LumberJocks

All Replies on How to get comfy rounded seats for stools? Instead of flat

  • Advertise with us
View anthm27's profile

How to get comfy rounded seats for stools? Instead of flat

by anthm27
posted 04-08-2019 06:25 AM


28 replies so far

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

6545 posts in 2762 days


#1 posted 04-08-2019 08:07 AM

Anthony, ask Cheryl if she would like to buy you something like this for Easter:-

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/arbortech-ind-fg-100-industrial-woodcarver-blade?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyIq1l4TA4QIVVY-PCh3s

Then have a read of this blog.

I regard to using a router yes you can but you will still need to profile the parts to make them comfortable.

The arbortech or I think a kutzall will speed up the process but be aware it may cover your neighbourhood in wood snow!

Further reading if needed:- https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/268226

Expect lotsa mess!!

-- Regards Rob

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#2 posted 04-08-2019 09:11 AM



Anthony, ask Cheryl if she would like to buy you something like this for Easter:-

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/arbor-tech-ind-fg-100-industrial-woodcarver-blade?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyIq1l4TA4QIVVY-PCh3s

Then have a read of this blog.

I regard to using a router yes you can but you will still need to profile the parts to make them comfortable.

The arbortech or I think a kutzall will speed up the process but be aware it may cover your neighbourhood in wood snow!

Further reading if needed:- https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/268226

Expect lotsa mess!!

- robscastle

Very interesting Rob, I had a good read and see you’ve used the same technique here on the kids stools
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/257658 , Brilliant work.

I will at some stage pick up an arbortech and or kutzall, I,m still wondering though if I could do it with a router and some sort of a jig that takes out the susceptibility for error using the arbor tech free hand type of thing. Having said that the kids stools you did with it look very uniform indeed, almost as if it was done with a router.
I,m guessing the factories do it with CMCs

Cheers
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

6545 posts in 2762 days


#3 posted 04-08-2019 09:20 AM

Some info on the Kutzall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=867gCAynTtc

You can use a router to do it as I mentioned earlier, and as your still wondering I decided to go find some examples for you to take a look at, you will need to make a jig modified (obviously the ”Stock Here” is going to be huge and the radius less) for your specific profiles, something similar to this:-

https://www.lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5388

-- Regards Rob

View BlueRidgeDog's profile

BlueRidgeDog

499 posts in 337 days


#4 posted 04-08-2019 11:14 AM

I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.

View pottz's profile

pottz

6980 posts in 1542 days


#5 posted 04-08-2019 02:36 PM



I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.

- BlueRidgeDog


+1 id say the bandsaw would be the easiest,if you have one, otherwise robs method will get it done.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5419 posts in 2867 days


#6 posted 04-08-2019 02:46 PM

https://youtu.be/5SveP71RLs4

https://youtu.be/6Dzde1fKSl0

https://youtu.be/wFXqQuIVetM

This one might be best for you application…....but use a dado blade in place of a saw blade and follow you line. That will get rid of a lot more waste
https://youtu.be/V3AOcthN7dg
https://youtu.be/WrzGGA79kfU

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#7 posted 04-09-2019 12:11 AM



Some info on the Kutzall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=867gCAynTtc

You can use a router to do it as I mentioned earlier, and as your still wondering I decided to go find some examples for you to take a look at, you will need to make a jig modified (obviously the ”Stock Here” is going to be huge and the radius less) for your specific profiles, something similar to this:-

https://www.lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5388

- robscastle

Cheers Rob for taking the time to find and pass on all that info. That along with the Video links that Alaskan Guy has sent through below, I really have learnt a lot overnight, As we discussed on the phone it really seems remarkable that if used properly how accurate those kutzalls or arbotechs can be.

Thanks again
Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#8 posted 04-09-2019 12:13 AM


I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.

- BlueRidgeDog

I would work the backs on the bandsaw, and the seat parts before glue up on the bandsaw as well and clean up with a small plane or spoke shave. Other methods of chipping out the waste with a power tool of sorts will be messy in the extreme.
- BlueRidgeDog

+1 id say the bandsaw would be the easiest,if you have one, otherwise robs method will get it done.

- pottz

Thanks for the input Blue Ridge and Pottz, I only wish I did have a band saw, one day I will, but here in Hong Kong I just simply dont have the room to have one set up.

Regards
Anth

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#9 posted 04-09-2019 12:15 AM

This one might be best for you application…....but use a dado blade in place of a saw blade and follow you line. That will get rid of a lot more waste

- AlaskaGuy

Thanks for taking the time to post all those links and outlining several different ways of going about it, I clicked on all the links and watched most of it , definitely learnt a lot there. Thanks again

Regards
Anthm

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

25841 posts in 4409 days


#10 posted 04-09-2019 02:06 AM

Anthony, you could use an ‘Arbourtec Carving Disc’ that fits on a standard grinder.
You can do serious cuts down to fine cuts then belt sand the rest.
.
https://sydneytools.com.au/product/arbortech-ind-fg-100-industrial-woodcarver-blade?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4qvlBRDiARIsAHme6otBC3kvyBDGs_ByYWwgSfIL3U804f9JgEtEPYkCHelx-KtXzBWuxGsaAot2EALw_wcB
.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#11 posted 04-09-2019 02:38 AM



Anthony, you could use an Arbourtec Carving Disc that fits on a standard grinder.
You can do serious cuts down to fine cuts then belt sand the rest.
.
- Grumpy

Thanks Tony , yes Interesting, I,ve been chatting to RobCastle about them also.
At the moment I,m just trying to compare the two Arbourtec products . Turbo Planer here verses The wood carver “here
Im not sure which is better, Im thinking the turbo plane is a newer product and seems to be a bit finer.

Thanks for the heads up.
Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View CaptainKlutz's profile

CaptainKlutz

2019 posts in 2052 days


#12 posted 04-09-2019 10:15 AM


Can this be done with a hand held router???

- anthm27

Method using a gimbal router sled to carve a curved seat platform:
https://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/aw-extra-42414-gimbal-jig/

Cheers!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

25841 posts in 4409 days


#13 posted 04-09-2019 10:27 AM

I have the turbo, it’s awesome.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5419 posts in 2867 days


#14 posted 04-09-2019 02:29 PM

Deleted by someone.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#15 posted 04-09-2019 10:17 PM



Can this be done with a hand held router???

- anthm27
Method using a gimbal router sled to carve a curved seat platform:
https://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/aw-extra-42414-gimbal-jig/

Cheers!
- CaptainKlutz

Thanks for the input Captain,
Rushing to work at the moment but will be sure to have a good research on this when I get back
Thanks again

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View WoodenDreams's profile

WoodenDreams

829 posts in 469 days


#16 posted 04-10-2019 07:08 AM

You could make a “seat scooping jig” and use a router… There are a few different styles jig, this is one style jig.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#17 posted 04-11-2019 12:49 AM



You could make a “seat scooping jig” and use a router… There are a few different styles jig, this is one style jig.

- WoodenDreams

That actually looks reasonably doable,
Thanks for the idea
Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#18 posted 04-11-2019 01:08 AM

For those that are following this Thread, I found this YouTube Video which looks reasonable simple and is pretty well along the lines of what I am looking for. Carriage style Router Jig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4nZ2zJb6ak

Regards
Anthm

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View BlueRidgeDog's profile

BlueRidgeDog

499 posts in 337 days


#19 posted 04-11-2019 11:10 AM

If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:

https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO

View pottz's profile

pottz

6980 posts in 1542 days


#20 posted 04-11-2019 01:10 PM



If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:

https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO

- BlueRidgeDog


I just crapped my pants!!!!!!!!!!!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5419 posts in 2867 days


#21 posted 04-11-2019 04:22 PM

If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:

https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO

- BlueRidgeDog

I just crapped my pants!!!!!!!!!!!

- pottz


I hope it wasn’t the kind the runs down your leg. Got say it look like a very fast way to do it. Lol

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View pottz's profile

pottz

6980 posts in 1542 days


#22 posted 04-11-2019 04:36 PM


If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:

https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO

- BlueRidgeDog

I just crapped my pants!!!!!!!!!!!

- pottz

I hope it wasn t the kind the runs down your leg. Got say it look like a very fast way to do it. Lol

- AlaskaGuy


could you even imagine doing that. great way to trim your fingernails I guess-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#23 posted 04-11-2019 09:48 PM



If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:
https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO

- BlueRidgeDog

Thats rather insane, I can not believe how close that blade gets to taking his thumbs completely out, If I was to bet where its at I would say Vietnam. Unfortunately with little education and resources that is how things get done in these Asian countries.
Anyways, thanks for the example of ways it can be done, I think I will stick to the router sled or the Arbourtec Turbo Planer.
Regards
Anth

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1524 posts in 1668 days


#24 posted 04-11-2019 09:52 PM


If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:
https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO
- BlueRidgeDog
I just crapped my pants!!!!!!!!!!!
- pottz


If you have no regard for safety, you could do it this way:
https://imgur.com/gallery/Aah0sZO

- BlueRidgeDog
I just crapped my pants!!!!!!!!!!!
- pottz

I hope it wasn t the kind the runs down your leg. Got say it look like a very fast way to do it. Lol

- AlaskaGuy

After all, the Forum is about COMFY STOOLS,

Boom,
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

View BlueRidgeDog's profile

BlueRidgeDog

499 posts in 337 days


#25 posted 04-11-2019 11:55 PM



Thats rather insane, I can not believe how close that blade gets to taking his thumbs completely out, If I was to bet where its at I would say Vietnam. Unfortunately with little education and resources that is how things get done in these Asian countries.
Anyways, thanks for the example of ways it can be done, I think I will stick to the router sled or the Arbourtec Turbo Planer.
Regards
Anth

- anthm27

Yea…I clenched up seeing that. OSHA would pass out. Bad news.

But….let me put in a plug here…our wives (husbands), sisters, brothers, friends and other family BUY these products. They go to Target, Walmart and other outlets and come home with Asian mystery wood things made like this. They shop on PRICE…and the US is a big part of creating the lowest price wins argument, so folks like the one shown in the video are making our furniture versus you and I.

So you can have the chair made by the dude in a palm shack who will soon loose a few digits for $50 or one I custom make for you for $600. If you cringe at the sight of it you have to cringe at the cause of it.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

6545 posts in 2762 days


#26 posted 04-12-2019 05:33 AM

Its all a bit beyond me I have to say, I am still trying to understand how a flap disk can rip your seleve off!

https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/304133

-- Regards Rob

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

6545 posts in 2762 days


#27 posted 04-12-2019 08:09 PM

Oh yes …I just got it, a bit slow on the up take these days … comfy stools very funny boom boom!
Pottzy are you going to post a picture ? Maybe you could use one of BlueRidgeDog’s plugs… tee hee

Hey I have your cane toads ready to ship where is my HCM sharpeners please?

-- Regards Rob

View pottz's profile

pottz

6980 posts in 1542 days


#28 posted 04-17-2019 10:38 PM



Oh yes …I just got it, a bit slow on the up take these days … comfy stools very funny boom boom!
Pottzy are you going to post a picture ? Maybe you could use one of BlueRidgeDog s plugs… tee hee

Hey I have your cane toads ready to ship where is my HCM sharpeners please?

- robscastle


no pic’s rob this is a family friendly forum buddy.i think i want the cane toads first though,not that i dont trust ya im just afraid they may not make the long journey half way around the world.make sure and punch some holes in the box-lol. hey through in one of those dragons that live in your shop too!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com