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Blog series by mafe updated 490 days ago 4 parts 9746 reads 73 comments total

Part 1: from roofrafter from a friend, to twin seats of love.

492 days ago by mafe | 25 comments »

Meditation stoolsfrom roof rafter from a friend, to twin seats of love. Since my friend Jamie posted one of his seiza benches / meditations stools, I have wanted to make me one.I do meditate, but usually sit in the lotus when I do.But a meeting a wonderful woman who meditates, a walk together in the woods, inspired me to finally get into this project. Yes love is an amazing force of motivation. As so often before, a sketch in my little book, to get an idea about where I was goin...

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Part 2: cradle wood, love and Japanese tools.

492 days ago by mafe | 17 comments »

Meditation stoolscradle wood, love and Japanese tools. In part one the seats were made, every cut with the adze full of love and with my thoughts in the process and the heart full of this special woman. Part two is where a piece of wood from a transport cradle becomes legs by the use of Japanese tools and the love in my heart. I will also try to be methodical in explaining how to cut the tenons, to share my way of working. While working on the project a sketch of the joint...

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Part 3: Sharp tools and shy tenons.

491 days ago by mafe | 11 comments »

Meditation stoolssharp tools and shy tenons. So once more we move on, with wood and with love. The very special woman, and I went for a walk in the forest, and both fell in love.In this tree.But at the end also in each other.So I smile as I work on, on the meditation stools.Her name is Line, guess it is a good match in English, the vintage architect and his Line. So back in the shop it is time to trim the shoulders, and all woodworking starts with sharp tools.So the Japanese ...

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Part 4: joining and meditation on love.

490 days ago by mafe | 20 comments »

Meditation stoolsjoining and meditation on love. In this last part, the seat and leg will be joined, and the finale will be Line and the architect meditating on love. It was not only beauty we saw on our walk, the beast is always hiding in reality.See if you can find it on this photo… Since I want hidden joints and like them wedged, I saw some spurs for the wedges.This will give a strong joint. Then some small pieces of hardwood. Making them wedge shaped. Pre f...

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