Monday, April 6, 2020

Qurantine Wargmaing Wood Working: Barstool is Done

 And here it is in all it's utilitarian glory.  Yes, that's right. 30 inches of pure bar stool excitement.
 Once the lower leg aprons where glued in place I added the top ones, which will also support the seat.
 The seat (underside) with the placement layout marked.
 I still need to dial in the lap joint cutting as you can see by the gap in the lower apron.  By the 4 th leg I had this nailed down.
 Glueing the top.  As stated in an earlier post, one can never have too many clamps.

I did round off the corners of the seat as sharp right angles and peoples seating apparatus often don't mix well.  In fact, they never mix well.

And the big test - It didn't collapse under the weight of yours truly.  No creaking, no wobbling - I consider this a success.

With the prototype done, I'll set to the task of building 5 for the club.  It took about eight hours to build but a lot of that time was me measuring and re-measuring and then correcting measurement mistakes.  In "production mode" it should take about 1.5 hours to build each stool.

This project was a lot of fun and hopefully will lead to some nice new stools to use at the club.  Here's hoping that the day we can all return to the club is not too far off into the future.

Stay safe and healthy everyone.


Bluewillow said...

Well done, I will take four!


Ray Rousell said...

Very posh!

Peter Douglas said...

That looks like a fine perch to fall off while making passes at the girl at the end of the bar.

Miles said...

Umm, Peter you've met the lovely yet Fierce Dr Mrs Reidy. The will be no barstool passes at girls from me. Im not sure what will kill me first - the embarrassment of my utter failure or the wrath of my wife. Either one would be fatal

Peter Douglas said...

Miles, your lovely wife is no where near as intimidating as you make her out to be.mmplus she’s the one I figured you’d be making a pass at