Posts Tagged ‘shop stool’

Shop Stool Progress

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

I started working on the seat for my shop stool.  I made it from a piece of maple sandwiched between two pieces of 8/4 cherry.

To shape the curve, I first removed the bulk of the material at the table saw with a dado blade:seat_dado

After the dado blade, I used a core box bit at the router table, and finally sanding by hand:Just_Seatblog


I hope to have this completed by the end of the this weekend.  I’m happy with how it’s turning out.

Shop Stool Progress

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

I started work on a maple shop stool last weekend and I am making more progress.  Today I finished the mortises for the loose tenon joinery and made a dry assembly.  I still need to shape the legs and make the seat.  I am filming the build and I will most likely release part 1 of 2 early next week.

I’m not sure how I will shape the legs yet but I have a couple ideas.



Splay Leg Shop Stool

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

I started work today on a splay legged shop stool.  Luckily, I had enough left over 8/4 and 4/4 maple from my recent hall table build to pull this off.  Today I managed to get the legs squared and milled to thickness.  The rails were are also cut to rough length and milled to thickness.  I hope to have the base of the stool finished in a few days and then I will start on the seat.

This is the first ‘splay legged’ anything that I’ve made, so this should be a good learning experience.