My version of the bench stool.

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    jude
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    I made a bench stool, based on Paul’s design with some tweaks.

    I widened the legs and shortened the seat from front to back. The front legs don’t lean as much and the back legs lean out a lot more.

    This gives three different angles of legs to worry about, but I think I did OK.

    The bench is made of pine with shellac seal coat and two coats of flat latex paint. I might coat again with shellac or polyurethane as it seems to attract dust.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128183
    jude
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    Front and side views.

    Front legs lean 4 degrees. Back legs lean 11 degrees.

    All lean sideways at about 6 degrees.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128186
    jude
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    My round-bottomed planes did the most shaping. I don’t have a gouge or scraper so I just finished with some sandpaper.

    This is just going to be for working at the bench, so I figured that was close enough to smooth.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128190
    jude
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    After I made the seat, I mocked up the legs. I played around with the angles by clamping some scrap 2×2 lumber until I got what I liked.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128192
    jude
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    I screwed together the mock-up and painted it.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128194
    jude
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    I made the legs and stretchers with mortise and tenons. I then glued up the frame.

    The legs were made long on both ends on purpose. I trimmed them to length when the frame was glued up.

    Then I shaped the legs. I just hacked away until I got something I thought looked OK.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128198
    jude
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    Then I gave the frame a coat of shellac and sanded that. Over the shellac I put a coat of blue latex paint and then black latex paint over that.

    One of the legs looks like it has a through tenon but that is where I had a part break out and I had to glue in a patch and fill with some epoxy. This is why I paint things 😉

    So, there you have it.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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    #128202
    Derek Long
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    I like it! Nice broad seat for squirming around on at the bench.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #128204
    Matt McGrane
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    Looking good, Jude. And it looks like that little curved-sole plane came in really handy. The seat looks very nice. Congratulations – lots of angles there.

    I’ve still gotta make one (or more) of those planes and I’d like to make the stool later.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #128207
    Sandy
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    Great looking stool.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #128211
    dborn
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    Looks very comfortable! Nice job and thanks for the detailed write up.

    #129360
    kevinjames
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    I like the shape of the seat.

    #129363
    Frank Joseph
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    Nice job good craftsmanship

    Frsnkj

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #136627
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Nice job, as others have mentioned I like the seat it does look very comfortable.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

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