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Project by BPatterson posted 201 days ago 2797 views 35 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, this is my first project on lumberjocks…It is not difficult or particularly impressive but I figured I would share it anyway.

It is based on the stool plans from JaysCustomCreations.com found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkKkoh2BaTI

I started by ripping all the rounded edges off the 2×4s. Then I glued up three pieces of 2×4 for the seat. Then I ripped two 2×4s in half for the legs and put a compound bevel on them with the miter saw. I made the slats by re-sawing a 2×4 on the table saw and also cut the angles on the slats with a miter saw. Everything was connected with pocket screws.

This thing is really sturdy and could easily be modified to be a tool stand instead of a stool.

It will give me a place to sit while I think of new ways to make my shop dirty! :)

Thanks for looking!

Brandon

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 201 days ago

Came out very nice. Looks sturdy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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BPatterson

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#2 posted 201 days ago

thanks! I will probably end up staining it for the practice but then again, I kinda like how it looks unfinished. :-)

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small

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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 201 days ago

looks good, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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jasonallen

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#4 posted 201 days ago

You can say its “not particularly impressive” but it seems to me like it incorporates a lot of different skills and tools. Seems like if you can build that stool you should be able to build quite a few different “more impressive” things. I think I might build one. I like it.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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489tad

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#5 posted 201 days ago

Nice job Brandon!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 201 days ago

Way to go Brandon. Now you got me thinking that I need to make one too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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BPatterson

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#7 posted 201 days ago

Thank you everyone for the kind words and encouragement!

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small

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RogerBean

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#8 posted 201 days ago

A worthwhile project. Well done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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DeLayne Peck

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#9 posted 201 days ago

Welcome to LJs! Great job!!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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jimintx

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#10 posted 201 days ago

That looks great, really nice. I am going to think about how to do that and add a backrest.

Also, I could make that and employ it as a grinder stand – that i made to the correct height for my taste. I would have to do some real thinking to cut all those angles as well as you did, however. I might end up with a straight leg design!

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Greg In Maryland

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#11 posted 201 days ago

Nice Job Brandon!

I can see these in my future ….

I don’t know if anyone watched the video and noticed the jig he was using to make the “compound cuts” (his words). It looked interesting and useful. However, I am on the fence on his use of both the mitre gauge/jig and the rip fence. I’ve had beaten into my head never to use both the mitre gauge and the table saw fence (and I don’t), but I struggling with determining whether how he used the two in the video is dangerous or not. I would have used a spacer block before the blade for alignment and repeatability.

Greg

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BPatterson

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#12 posted 201 days ago

jimintx – thanks I would love to see what you come up with for the back rest. depending on the size of your grinder, it may actually be a good size as is. If you check out the link above Jay does a great job of explaining the angles and has free plans that are easy to follow. If I can do it, you can too!

Greg – I considered making the jig but figured it would be a good opportunity to learn how to use the “compound” feature on my sliding compound miter saw. =D

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small

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Philip

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#13 posted 200 days ago

Brandon, Great project and welcome to LJ’s

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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buckeyetd

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#14 posted 200 days ago

Very Cool, Nice Job!

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medsker

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#15 posted 200 days ago

I like that. I need to make a couple for my shop. Thanks for sharing!

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