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Project by Lori posted 11-12-2012 09:05 PM 3136 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood was under a river in Honduras for over 100 years they call it “Soaker Logs”. We picked it up locally in Crystal River Florida. The place has since gone out of business. Last year my husband Frank went to Chidwick School of Fine Woodworking in Stevensville, Montana http://chidwickschool.com/ Frank really loved taking Andy’s Bar Stool class, if you ever wanted to take your woodworking to the next level we suggest you take one of his classes. Just check out his web site or his posts on Lumberjocks. He’s made 3 bar stools so far. I’ll post them in the near future. The finish is Waterlox Original (medium sheen). On the bottom of the stool we put some Holly stringing from a tree our neighbors cut down.





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robert triplett

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 09:20 PM

This is some very pretty work. The wood is beautiful and the joints are tight and clean. That must have been a great class! too bad it is so far from me.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 09:31 PM

Beautiful chair,wood and work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 11-12-2012 09:49 PM

Beautiful chair. Great work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 10:31 PM

Wow! Awesome stool. Perfect! We can’t expect something else from you, Lori. I believe Sam Maloof will turn in his grave if he sees your stool! Great work!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Lori

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#5 posted 11-12-2012 10:49 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments!! We are actually getting ready to make a Maloof rocking chair next for out first grandchild that is due this February.

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Gshepherd

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 11:21 PM

These are some very beautiful chairs….... Superb Joinery…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 12:45 AM

That is a beautiful char. It is beautifully sculpted. I really like the integral sculpted foot rest.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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MonteCristo

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#8 posted 11-13-2012 03:20 AM

Yes, I see some Maloof in this one – very nice stool. I have heard of those logs they are fishing out of rivers in Central America. A second chance at quality Honduras and other woods most though were gone.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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mloy365

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#9 posted 11-13-2012 01:19 PM

Beautiful work! Looking forward to the Maloof chair. Thanks for the tip on the school.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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Arbo

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#10 posted 11-13-2012 02:13 PM

Man, that chair really is art. Awesome work.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Surfside

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#11 posted 11-13-2012 04:36 PM

This is such a truly amazing work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 11-13-2012 10:12 PM

A sterling woodworking piece!

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#13 posted 11-14-2012 01:46 AM

Hi neighbor! What a beautiful chair. Outstanding work! I would love to be able to take some fine woodworking classes like that. One day maybe.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Roger

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#14 posted 11-14-2012 01:53 PM

Wow, Lori! That looks to be super comfy. So smooth, and flowing. Nicely dished for the backside. I like it. I could see me-self sippin a good pint o Guinness in one o these. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 12-02-2012 02:17 PM

Wow! Great flowing lines! It just makes you want to settle down on this stool just to feel all of those flowing lines! Great job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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