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How many? A regular hand saw will do the job nicely if you don't need 30 of the things. Do two straight cuts, a couple diagonals, and a little work with a wood chisel to finish off the bottom.
I am sure you can do a partial depth cut with a jigsaw. I have done the same in a 4" thick wood piece, when the cutting depth of the blade was only 3-4/9". There was no problem of the saw "jumping up", as opposed to what the other responders have mentioned. The quality of cut was also O.K. (it depends upon the blade you use). I recommend Bosch T744D blade ...
A narrow slab door might fit the bill. 80" is a very common height. Architectural recycling places, such as Habitat For Humanity Restores (if you're in North America) have them for nearly nothing. If you get a hollow core and it's too wide, be aware that it's a bit fiddly to make it work well.
Are the legs wood? If so you could just make longer ones from scratch. Otherwise, if you're up for something a bit more complicated, you might be able to use a finger joint to extend the legs. Matthias Wandel recently posted about repairing an axe handle where he used finger joints to extend the handle from the breaking point. If its strong enough for an ...
You could try a dowel screw and a short length of matching wood attached to each leg. I wouldn't use this method to raise up the stool more than 4-6" though, since the legs may become unstable with anything over that. (Image Source)
The only solution I can think of would be to build a box or frame of some sort, braced for stability and with the chair then firmly attached to it. Good luck finding a way to make that lightweight and attractive; I don't think it's I possible but I doubt it's much more practical than rebuilding the chair from scratch or buying new. I suppose one way to ...
Um, not really. Unless you got the stools from a mix & match furniture store like Ikea where you can buy the legs separately from the seat. There are approximately 3 standard chair/table height combinations: Table height (e.g. a standard dinning table; seat height ~18 inches, surface height ~30 inches) Counter height (e.g. a kitchen counter; seat ...
Normally a wooden springboard is a laminate of some kind to provide the necessary springyness. It would probably be far easier to buy a board than to make one. If you do want to make one I suggest a design like this (from Popular Mechanics, 1923): In this design the top plank has a 3-foot overhang, and the middle plank has a 4-foot overhang. Note that ...
This clamp is one type of a "Hold Down Clamp". Some types are direct bolt on clamps like this one: Other types similar to the one that you pictured are designed to slip into the flanged head of a pin that pops up through a hole in the work bench. Here is a picture of one in action where you can clearly see it engaging the pin coming up from the work ...
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