I am so excited! I’m amazed at the level of interest and support that this idea has generated. The big day is two weeks away and I can’t wait!
This is the design I’m going to build. (I have moved the legs slightly inwards from my original design so that they intersect in the middle.) I like it because the joinery is fairly simple and sturdy, yet fancy at the same time. Also, the angle of the legs adds a nice detail. I expect the build to be easy to complete in a day, with the help of a simple jig to rout the slots in the seat. Any extra time I have after building the stool can be spent sculpting the legs or seat if I choose.
Over 50 Registrations!
Registrations keep arriving in my inbox daily. Roughly 3/4 of the registrants are from North America and the rest are from countries such as Australia, Denmark, Germany, Poland and the UK!
A Dozen Prize Sponsors!
Here are the sponsors and the prizes they are providing for the Shop Stool Build-Off. (I looked up the prizes to the best of my ability and have provided links below – links were neither provided nor approved by the sponsors.)
- Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine
- Popular Woodworking Magazine
- The Wood Whisperer
- Time Warp Tool Works
- Bridge City Toolworks
- Hock Tools
- Black & Decker
- Hand Tool School
- Lee Valley Tools
- Milwaukee Tool
Prizes will be awarded based on certain categories, which will be announced closer to the event.