Stool with Sculpted Seat

This project actually started over eight years ago, but in a very different form. While down in California working a trade show for Lee Valley, the crew and I made a detour to Sam Maloof’s house in Alta Loma. We got a very inspirational tour of the very unique house which he had built for … Continue reading Stool with Sculpted Seat

Shop Stools/Bar Stools

The kitchen island in my new house was calling for a pair of bar stools. My shop stool that I completed in the Shop Stool Build-Off found its way there during the move, and with the chaos reigning in my shop, I was happy to let it live there. A second stool was in order, and … Continue reading Shop Stools/Bar Stools

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

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!

Shop Stool Design #2: Slick and Nearly-As-Simple

Register today to participate in the Shop Stool Build-Off. You must register to win a prize! I have some shop stool designs drawn up for the Shop Stool Build-Off.  Feel free to use them or customize them to your liking. I don't have plans, so please don't ask for any. This design is inspired by … Continue reading Shop Stool Design #2: Slick and Nearly-As-Simple

Shop Stool Design #1: Slick and Simple

Register today to participate in the Shop Stool Build-Off. You must register to win a prize! I have some shop stool designs drawn up for the Shop Stool Build-Off.  Feel free to use them or customize them to your liking. I don't have plans, so please don't ask for any. Overview This is the first … Continue reading Shop Stool Design #1: Slick and Simple

Designing My Shop Stool

Register today to participate in the Shop Stool Build-Off. You must register to win a prize! I find that making a list of criteria sometimes helps me work out a design. Here is my list of criteria I have for my stool: it should be light enough and easy to grasp that I can easily … Continue reading Designing My Shop Stool

Need Some Ideas for Your Shop Stool?

Register today to participate in the Shop Stool Build-Off and a chance to win a prize! Saturday, January 25 is the date set for the Shop Stool Build-Off. Some woodworkers I have talked to are already working on designs and expect to do some material prep (including building bending forms) before the big day arrives. … Continue reading Need Some Ideas for Your Shop Stool?

The Shop Stool Build-Off

Eleven months ago, two planemakers decided to each build a scrub plane simultaneously and share progress pictures along the way. It was later dubbed the Scrub Plane Build-Off. The two planemakers were Scott Meek and I. The Inspiration On Saturday, I was tidying up in the shop and noticed that my shop stool was in … Continue reading The Shop Stool Build-Off