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Project by George Coles posted 426 days ago 1212 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stool that is inspired by a Jack Smith design. It uses good design principals. The more weight that is applied to the top, the tighter the legs are held together. Just lifting from the handle allows for the folding action as seen in last photo. It is made from recycled Ipil and Molave.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 426 days ago

Beautiful wood. Very cool idea.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 426 days ago

Nifty! Great idea.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 426 days ago

Hi George, thats is a very cool and interesting stool. I can see the concept of hw the legs tight when you sit and understand how they would fold, but are they three legs attached together somehow and are they attached to the seat in a way that they can fold up?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 426 days ago

It’s a nice project and looks like a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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a1Jim

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#5 posted 426 days ago

Cool design and nice work George

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 426 days ago

I’ve been looking at different stools lately, but your making them. Nice piece George!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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George Coles

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#7 posted 426 days ago

Hi Woodbridge. The three legs are connected together by two hinges. The legs are attached to the seat by one hinge on center leg.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 423 days ago

Cool build! It’s easy and convenient to bring anywhere and store it when not in use. Great job!

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