It is not a Rocket

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Project by Woodfix posted 08-03-2020 01:18 AM 722 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When i was making this stool a comment was made that it looked like I was sitting on a rocket. So when I made the seat there was a lot of shaping to distract the eye from that. Think it worked out.

The timber is Australian Silky Oak. A colleague had to take a tree down in his yard, and he salvaged some of the trunk for me. The lengths were not huge so I will not get much more from it than this stool.

My wife wants two. So matching the timber will be difficult, so I probably won’t try. My sister wants two too.

Not sure why but when I post from my phone the images are always sideways. If someone knows how to fix that let me know.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#1 posted 08-03-2020 02:41 AM

Super cool shape!
The legs are great on this stool. Excellent build.
You can try cropping the pics (just a tiny bit). That seems to fix the sideways postings.
It did for me at least.
Great stool.

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 02:42 AM

love the design very similar to maloof in style.ya gotta fix the sideways pic’s though,really irritating and takes away from your beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 04:42 AM

Nice work!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-03-2020 11:13 AM

Real nice stool!

Cheers, Jim

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 05:45 PM

Ayeeee! War of the Worlds!

Nice stool 8^) I can see how you really don;t want to make just one, a full set is required as well as plenty for all those who want some. Get cracking!

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 08:27 PM

My wife wants one too. You are going to be very busy. The form looks very original. My wife describes it as midcentury modern meets Tatooine.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#7 posted 08-04-2020 03:00 AM

That has a very nice style to it. Great design with good execution.

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#8 posted 08-05-2020 03:18 PM

Great design!

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