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Project by Woodwrecker posted 769 days ago 2854 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My arthritis is starting to get the better of me, and kneeling and crouching to do things like adjust my lower guides on the band saw are pretty much out of the question.
So, I figured a nice small shop stool was in order.
(I saw one in a magazine & it looked about right.)
It’s a good height and the seat is large enough to accommodate my pizza loving rear end. lol
More old discarded oak to the rescue and I couldn’t believe the beautiful grain patterns that emerged once the stock was cleaned up.
The finish is boiled linseed oil, polyurethane, and wax.

Milling the seat blank stock to dimension.

Cutting some biscuit slots for a nice glue up.

Seat glued up in two pieces to allow me to run it through the planer once more before final glue up.

Figuring out the seat geometry on top of my bench.
(This is where it pays NOT to have a super fancy bench top…lol)

Cutting the seat out on the band saw.


Drilling the leg holes at a 6 degree splay.
(Making the drilling angle jig was easy and really came in handy.)

Preparing the leg blanks for turning.


Turning the legs.
(I really stink at turning…lol)

Final glue up and assembly.

It was a fun project and I’ll be getting a lot of use from this stool.
Thanks and have a great day.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein





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patron

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#1 posted 769 days ago

well done eric

and a great building sequence

maybe a little swing out tray
underneath

like for spare pizza
or tools ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Tokolosi

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#2 posted 768 days ago

Great looking stool.

And awesome set of photographs. I should show my wife that my garage is not the only one with sawdust on the floor on weekends. But I wont. Because I’m not stupid. I only look stupid.

Thanks for sharing.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Brandon

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#3 posted 768 days ago

Loved the photos! Great project and the title is classic. ;-) I hope the stool works out well for you!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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vakman

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#4 posted 768 days ago

Nicely done sir.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 768 days ago

Nice work, Eric!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 768 days ago

Nice job, Eric. Your stool looks great. I also like the jig you made to drill the holes at the specified angle. I would guess this is not your first stool, right? Thanks for the photo sequence (more than 1K words).

And now, how about some carving for more comfort? LOL (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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davey

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#7 posted 768 days ago

Great jig for drilling the angle and great stool. A drill press is one of me next tools and I will definitely be making your angle jig. Thanks for sharing.

-- davey

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ratchet

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#8 posted 768 days ago

You sir make beautiful and functional things from rough lumber! I think this is a shopitem that should last many years. Well done.

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QuickWay

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#9 posted 768 days ago

Eric…. Thanks great post. Great woodworking lesson too. I did not know how simple the leg jig could be. It’s something I want to try and did not where to start.

-- Bill Native Texan

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 768 days ago

Cool stool ,I like the design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AKSteve

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#11 posted 768 days ago

Love it! I could use one of those myself, back is not what it use to be.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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NBeener

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#12 posted 768 days ago

That’s just beautiful. Great job.

May your arthritis … get bored of nagging you, and … one day … just leave :-)

-- -- Neil

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ellen35

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#13 posted 768 days ago

Eric, we could all use something like this!
Nice looking stool.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Jeremy Greiner

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#14 posted 768 days ago

That’s a wonderful stool and I like your jig for drilling the angled holes .. simple yet effective

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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Sodabowski

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#15 posted 768 days ago

Cue the similarly-shaped chest of drawers to store extra pizza and beer under it! ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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