Red Pine stool

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Project by matter posted 01-30-2008 10:12 PM 2087 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a woodworker in some form for most of my life. When I was a bachelor, living in apartments, I liquidated most of my machinery. This stool was one of the first projects that I built while setting up shop in our house. The only power tool used on this baby was a circular saw to rough out the planks.

The joints are all mortise & tenon, and the seat is leather with a pine frame. (I could only afford a small piece of leather)

The finish is Varathane Crystal finish urethane.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-30-2008 11:32 PM

Your signature speaks volumes for this project. You certainly didn’t make it any easier by only have a circular saw. Good job on the project.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-31-2008 12:12 AM

great looking stool matter

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#3 posted 01-31-2008 12:21 AM

shudder.. As a teen I spent most of my holidays building furniture with my father, we built the stuff up to a rough sanding for a wholesaler who would then finish them off and sell them.. Stools where my “specialty”, largely because I could easily work on my by myself, a scrawny 15 year old kid has a bit of trouble lifting a 6 person hardwood diner table and the material was cheap, so it didn’t cost too much when I stuffed up.. I can’t even begin to calculate how many stools I’ve built. The design was almost exactly the same as that, except I used table saw, thicknesseser, table router, large ( 9 foot) sander, sliding dowel table, jigs, oos, and glue. if I never make another, I’ll die happy. Nice stool though I’m sure it’s had many hours of use, I don’t even want to think about making one with only a circular saw!

-- Perth, Australia

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#4 posted 01-31-2008 12:34 AM

Nice project – nice to see a project built as our forefathers would have built it (except the circular saw).
Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-31-2008 03:18 AM

welcome to lumberjocks !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 01-31-2008 06:30 AM

Nice stool.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 01-31-2008 11:50 AM

Good job.

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