Introduction: How to Make a Simple Stool.
We will be making stool as a by product of water jetting mig-welding and powder coating
Step 1: Corel to Water Jet Stool Parts
Coreldraw to Water Jet.
Parts to draw:
Stool platform: 1( two if you mess up)
Stool top: 1
Stool leg tips x3 (note not shown in this pick
Make legs at least 15 inches tall and make the inside profile a half arc as the legs will be stronger as an Arc.
Stool top is a circle with four holes
Stool platform should be a square with four holes. Make sure the hole match the hole for the stool top.
leg tips can be circle that will be welded on the bottom of the legs. Circles are easy.
NOTE Nuts and threaded rod can be purchase at hardware store. Pick the biggest size available.
Step 2: Prep for Welding
Sand blast your three nuts that you purchase at the hardware store bigger is better. This will help you mig them easier.
Step 3: Welding the Legs to the Nuts
Clamp down each leg and use nuts to support all three legs make sure rod is screwed in so you nuts are offset evenly form each other at least 2.5inches. This will help to keep the rod straight vertically.
Set up mig welder and go at it. mig it up.
Tack welds are nice because they help keep things straight and from over heating.
NOTE Weld the feet tips to practice your welds before you get to your nuts.
Step 4: Weld Stool Platform.
Weld the last nut to the center of the platform so you can secure the stool top later.
make sure it is in the middle of the platform plate.
Step 5: Sand Blast
If you want a good finish sand blast the stool steel parts so that the it looks pretty ans smooth.
Stick it in the sand blaster and shoot sand at the stool. This take a long time.
Step 6: Powder Coat the Stool
Hang you work and coat it in the coolest color you like. Some time a clear coat is the nice. PLUG YOUR TREADS in your nuts this will save time later.
You might want to do test powder coating on scarp material to make sure you'll like the color.
Step 7: Attaching the Stool Top
Once you done powder coating attach the stool top.
Place platform in the middle of you stool top draw the holes and then drill depending on how deep the your bolts are .You might want to attach washer in case your bolts are a bit too long
NOTE REMOVE ACRYLIC PROTECTOR BEFORE YOU BOLT IT UP !
Step 8: Final Step
Screw your stool top to the welded base.
Remove your acrylic stool cover protector.
CLEAN UP YOUR MESS
Step 9: FINAL PRODUCT
CELEBRATE with food and sitting on your stool.