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Project by michaeljohn posted 1209 days ago 2099 views 7 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 1209 days ago

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 1209 days ago

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 1209 days ago

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 1209 days ago

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


-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 1209 days ago

These look great! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 1209 days ago

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 1209 days ago

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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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 1209 days ago

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 1209 days ago

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 1208 days ago

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

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

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