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Project by michaeljohn posted 04-30-2011 12:56 AM 3426 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newest project. Walnut bar stools. Clear lacquer finish.
Tractor seat is made with walnut burl. Seat was scooped out with a router then cut closer with a
grinder. Sanded with various tools, disk sander, hand sander, vibrator sander.
Dowels were turned on lathe and come up through seat.
Splines lock legs in place. Stools very heavy. Shape makes them very comfortable.

-- Mike, Aptos, Calif.

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#1 posted 04-30-2011 01:16 AM

The Walnut is fantastic !!
I wouldn’t be able to sit on them though , because I wouldn’t be able to stop admiring them long enough : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 04-30-2011 01:20 AM

Beautiful looking stools. I too would not want to cover up the wood with my big old butt.

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Monty Queen

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#3 posted 04-30-2011 01:30 AM

Wow awesome job, looks fantastic. What are the angles on the legs for you stool?

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 04-30-2011 04:46 AM

very nice Mike!
now tell me how did you shape those seats ?
i would like to know !


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 04-30-2011 05:14 AM

These look great! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 04-30-2011 07:14 AM

Look comfy! Not to mention well made. Nice choice in wood, walnut is hands down my favorite.

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

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 04-30-2011 09:00 AM

Absolutely fantastic stools. Love the seats and love the simplistic looking bases for them. Top of my favorites list and on my to do list for sure! Thanks for sharing.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#8 posted 04-30-2011 11:40 AM

Very nice

Great design and a super finish


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 04-30-2011 03:08 PM

Those are the nicest bar stools I have ever seen! The wood is beautiful. I really like how you shaped them. Looks much more comfortable than regular stools.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#10 posted 05-01-2011 08:09 AM

Absolutely beautiful ,the wood,the design,the craftsmanship !! Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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