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Being the cheapskate, uh, I mean frugal guy I am, I had some left over off-cuts from my last large project that I made in to some folding shop stools for a few friends in the neighborhood.
Nothing fancy, but they are very handy and fold up neatly.
Some left over stain and milk paint in different colors completed the project.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Having fun...Eric





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richgreer

4522 posts in 1678 days


#1 posted 257 days ago

Nice job!

Did you buy special bearings or rig something up for where the legs hinge?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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LesB

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#2 posted 257 days ago

Good use of the cutoffs.
That is a great design that functions from small stools to bigger card table size.
They are surprisingly strong. TV size tables I have made will support 200 lbs with no problem.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Woodwrecker

3565 posts in 2179 days


#3 posted 257 days ago

Rich, I actually made the dowels using a method demonstrated by Mathias Wadle of woodgears using a half round router bit.
So, even the dowels for the joints are scrap wood.

Les, I’ve used this technique for the same thing.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 257 days ago

Eric they look great fun
to use to look and to make

Jamie

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7490 posts in 1523 days


#5 posted 257 days ago

These are awesome! I love them and I love the colors as well! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 257 days ago

Great looking stools, Eric!! That milk paint really give them a rich look! Nice choice of colors!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

1645 posts in 906 days


#7 posted 257 days ago

Nice use of leftovers Eric. I really like the design and portability of your stools.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Stephenw

273 posts in 989 days


#8 posted 257 days ago

Great work, as always. Those are nice looking stools.

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lew

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#9 posted 257 days ago

Nice little stools, Eric!

Bet your friends really like them.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Surfside

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#10 posted 257 days ago

Great looking stools! Must be fun making all of it. Such a nice project.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 257 days ago

A great way to use up some scrap wood. They look really nice Eric! Like the colors as well!

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#12 posted 257 days ago

Eric – You’re Killing me. I want to make some of these bad boys. They are without a doubt, a necessity at our musician campout shindigs. Would you mind adding a few closeup shots? You’re the man!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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kiefer

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#13 posted 257 days ago

Great job and I bet you will have more and more friends asking for those custom made stools .
What is the red item in front ?

-- Kiefer 松

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Rick

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#14 posted 257 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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chopnhack

368 posts in 998 days


#15 posted 257 days ago

Nicely done Eric! A good assortment of colors too :-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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