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Project by JL7 posted 835 days ago 1477 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Joe’s link here Thanks Joe!

I wanted a low stool for working in the shop…...looked at the Harbor Freight crap and couldn’t part with the $7.95 for that imported junk.

If you watch the video link, I can offer a few shortcuts:

1. Setup a fence on the drill press for the 1” dowel holes – rather than calculating the overlap of the dowels, just re-drill the same holes after gluing the first two sides of the stool. This gives a full gluing surface for the second set of dowels.

3. Used strap clamps and did all glue-ups in one shot….....

4. No shortcut here…..It took more than an hour to string this up….and it frays at the fingers…....

Easy one day project and plenty cool. 2 years ago I wouldn’t have been even remotely interested in this…...But now this is the cool stool…....

Thanks for looking.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 835 days ago

Good work Jeff.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kelen

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#2 posted 835 days ago

Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 835 days ago

Good job, interesting looking stool.

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naked_wookie

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#4 posted 835 days ago

Don’t know if this is to your taste but an alternative seat option would be using 550 paracord. Tons of colour choices and durable beyond belief.
also cool little stool.

-- nate.

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Dave

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#5 posted 835 days ago

Now if you sit on that stool for any length of time your rear area should stay cool. Looks to me that you have built a hammock for your high-nee. Your weaving (hope that’s the correct term) looks great. Might have to give this one a try for the grandson. thanks for posting..

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#6 posted 835 days ago

Appreciate the comments….........

naked_wookie – will look into the paracord – but it sounds more expensive than the $3.00 twine – I didn’t mention that these are low budget. should have less than $16.00 in a pair of them…....

Dave – give it a try – it’s a cool project…...

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 835 days ago

Very good, Jeff!

Looks like you had FUN!

What kind of twine, how much, and at what cost did you use?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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dustbunny

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#8 posted 835 days ago

Nice idea !
I’ve done some braiding with this nylon cord from Home Depot.
$2.98 / 75ft. Comes in blue, pink, orange, black….

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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SPalm

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#9 posted 835 days ago

Too Cool.
I love ‘em.

Good for you,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JL7

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#10 posted 835 days ago

Hey Joe – It took a little more than one 525 foot roll of Sisal twine from Menards – $2.60 roll (on sale!).

Dustbunny – no question you could really dress this up with some color, but it would take about 8 of those 75 foot rolls to complete!

These are strictly utility so i kept it simple and inexpensive…

Thanks for the comments!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 835 days ago

Jeff, very good!
See full comment / reply with links...

After a little searching and getting help from other Forums,
this is the Twine that I got from Home Depot.

Hey! I just noticed something NEW, for me… I can take the option to “Pick Up my Order at the Store!”... That saves me a lot of walking! (The part I hate the most when I go there!) I just go to the Service desk & pick it up!! COOL!

I decided to get a 2,250’ roll so I could make more than one stool… Don’t know for sure, but pretty close to 4 stools MIGHT be able to be made from this roll… I may have to get a small roll to finish-up… Won’t know until I get there!

I priced the Menard store… after seeing the Shipping Charge, Home Depot was the clear winner for me.

Also, I am planning on rounding over the tops of the Legs on the INSIDE so they do not dig into the body… more on this later…

I am also planning on making mine taller so I can sit comfortably at a scroll saw.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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fernandoindia

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#12 posted 824 days ago

Hi Jeff. Happy New year. I took some days off, so is taking me time to keep up with LJ.

Challenging knitting on that stool. Came out great

-- Back home. Fernando

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JL7

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#13 posted 824 days ago

Hey Fernando – great to hear from you – thanks for the comments! Did you get some traveling in during the holiday!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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fernandoindia

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#14 posted 824 days ago

Yes I did. We went sailing with all my sons, wifes, and 2 grandchilds. 11 onboard to spend New Year.
Quite a challenge.
The only woodworking task was to clean the teak deck, under the sun and 100°F. (I prefer tat than dishwasing for 11)

-- Back home. Fernando

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 824 days ago

@Fernando

Wonderful!
You have a wonderful Life!
Keep it up!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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