Adjustable workbench stool

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Project by Bernard58 posted 08-09-2017 07:12 PM 1987 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting dovetails requires being bent over the workpiece for prolonged periods, which can be backbreaking after some time. Therefore, I prefer to do this sitting rather than standing. This however requires a relatively high stool, due to the height of the bench. For some of the other work, on the other hand, a lower stool may be preferable. I therefore constructed an adjustable stool, using some leftover oak floorboards. The seat slides up and down and is fixed in place using a wooden clamp system. The height is continuously adjustable between 45 and 75 cm.

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-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#1 posted 08-09-2017 11:05 PM

That is a beautiful piece. Well done. Style, function, inventive.

I would love one in my workshop but I reckon the wife would snavel it with “that’s too nice for out there”.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#2 posted 08-10-2017 07:46 AM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#3 posted 08-10-2017 10:44 AM

Nice adjustable stool! I’ll probably just keep switching among the three different stools I have in my shop, but I’m tempted to make an adjustable one and free up some space…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 05:25 PM

You mean I could sit on a stool in my workshop and work??? Whoa that would be nice!!!

I’ve often considered a stool but the work tops I currently have don’t have any overhang, a little design flaw I forget about when I was building them. Some day…..

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 08-14-2017 02:24 AM

Neat job B’58. Impressed with the adjustability mechanism.

Years ago I made an adjustable stool with wooden threads for a similar purpose. Nowadays it’s just a “showpiece” at the one height to rest the car keys on.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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