Workshop Stools

IMG_20140112_132549After cleaning up my shop, I realized I had nowhere to sit at the workbench. While standing is supposed to be better for you, I also enjoy having the kids join me from time to time, and visitors, and everyone needs a place to settle occasionally. So I found a nice, simple plan from Ana White for a stool. I had to enlarge the top of the stool to 12″ x 12″ to allow the cushions my wife had made me years ago to sit on top. I ended up using walnut for the legs and rungs, and sapele for the top, with a few contrasting poplar plugs in the screw holes.

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Millet Hybrid Headphone Amplifier Project

The Bushwood Amplifier. A state of the art high quality hybrid tube amplifier based on the Millet Hybrid design. The design was taken from DIYForums.org. They are really great guys to work with, and you get a lot of support while building the amplifier.

I sold it because I wanted to get more into woodworking than into DIY audio.

Specifications include:

  • Two 12AE6A RCA vacuum tubes (matched) from Tube Depot
  • Tangent Easy Power Supply with 12.5VA (each side) toroidal transformer by Amveco, Nichicon capacitors, and other stock items as listed on Tangent’s site. I built in a 3 prong grounded plug (included) and a rocker power switch with LED indicator light.
  • Nichicon Muse capacitors throughout the amplifier
  • WIMA MKP10 capacitors where necessary.
  • PCBs mounted on PC board standoffs, with padding underneath to compensate for any flexing
  • Integrated ALPS RK097 rotary volume knob, wired for just a power switch for the amp.
  • ALPS Blue Velvet for volume control.
  • 1/4 inch Neutrik headphone jack
  • Dayton audio gold plated RCA jacks for audio in
  • LED indicator light for amp portion
  • Casework custom built by myself, made from African Sapele, maple, and walnut, with a danish oil/wax finish. Lid not attached for easy removal and access to all inside components.

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