Chinese Stool

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Chinese Stools as Art

I received the note below following our weekend class on making a three-legged stool – and with the sender’s permission, I’ve posted it (and two of his photos). It’s too cool to not pass along. — Megan Fitzpatrick I read your blog posts and was reminded of the Ai Weiwei sculpture I saw in...

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Weekend Stool Class August 17 & 18, 2013

Build the infamous and seemingly impossible Chinese stool with Bob Lang, in a special weekend class at the Popular Woodworking Magazine Shop. Once in a great while, we invite readers into the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop to build a project along with one of the editors while we film a video. Back in 2010,...

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Nine Joints to Change Your Attitude

Back when I made my living as a cabinetmaker, the projects I enjoyed most were the ones where we went out on a limb and built something we had never made before. It’s like riding a good roller coaster: scary after you make the decision, walk through the turnstiles, and crawl up the first...

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Stool Class in August; a Few Spots Open

I’m going to have a lot of fun on August 27 and 28. I’ll be at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana, teaching a class on building the infamous Chinese stool, the cover project from the last issue of Woodworking Magazine. Of all the projects I’ve made for publication, this was one of...

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My favorite drafting instructor in design school was a histrionic misfit known as Wild Bill. He didn’t pull any punches and tried his best to prepare us for the real world. When we came to descriptive geometry, he let us know that by the end of the quarter at least a third of us...