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Stool Seat

A stool is not very functional without a seat. As brought up by one of my friends in a comment, I will be carving a tractor style seat for the stool. It is a little intimidating but I have to begin carving.


I began preparing wood for the seat and after several frustrating minutes trying to match edges realized that I was using the wrong tool. Swapping from a Stanley #4 to a #5 it only took a couple of swipes to flatten the ends and make a perfect match. I have been doing so much finish planing lately that I didn’t think about the advantages of a slightly longer plane.


While the glue dried, I went ahead and glued up the stool.


Categories: Shop Stool
  1. August 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    hey orepass (you wouldn’t happen to be in the mining trade somehow?) – love the stool build. gotta do this for me, too. Is this based on a P. Sellers design? however the outcome, it will be your shop stool, and infinitely better than whatever was purchased at IKEA, like my dumb folding barstool was.

    -Adam of Oakland

  2. August 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Looking good, I like the tractor seat ideal, I’m doing a design with white oak legs with two metal bands holding the legs together. But i’m using a real tractor seat…..

  3. August 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I’ll have to keep an eye out. Sound like a good project

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