A good place to take a break

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Project by Boris Beaulant posted 04-28-2015 05:51 PM 2339 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes it’s good to stop to make noise and dust and take a seat. But I do not have any seat in my workshop. Then I build this stool made of beech … Now I can take a break !

The design of this stool is my own and I’m happy to present it here. You can download the plan here.

Here is a video to know all its building “secrets” ;)

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 07:47 PM

wow! I really like these. Great build (really liked the video)

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#2 posted 04-28-2015 08:57 PM

Very inventive twist on a useful old fav.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 01:54 AM

Fine nuances in controlling the accuracy of the tenons to achieve the end result – Very nice.

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 05:15 AM

Thank you for your comments !

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 11:08 AM

Elevating the humble stool to a new height! The stacking feature was unexpected and a treat. Thanks for sharing, Boris!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 04-29-2015 11:13 AM

Realy enjoyed you video – as always. A great design presented in a professional manner.
Is the stool your own design? If so, would you care to share some thoughts regaring shape, funktionality and produktion?
Realy like you workshop btw!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 04-29-2015 11:22 AM

Thanks CFrye.

Kaerlighedsbamsen, yes the design is my own. And it’s the result of two main ideas :
- Create something easy build and easy to share the build process
- Create something pleasant to use

The final design is a bit different than the original idea. But some problem relative to build process and look (like angled feets) have found their solutions by them selves during the first build.

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#8 posted 04-29-2015 12:45 PM

Wow! Very unique, and different. Nice build

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#9 posted 04-29-2015 01:05 PM

Nice work Boris,this is a really cool design.


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#10 posted 04-29-2015 01:19 PM

Boris, pardon the ignorance, but have you shared details on that long, wooden front-vise appliance that held long stock for work? Tightened material with a simple lever on the end? Looked very, very useful.

EDIT: NM, I see it in you projects! Thank you!

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#11 posted 04-29-2015 01:21 PM

Yes Smitty, check this project :

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#12 posted 04-29-2015 03:07 PM

You did a really nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 04-29-2015 05:55 PM

Salut Boris

Très belle réalisation
Merci pour tout ce partage par le biais de ton site

Hello Boris
Good work

Thanks for sharing with your blog

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#14 posted 04-30-2015 01:33 PM

Great project! It has been a long time since I have wanted a new tool. That bandsaw is incredible! What kind is it? I seriously want one. Also, what the heck is that planer/jointer/table saw router beast? I have never seen anything like it.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#15 posted 04-30-2015 02:19 PM

Hi Bill,

The bandsaw in an old tool. Yon can see more picture of it in this page. It’s for me an essential tool in my shop.

The planer / jointer / table saw / router is the base tool for an european woodworker. But if I had enough room, I would rather have separate tools ;)

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