Greek inspired shop stool - post.

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Greek inspired shop stool – post.
from travels to Greece

I was still a teenager, the first time I visited Greece, here the Greek chairs caught my eyes.
I had the pleasure to see the local carpenter making these chairs, I think he enjoyed this young boy, who was curious and made drawings of every detail he could see.
What fascinated me besides the beauty of the chair, due to it’s simplicity, was, that it was just put together loosely and then with metal wire it was all tied up and sturdy held together. Like this the chairs he made was quite thin in dimensions.
This is what inspired me to this originally proto type, for a three legged stool.

The post is from the blog: where you can read much more.

1. The stool.
2. Sawing the seat.
3. Drilling for the legs.
4. Rounding edges.
5. Shaping the tapers on the legs.
6. The Greek wire trick…

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps even a sibling…

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 03-26-2019 01:42 PM

Enjoyed Both the stool and the blog Mads.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-26-2019 02:44 PM

Pretty cute Mads. Also nice blog.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 03-26-2019 03:07 PM

Nice inspiring work.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#4 posted 03-26-2019 03:18 PM

I like these. Hope you don’t mind but I will try one of these when I get time. Right now, I am working on remodeling my home.

Many thanks sir

I also like the anvil in the background

-- David in Palm Bay - retired and loving it!

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#5 posted 03-27-2019 03:13 AM

Nicely done. Thank you for showing us.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 03-27-2019 03:26 AM

Nice stool. Mads!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 03-27-2019 03:28 AM

NIce stool Mafe. I like the simplicity.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 03-27-2019 07:25 AM

Interesting project, and the history behind this stool really brings it alive.
Thanks for posting this. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-29-2019 10:30 PM

It looks right at home next to your anvil. A wonderful place to park your posterior. LOL.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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