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Tripod camping stool

Tripod camping stool
In honor of this month’s outdoor theme, why don’t we build an old-fashioned camping stool? First of all, have you seen modern folding-tripod stools? They are ugly as sin, and your grandpa would be ASHAMED if you bought one. With the help of some hefty dowels, a little hardware and a piece of leather or heavy canvas, you’ll be sitting by the campfire in style. Also, the materials will only set you back about $25. — Matt See the full how-to after the jump! Materials three 1 1/8” Birch hardwood dowels (enough for three 24” pieces)one brass 2.75” boltone 1.5” eye-hole bolttwo brass acorn nutsthree brass washersthree brass finishing washersthree brass 1” wood screws (big enough not to slip through the finishing washer)finish (I used Osmo PolyX-Oil)leather or other heavy material for the seat Tools sandercenter-finder (optional, but helps)drillscrewdriversmall socket wrench to fit acorn nutsragsknife Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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