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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.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 05:32 PM

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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#2 posted 11-15-2013 05:41 PM

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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Eric in Florida.

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 05:46 PM

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.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 05:49 PM

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


-- 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)

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 06:31 PM

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


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 07:01 PM

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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#7 posted 11-15-2013 07:48 PM

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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#8 posted 11-15-2013 08:26 PM

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


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#9 posted 11-15-2013 08:56 PM

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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#10 posted 11-15-2013 09:40 PM

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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#11 posted 11-15-2013 10:06 PM

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

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

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 10:37 PM

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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#13 posted 11-16-2013 12:40 AM

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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#14 posted 11-16-2013 12:51 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#15 posted 11-16-2013 03:17 AM

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

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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