Minimalist meditation stools

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Minimalist meditation stools
in Scotland…

On my travel to Scotland visiting Jamie, Shirley and all the lads I had decided to give my self a little challenge to work at in the workshop.
Meditation stools, minimalist version – light weight, easy for transport – yes and hopefully beautiful.

This post is from the blog:

1. Minimalist meditation stool.
2. Ash versions.
3. Light weight and collapsible.
4. First prototype.
5. Rough shaping.
6. Work in progress.

Thank you for a wonderful time in Scotland Jamie.

_Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 09-19-2014 08:59 PM

Very nice job on the, my friend!! They must be for when you get tired out working in the shop!! Meditation on the next project!!..............Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-19-2014 10:06 PM

Beatiful Mads. Good remember for Scotland.

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

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#3 posted 09-19-2014 11:22 PM

When I first saw these they reminded me of something but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
Maple seeds?
Some strange bird?
No, it came to me finally that they seem to resemble an elegantly designed glider, a light, nimble flying machine, possibly human powered.

And so they are, powered by the mind and able to take the flyer to places never before visited.

Only Mads could be behind this concept.

So you my friend, so you.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 12:59 AM

You actually got it Paul, I was thinking of Maple seeds as I was shaping it.
Not trying to make it look like them, just the feel of floating in the air.

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

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 01:21 AM

Haven’t lost your special creative touch Mads, :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 09-20-2014 02:04 AM

Looks great Mads.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 09-20-2014 02:30 AM

This is something I never knew I needed. Lovely.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#8 posted 09-20-2014 10:31 AM

As Paul said, so you! I’m not so sure this would be for me because once I got down, I would have to figure out a way to get back up. LOL

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

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#9 posted 09-20-2014 11:35 AM

Again, wonderful Mads and remarkable that you could take a simple thing like that and design it to be so beautiful as well as functional.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 09-20-2014 04:50 PM

They were fun :)


-- 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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#11 posted 09-20-2014 10:21 PM

Beautiful, my friend. The blog is wonderful. The details of the sliding dovetail and the ‘buttons’ just take it to the Mads level. Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 06:35 PM

Very Kewl, thanks for all the info, such an elegant shape

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 09-23-2014 06:30 PM

Great project Mads, thanks for sharing.

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 09-30-2014 08:27 PM

Verry inovative and daring design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 12-06-2014 04:28 PM

Very nice as always Mafe, I love the design.

-- Mike, Western New York

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