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Project by RustySpur posted 09-24-2012 09:26 AM 10113 views 24 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With inspiration from Sailor’s recent project (http://lumberjocks.com/Sailor), I built my own shop stool. Luckily, I’m also working on a new bathroom vanity, so I just added a half sheet of birch 3/4 to my shopping list. Despite the need for more practice cutting circles with a jig saw, I’m happy to finally have a place to sit in my garage shop. From drawing to finish took me about half a day. Not bad for a weekend project. I’m still debating on a quick BLO finish or leaving it as is.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior





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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 11:17 AM

Very nice, Russ. I like the adjustable height feature.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 11:50 AM

I like it. The only reason I would recommend putting a finish on it, being a shop chair it could get dirt ground into it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 12:42 PM

Very practical stool

-- 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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#4 posted 09-24-2012 04:11 PM

That is a great stool; in my shop I would have to add padding for my boney butt.
Finish? Well my stool is multicolored from stains and finishes and other such paint and grime. (been used as a sawhorse many times). Just gives it caricature.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 04:58 PM

Rusty no finish, and i like the material support, i need a stool to use, i am using a 2 foot step ladder now,

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 05:31 PM

Found the video. That’s awesome!

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 05:55 PM

That’ a nice stool. I too have been using a 2 foot step ladder for a stool.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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#8 posted 09-25-2012 02:51 AM

Great job Rusty!

I plan to apply a coat of two of poly to mine to keep it clean and toughen it up a bit.

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#9 posted 10-01-2012 02:51 AM

I also built one of these stools. I love it!!!

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#10 posted 12-25-2013 03:11 PM

nice stool. do you have plans you can send or a link to plans?

Merry Christmas!

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 05:56 AM

That is a perfect stool for my small shop by any chance does anyone know where I can get the plans for it.Thank you

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