|Project by Woodwrecker||posted 03-12-2012 04:11 PM||3689 views||5 times favorited||30 comments|
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.
-- Eric down in sunny Florida.