Practice stool

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Project by alholstein posted 696 days ago 1348 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this stool as a practice piece for having legs splayed out at 5 degrees and making a formed seat. It was made from mahogany that was originally pool table frame that a friend rescued and delivered to me. I was working around holes left from its previous use. I wanted to make it narrow like the old Chinese stools which gave me the idea making one.

After I made it, my wife thought that it could function as her stool when she is sewing in the pull out cabinet in our hallway.

It was a good learning experience and a second one would go more smoothly. It was stained with ebony and followed up with early american with a wipe on poly finish.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 696 days ago

Sheesh! Nice piece for just a practice run.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#2 posted 696 days ago

Great job on your stool! I was wondering how you made the saddle in the seat top?

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 696 days ago

Really nice piece. I would be interested in knowing how you shaped the seat as well.

-- chris, north wales

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#4 posted 696 days ago

That stool turned out nicely. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Neat and smooth built and finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 696 days ago

A darn nice job. Love it and its a beauty too!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 696 days ago

It does look very comfortable – I am sure you wife will get many hours of use. So, I guess that means you need to make another one for yourself? And yes, I third or fourth a request for a description of how you shaped the seat.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 695 days ago

Looks like a super comfy stool for sure. Beautiful way to recycle a probably awesome pool table.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 695 days ago

Thanks for the explaination on how you made the seat top. I put a link here incase anyone would like to see it.
Niice work! I’ll have to give that one a try someday.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 693 days ago

Great looking stool Al.

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#11 posted 693 days ago

Nice handy bugger, good work.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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