On January 25, I’m going to build a new shop stool and I’d like you to join in on the fun!
The idea of this build-off is to have a group of woodworkers simultaneously build a shop stool and share pictures along the way. I plan to share my progress on Twitter and Facebook through my Tumblr page (hashtag #SSBO). I’ve invited forum members who are not into Twitter or fB to Share their progress on the forum! I encourage you to join me and build and share your own shop stool on January 25.
There are no rules. You can work from plans or you can design on the fly. You can use complicated joinery or simply cut a tree stump to an appropriate height. You can start with rough lumber, pre-milled boards, or even steel. One great thing about a shop stool is that the design possibilities are endless and the pressure to do the finest work isn’t there (at least for me).
The official start is Saturday, January 25th at 8 am Pacific (that’s 8 am for me, 10 am for Jim in Wisconsin, 11 am for Anthony in Ottawa, noon for Neil in Nova Scotia and 4 pm for Jamie in the UK.), but if you wish to participate, you don’t have to start at that time. You are allowed to do planning and prep work earlier. I hope to finish my stool in one day, but the build-off will carry on through Sunday if required.
After the stools are complete, I would like to share everybody’s work on my blog.