop knife.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 06:33 AM

That’s a new one on me, but I like it. Way Cool.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 01-16-2011 03:38 PM

I really like that thing. I saw the other one you are talking about and figured I would build it sometime soon. Great job though, this thing should be great in a small shop like the one I am moving into.

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