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Meditation stools – partly inspired by Mafe

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Project by JohnnyStrawberry posted 09-09-2013 01:58 PM 1607 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’ve just come back from our ‘summer vacation’ yesterday. This year we chose to travel inside instead of outside. Probably the best spent vacation ever. I could write pretty much about this journey… To say the least we came back rejuvenated, combed minded, I’d say. :-) I think I’ll post at least part of my new approach to my woodworking journey later.
Well I’d been fully aware of my physical inflexibility, so I had googled for some options to survive about one hundred hours of sitting in ten days. I found a photo of people meditating on two-legged stools. I liked that. Then I found Mafe’s stool. “Well, only one leg, that’s even simpler. Good. :-)” – I thought. So I made one. At the first glance my wife liked it, so even though it was the last evening before the course, I made one for her as well because it only took two hours (from opening the workshop door to closing it) to make a stool like this from rough sawn lumber.
The seats are steamed burly red willow. I love this lumber. Both are from the same board. My stool has spruce leg, my wife’s has cherry – both had been cutoffs.
AllWoodJoinery as usual. The seat plops off the two 20mm beech dowels for easier portability.

Johnny

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!





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BENTWOOD

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#1 posted 09-09-2013 03:39 PM

Ohmmm Ohmmm…:) Cool project!

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 04:26 PM

So how’s the comfort level? Have you tried them out at length yet? They look simple but really cool concept.

-- If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 07:02 PM

Perfect assembly, unique project. Looks like vacation infuenced well on you.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mafe

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 11:22 PM

Cool stools you have made, I love mine, like as if they help us stay focused and the spine straight.
Just spend a wonderful time with Jamie in Scotland, it was him who inspired me and I did meditate on some of his wonderful stools while I was there.

It’s a small world, this is my folding kayak. ;-)

Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 12:47 AM

Glad you enjoyed your trip

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 09-10-2013 04:55 AM

Nice looking meditation stool! Hope you get lots of relaxing hours out of it!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 05:13 AM

@Shannon: No mantras here. :-) This is a different technique.
@wastedalf: I’ve sat on it 60+ min sessions without the smallest movement a few dozen times with no problem.
Thanks, Ivan.
Hi Thomas. :-)
Thanks, Dean.
@Mafe: :-))) The world is really really small… I travel to Copenhagen next wednesday. :-) I would gladly bring you some red willow if you liked it. ;-)
Where is it possible to paddle in Copenhagen? I was thinking of bringing the kayak but it needs some work since I broke it apart because it is a prototype.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#8 posted 09-10-2013 09:36 AM

Great work and idea,,, we all need one of those…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 09-11-2013 12:33 PM

Hope you get the kyak repaired. Were you in it at the time?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-11-2013 02:36 PM

LOL, Thomas. No. :-)

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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