Wood stools were common pieces of furniture throughout the years. Today, you're more likely to see them as short stools (often used as step stools) or in tall form as bar stools or even as shop stools. They can be made with 3 or 4 legs and are very strong.
The tops of stools are normally turned and carved faceplate turnings. And the legs are great spindle projects. If you don't have one around the house, it might be time to get that lathe spinning!
|Three Legged Stool|
By: Alan Holtham
In this tutorial, featured on the Record Power web site, Alan shows us how he makes a 3-legged stool. Alan explains how to make a very nice angle jig for drilling the leg holes and then uses a creative workholding technique to hold the stool top on the lathe. This tutorial has many great tips for successfully turning a stool.
|Three Legged Stool|
By: Randy Cordle
In this very detailed tutorial, Randy shows us how to make a great three-legged stool. It includes a beautiful laminated top and through-hole tenons with locking wood wedges. Randy's stool includes rungs and decorative faux tenons. This is a dramatic looking stool and would look lovely in anyone's home.
By: Nick Cook
In this AAW Journal reprint, Nick Cook shows us how to turn a basic stool. He even gives several leg templates which will make for a fancier model. Then he goes on to explain how to make bigger and more complicated stool that includes rungs. This is an excellent tutorial if you're interested in making a stool.
|Turning a miniature stool|
By: Alan Liland
In this wonderful tutorial, Alan shows us how to make a small ~6" turned wood stool. This is a great project for people who love miniatures and also for people that want to "practice" before making a full sized model.
Alan makes what for many people is a complex 3D project into a simple set of steps resulting in a great project. I hope that you give it a try!
|Turning a Stool - a handy shop seat|
By: Tom Hintz
In this project, Tom shows how to make a four-legged stool. He shows how to properly drill for the leg holes in the seat top. And then goes on to explain how to turn the four legs. Tom does a great job explaining 2 of the more difficult tasks in this job; how to determine the length of the bottom rungs and how to get the legs level. With these two explanations, Tom has taken a challenging project and make it doable!
|Turning a Triangle Stool|
By: Tom Rennie
In this project, Tom explains the historical nature of stools and then shows how me makes one using a manual lathe. It's fun to learn more about the history of the stool and to see how Tom makes one!
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Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter Turning Kit
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Cut any pizza quickly and with ease! Robust, well-balanced hardware 3X the weight of competing cutters and a sharp 4" diameter stainless steel blade make this kit a must have for pizza lovers. Simply make your own creative handle (not included) to complete your cutter with personalized flair. Kit includes a 5/16" threaded insert to attach the handle and to remove it for dishwasher cleaning.
Pizza/Pie Slice Server Turning Kit
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The server makes the perfect companion for our Pizza Cutter Turning Kit (above, sold separately). Made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and attached to the handle (you turn) with an included 1/4-20 threaded insert.
Workbench Casters, 4 Pack
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This set of four easy-spin 2-3/8" urethane casters feature a foot-activated lift mechanism that engages or disengages with the touch of your toe. Engage them to lift your bench 3/4" off the floor for mobility, disengage them for stability. Each caster is constructed of durable steel and rated for 100 lbs. - that's 400 lbs. of total capacity with the 4-pc. set!
Nova Mini Jaws Package
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Get the complete suite of Nova mini jaws in one cost-saving package! The bundle consists of four sets of jaws: the Nova Mini 20mm Jaws, Nova Mini Spigot Jaws, Nova Mini Step Jaws and Nova 70mm Jaws. All are ideal for use with the Nova Precision Midi Chuck (#47447, sold separately) mounted on a mini or midi lathe. However, they also work on the larger Nova chucks, and with larger lathes.
Dust Right® Dust Separator
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Turn any shop vacuum with a 2-1/4'' ID outlet into a 2-stage dust and chip separator. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right® Separator captures sawdust, wood chips, and other debris before it enters your vacuum, preventing the loss of suction power caused by a clogged vacuum filter. The five-caster base makes it exceptionally stable and easy to maneuver around the shop. Plus, hoses connect inside the in/out ports, preventing unintentional disconnections. The Dust Right® Separator creates a cyclonic air flow that causes most wood dust particles and other materials that are heavier than air to separate, preventing them from being passed to the vacuum. The vortex effect that is created prevents the loss of suction caused by prematurely clogged filters
Micro Dust Air Filtration System
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The PM1250 Air Filtration System employs an electrostatic filter that attracts and removes particles as small as 0.1 micron in size. It cycles the air in a 680 square foot space—the equivalent of an oversized 2-car garage—up to five times in a single hour. When set at the lowest setting, the system is about as quiet as a library, and when on high, it's quieter than normal conversation. Unlike most other air filtration systems, the PM1250 is portable and freestanding, meaning you can carry it to wherever filtration is most needed, then simply set it on the floor or the bench. The angle is adjustable using the knobs on the side of the unit. If you like, it can also be mounted to the wall or ceiling.
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