Grandpa's Stool

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Project by ChefHDAN posted 09-11-2011 03:38 PM 1608 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stool from g-pa’s balcony. Had to spend at least the last ten years in the elements and no telling what kind of abuse before then. Top was in four pieces and stamped underneath with Hallowell Standard Stamped Steel Jenkstown PA. The base was coated with a layer of surface rust but the structure was still intact. Striped primed &painted. Top glued back together, sanded out re-distressed slightly, stained for effect & BLO final finish.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#1 posted 09-11-2011 04:11 PM

Nicely put back together. Good that you could keep the original wood seat with it. Sure it has some stories to tell.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 06:09 PM

Nice save. I have refurbished a number of my grandfather’s tools and use them all the time. I hope you get to “set a spell” on this one for years to come. On another note, I have a number of older relatives and I hate to say what thoughts “Grandpa’s Stool” conjured…

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 06:25 PM

Thank God for pictures …your title had me worried for a minute ! LOL
Nice restoration : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 09-11-2011 06:53 PM

Nice restoration project, and Dusty 56,, you are hilarious!!! I havent laughed that hard since Granny lost her teeth on the roller coaster at six flags!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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