Meditation stools / seiza benches - wood, meditation and love.

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Meditation stools / seiza benches
wood, meditation and love

This post comes from my Meditation stools blog .

In this blog I turn an old roof rafter and a piece of wood from a cradle into two meditation stools.
This project starts by me meeting a wonderful woman and ending up in love with a chair for each of us.

1. The meditation stool.
2. Starting with an old roof rafter.
3. Boat builders adze in action.
4. Parting the chars.
5. Making the hidden tenons.
6. The architect and Line meditating on love.

Hope this can bring some inspiration, who knows, perhaps even meditation or love.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 04-28-2013 10:02 PM

Thanks for the photo journey, in the blog, and introducing us to Line!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-28-2013 10:24 PM

Nice ones , Mads. the last part is the best!!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 10:45 PM

all around

perfect !

both your joy
says it all

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-28-2013 10:59 PM

Excelent! Nice design and good job. We we were using a similar, slightly higher when cows milked by hand. It was not a good time for meditation, though.
It looks comfortable.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 04-28-2013 11:03 PM

Nice job. Is there a model for old guys with worn out knees? ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-28-2013 11:19 PM

John Lennon said it all (almost) Mads.
All You Need Is Love …....................and a few nice tools.

Peace and happiness my friend.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 04-29-2013 03:04 AM

Those turned out fantastic. Best wishes!

-- I never finish anyth

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 04-29-2013 03:31 AM

Mads very nice indeed

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 04-29-2013 04:20 AM

Now I see all the love!

Great project Mads.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 04-29-2013 06:57 AM

Woodworking and love, great combination!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-29-2013 10:13 AM

Good work Mads. Best wishes to everyone.

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

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#12 posted 04-29-2013 03:18 PM

Good for your Friend Mads, She hooked her a good Man….


-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 04-29-2013 05:16 PM

They came out great Mads. Well done!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 05-01-2013 07:54 PM

Fantastic Mads! Excellent project and blog posting. Your shop looks awesome! My favorite pic in the blog is you adzing away with headband on in your apartment with the shavings…a sure classic!

Be well and many thanks!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#15 posted 05-02-2013 05:59 PM

Hi guys,
Big smile here!
Joe, I was thinking I needed to share this moment with all of you, sweat was running down my head as you can see on the tshirt, so I put on my Japanese headband and felt for a moment like in a Karate Kid movie – lol.
Mauricio, thanks.
DaddyZ, She saw the comments and she agreed with you, so I smile big time.
Ken, and best wishes back.
Mike, this I second, and enjoy.
Ian, smiles here, full of it.
Jamie, when this comes from you, I am feeling blessed.
Philip, so to you.
Paul, peace and happiness back my friend.
Topa, the model for you could be a barstool… Meditation over a cold beer. ;-)
Grado, laughs here, I gues pulling a cows tits, are not a moment of zen, at least after hours of doing it.
David, yes I feel lucky, guess life is like this, circles, and when we feel lost, it smiles unexpected back to us.
Jim, I could not agree more, acually the last part was the reason why I got started on the stools, so I guess it is a full circle of love. ;-)
Lew, smiles here.
Thak you all of you, for the comments, they fill me up with even more joy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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