Work stool

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Project by TDSpade posted 05-20-2013 06:39 AM 2226 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dad became a beekeeper when I was 12. During queen raising season (early spring)
he used a queen stool to catch queens. The large back tray would hold empty queen cages the split front tray would hold screens and cork plugs. The large compartment under the seat was where the queen cages with queen were put to keep them out of the sun. old queen stool last picture.

I work for a propane company, And sometimes install a second stage regulator at the house. Sometimes while doing this queen stools would come to mind. So I built a stool to be a kind of plumbers stool. I wanted it just tall enough to put a knee on the ground on either side of the stool. So I could shift from side to side while keeping my full body weight off the knee on the ground. Now I need to add some kind of padding to the seat. Small pipe nipples in one tray couplings, unions, etc in the other tray. The compartment under the seat will hold a couple of 14 inch pipe wrenches and a couple of adjustable wrenches.

It could also could be used around the house and garden. Made from ¾ cabinet grade pine plywood from Home Depot. 27l x 8w x 15½h. Under seat compartment 6½ x 15, end trays 6½ x 5 each. Finished with general finishes Cypress Green Milk Paint.

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 09:14 AM

Great ideas can jump uses

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 12:01 PM

Perhaps a slot in the top for ease of carrying?

Neat stool, looks very useful.

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 12:39 PM

I know practically nothing about bees except that they are fascinating creatures. This must have been a fun project. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 01:20 PM

Well done! Great idea, very useful. I might need to make one of these.

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 02:07 PM

Really great idea. I imagine it would be very useful in lots of situations. I really like looking at the old one. Such a beautiful piece of Americana

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 02:56 PM

Great idea, much better than an upside down bucket.

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 05:12 PM

Back in the day, Telephone cable splicers used a simular “stool” called a Butt Box … you’d be amazed at the “stuff” that was carried in thoes boxes … +1 on the slit for a handle to carry.

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 06:22 PM

Now if you can only put a recliner mechanism on it ,LOL Cool design.

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