Shop Stools, Revisited on Craftsy.com

It's official! I'm now a contributor to the Craftsy woodworking blog. My first article, fittingly, is about shop stools. In the article, I discuss some basic principles that make a good shop stool, then provide some practical ideas backed up by photos from the Shop Stool Build-Off. Read the article on the Craftsy Woodworking Blog.

Results from the Shop Stool Build-Off

This is a long post because there are lots of prize winners for the Shop Stool Build-Off! If you are listed as a winner, but have not received an e-mail from me, please contact me to organize the delivery of your prize! Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, judges, and everyone who voted. Nearly … Continue reading Results from the Shop Stool Build-Off

Vote for Your Favourite Shop Stools

Well, the soft deadline for submissions has passed and all the entries that were on time are now up on my website. (You can still submit your stool and I'll post it when I have time.) It's the Judges' Turn Now I have organized a number of categories and put together a panel of esteemed … Continue reading Vote for Your Favourite Shop Stools

Live Builds Show that Woodworking is Not Without Hiccups

Did you build a shop stool this weekend? Remember to e-mail it to me following the guidelines. I will send you an e-mail to confirm that I've received your submission. Saturday, as I built my shop stool, I monitored the other builds being documented on Twitter. I have gathered some of my favourite tweets and … Continue reading Live Builds Show that Woodworking is Not Without Hiccups

My New Shop Stool

I am working on assembling an elite group of judges for the Shop Stool Build-Off. There are many categories and lots of prizes so everybody has a fair chance of winning something. For a chance of winning a prize, make sure you submit your stool by the end of Tuesday, January 28.  Here is my … Continue reading My New Shop Stool

How to Enter the Shop Stool Build-Off

First, here are some numbers: 83 people have registered for the Shop Stool Build-Off; 10 different social media platforms will be used (at least) to document the builds; 10 different countries are represented; and 12 sponsors have provided 22 prizes. To be eligible to win a prize, send an e-mail to FlairBuildOff@gmail.com by end of … Continue reading How to Enter the Shop Stool Build-Off

Shop Stool Build-Off Participants

The Shop Stool Build-Off starts this Saturday! These are the people who have registered for the Shop Stool Build-Off, and the websites where they intend to share their progress are linked to the best of my ability. Registrants are sorted alphabetically by first name into two categories. 100% Committed: Alex Garcia http://planeandchisel.com/ Alex Leslie https://www.facebook.com/WonderwinoContinue reading Shop Stool Build-Off Participants

Buzz About the Shop Stool Build-Off

It's not too late to register for the Shop Stool Build-Off! More than eighty woodworkers have registered for the Shop Stool Build-Off and some have let their enthusiasm spill over, as evidenced by the buzz surrounding the event which takes place this Saturday (January 25). I'm not the only one blogging about the event. Here … Continue reading Buzz About the Shop Stool Build-Off

Shop Stool Build-Off: Upping the Ante

When the Shop Stool Build-Off was in its infancy - before we'd even thought about having prizes, and long before I started drafting a blog post about the event - several woodworkers on Twitter, myself included, had the idea that it would be fun to have some kind of wager to see who could build … Continue reading Shop Stool Build-Off: Upping the Ante

Prizes for the Shop Stool Build-Off!

Remember that you must register to be eligible to win a prize. Sign up today! 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! My Design This is the design I'm going to build. (I … Continue reading Prizes for the Shop Stool Build-Off!