After receiving the legs that I'll be making the stools out of and reviewing the materials that I have for the seat, this is the latest iteration of th bar stool:
Here's Cara with all the legs and a close up of a finished surface:
The legs taper - which I wasn't expecting. And so it seems that without an even remotely simple way to straighten them without revealing the screw holes at the top of each leg, I'll have to stick to the current shape. The only other option is to slim them down, but keep the taper. We'll see.
I'm going to the class tonight, where I'll be giving Barry the oak to be thicknessed down to make the seat.