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A Quick Shop Stool

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Project by Dallas posted 01-06-2013 05:31 PM 1518 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a quick shop stool I built to replace the rickety metal bar stool I had inherited with the place. I need a tall stool because my assembly table is 41” tall and I can’t stand for long periods of time.

This is built with no particular plan, using scrap 3/4” plywood, used pocket hole screws salvaged from an old custom cabinet, some 1 1/2” 18g nails, glue, no finish.

The tools: Jig saw, Band saw, router with Ogee bit, #2 square drive, Kreg jig, cordless drill, Makita ROS/150g Gator Grit sand paper and a carpenters square.

It took about 20 minutes to put together and the only thing left out of a 24X32 (ish) sheet of plywood are a couple of triangle pieces about 4” on a short side.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!





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Roger

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 08:00 PM

Looks good to me. Gotta have a place to cop a squat for a minute er two

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 08:49 PM

Looks stable and sturdy

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dallas

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 08:57 PM

It may not be purty, but it works!

Viv`e La Cheap!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 01-06-2013 09:18 PM

Very functional.

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 01:06 AM

Ya know what they say. Purty is as purty does. If it werks it’s purty.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 02:32 AM

I like it. I sit down to glue up and finish a lot of projects and my old 4 legged stool is getting rickety. This design looks simple enough that even I may be able to handle it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 03:12 PM

Good looking sturdy shop stool and so practical. Great job!

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 09:51 PM

Very functional and well done!

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 05:40 PM

Thanks all.
It certainly comes in handy, except I got use to the rocking motion of the other one.

I probably need to put some metal/rubber feet on this one as it does slip a bit.

Andy, anything you come up with will be twice as better than I will!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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