Use shop-made jigs, smart calculations, hand-tool techniques and more as you learn how to build a stool that's sure to be the best seat in the house. With Philadelphia Furniture Workshop founder Alan Turner as your guide, you'll start by cutting, then pattern-routing your stool's legs, and turning tenons on the lathe. Build the skills to drill compound angles for the seat, saw and clean tenon shoulders and assemble your joints for a perfect fit. You'll also create a variety of angled joinery to give your piece a unique profile. Alan will teach you to shape an ergonomic seat top using a gimbal jig, and add curved leg stretchers for an even more eye-catching design. Finally, level and chamfer the legs to finish a sophisticated stool with maximum stability.
Alan offers professional tips for measuring and marking the blind, angled leg mortises used to attach the leg stretchers. Learn how to build an angled wedge jig and how to properly set up your chisel mortiser for perfect cuts every time. Then, use a dado blade on your table saw and a bandsaw to make the stretcher tenons.