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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 02-22-2008 09:50 PM 1842 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mmm, ‘portrait’ photographs don’t work very well! Anyhow, this is a turned barstool made to ‘go with ’ the yew chair I made for my step-daughter. The third pic shows the yew tree on its way down. The stool legs developed some amazing colours.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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#1 posted 02-22-2008 09:55 PM

Now those legs have character! Excellent job Yorkie!

You look very happy about getting rid of that tree.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-22-2008 10:03 PM

Nice chair, Stewart! Did you make the whole stool from that yew tree that you cut down?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 02-22-2008 10:08 PM

This is a very unique piece. I really enjoy the grain pattern of the wood.

But did you have to cut down the tree to make the stool? I looks like you are having a lot of fun “trimming” the tree but I guess you just got carried away with all the fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-22-2008 10:09 PM

The colour in that yew is awesome! Nice piece Sir Stewart. Great pictures too, all but that last one..LOL

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 02-22-2008 10:14 PM

It always saddens me to see a living tree destroyed, but this one was seriously damaging the corner of their house so it had to go. You can see from the picture how close it was to the corner(and that I was cheered up when I saw the colours of the wood I was cutting into!) Tom – the top didn’t come from that tree but the rest did.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#6 posted 02-22-2008 10:15 PM

Lovely stool, Stewart! Careful with that chainsaw!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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YorkshireStewart

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#7 posted 02-22-2008 10:15 PM

Thanks for your kind? comments Brian!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#8 posted 02-22-2008 10:24 PM

Stewart, you continue to astound me with your craftsmanship and creativity. I aspire to be able to turn about half as good as you, then I’ll be able to say I have made great progress.

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#9 posted 02-22-2008 10:35 PM

Awesome grain.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#10 posted 02-23-2008 12:20 AM

Great grain in that wood Stew. You are a mean looking chap with that chainsaw in hand.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-23-2008 12:22 AM

Wow. Great color and nice use of material. Yew da man!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#12 posted 02-23-2008 12:24 AM

That’s a real nice stool yew got there YS. I like the unusual grain. I guess the tree was a little close to the house. Tree roots can severely damage foundations, walls and drain lines as I’m sure you well know. If that had been that close to my house, I’d have cut it down too.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#13 posted 02-23-2008 02:21 AM

I hope you cut the overgrown shrub shorter or removed it entirely.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#14 posted 02-23-2008 03:16 AM

nice stool stewart . did you use the saw your holding to make it ? you are an amazing guy ! great work

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#15 posted 02-23-2008 03:25 AM

Stewart,

That last picture is what a “real” LumberJack” looks like ;^D

A great way to remove a problem and create something out of it!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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