What to do if the bench is too high to accommodate a brace and bit without it reaching higher than your chin?
Take the legs off the bench, and pretend you’re in Japan.
What if the leg of the shave horse breaks?
Add a new one:
And those pesky seat rungs with the horrible profile that makes a yam-pi-yam-pi-yam rhythm on the pole lathe? Oh man! design a new mandrel and execute it in 10 minutes!
Such is life at the hot coal-face of stool making at Malham Tarn Field Centre:
Mind you – worth it in the end: