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Project by kiefer posted 03-02-2014 08:47 PM 64696 views 97 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my shop stool I made yesterday to give me a place to sit when making plans and to take a rest .

I am sure it will find may uses like a work support or tray or whatever .
The cantilevered stool or seat attaches to the top and bottom stretcher of my bench by the vertical piece going behind the top stretcher and on top of the bottom stretcher .The seat is easily removed by lifting and pushing the bottom retainer upward .
For storage I place it between the legs of the bench and it locks in place the same way .
The stool is made from SPF ( spruce pine fir ) with a piece of cherry for the bottom latch and a couple jatoba dowels .
Almost done with the new bench and vise but thought I post this before I post the completed new bench so you don’t think I am just sitting around .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 09:00 PM

that sure is one good idea kiefer

taking a rest while being more comfortable
for the work

excellent !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 09:02 PM

That looks truly comfy.
I’m pretty sure it would tip my little bench down here in Az. But it looks like you’ve got it well engineered for yours.
I find I sit a lot more at the bench these days than in the past. ...... Wonder why.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 09:13 PM

Awesome idea. That is really cool, and I will def be putting one on the new work bench. Thanks for sharing buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 09:18 PM

Fantastic. I am going to make one. I have been wanting a stool for a while.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 09:31 PM

That’s handy-dandy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 09:36 PM

Thanks Patron
May as well be comfortable and enjoy it .

Thanks PAUL
The bench I am building should be about 350# so I will have to watch my weight and I may have to install seat belts in case I take a nap .
Yes the old legs and feet are not what they used to be .

Thanks Hoss
Make the bench heavy and big ,waiting to see yours .
Make sure your bench is heavy enough to handle it .

Thanks PETER

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 09:36 PM

what a great idea

-- steve, simple and effective

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 09:38 PM

Oh yes, that sure is the best seat in the house alright! But it’s hard to believe that you will be sitting at that seat too often, knowing that your always busy making some great projects all the time.
Nicely executed Kiefer!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 03-02-2014 09:47 PM

Great shop solution and a heck of a lot better than the “store bought” stool I acquired this week.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 03-02-2014 09:50 PM

Great idea and design. If I made one for my worktable it would have to be upholstered and recline for those nod off moments…

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#11 posted 03-02-2014 10:01 PM

I like it

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#12 posted 03-02-2014 10:27 PM

I think these are going to start showing up in many shops. Very neat design!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#13 posted 03-02-2014 10:34 PM

This is a great idea. Plan to add one to my bench in the near future. Thanks for the idea.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#14 posted 03-02-2014 10:35 PM

Could you please send me one as my back is killing me. ;)

Looks like a great idea.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#15 posted 03-02-2014 10:56 PM

Great idea. I could use one too.

-- We can't change yesterday, only tomorrow.

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