I've had many requests for my stool plans, so I put together a set of files that will work on any machine. I've also written a very detailed set of instructions in PDF form, with many pictures, walking through every step from set-up to assembly.
I'm charging $200 for these plans, and will be available to answer questions and provide any help necessary on this thread. If you are interested, please private message me and I will send you a PayPal invoice and a link to download the files (7 files and a detailed PDF set of instructions). The rocking chair files are also available for those who would like more of a challenge.
These plans are much easier than my rocking chair plans, and are a great lead-in. The stools use a similar Maloof style joint, which is designed for strength and beauty. They require no jigs, just clamps and dowels for indexing two sided cuts. You will need a 3/8" drill bit, ½" endmill, ½" ballnose bit, and an optional 3/8" plunge roundover bit (or 3/8" roundover with a bearing guide in a handheld router for the stool top). Tight fitting joints like the ones shown below should be possible on any machine by using these files and carefully following the instructions.
The stools can be made with a slightly concave seat top like the one below, and a v-carve can be projected onto the model to personalize the stool top.
The seat top can also be left flat and inlays can be added to further personalize it. Inlays add great value to a piece that will be passed down through generations.