Peter Sefton’s students share the trials and tribulations of making a workshop stool project full of tapers and compound angles.

I’m Garry Rowberry, a full-time student at the Peter Sefton Furniture School in Worcestershire. This is my account of constructing what looks like a simple workshop stool and how I deal with some of the issues and challenges along the way.

The workshop stool project introduces us to compound angles, using full-size drawings and we work as a group to make a small production run. We get involved with setting up machines and jigs for repeated tasks, and all the students use the same settings to mill and construct their own workshop stools. The brief gives us latitude in selecting timber and the final finish.

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