By cutting a semicircle out of the side pieces, leaving two legs on each side, the stool will be more stable on uneven surfaces. Adjust a compass to a radius of 3/2 inches and mark a semicircle on one of the side pieces, placing the compass point at the bottom end of the sides midway between the edges. Cut the semicircle on your band saw (right), feeding the stock across the table with both hands. Then make the same cut on the other side piece. You can then smooth away the marks left by the saw blade on a spindle sander.
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