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Theban Lattice Stool (circa 1400 BCE)

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Project by bonobo posted 09-22-2021 11:11 PM 819 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a blog I made for a replica Egyptian stool I recently completed. My aim was to recreate the building process using hand tools roughly analogous to period tools.

Lots more build pictures and sketches at the blog:

https://woodenfossils.wordpress.com/

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht





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987Ron

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#1 posted 09-22-2021 11:47 PM

Very interesting and a wonderful project. The stool is wonderful. Great work.

-- Ron

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pottz

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#2 posted 09-23-2021 12:06 AM

wow that was an incredible build.love all the pic’s and details you show.id say you nailed it in a modern version.the only thing id change is to leave the wood natural rather than paint it.

-- 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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Kerux2

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#3 posted 09-23-2021 04:09 AM

That looks difficult to build. Nice work.

On the other hand, I’m trying to figure out how I would sit on it without hurting myself. LOL

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#4 posted 09-23-2021 07:16 AM

Interesting project and a lovely build. Enjoyed your extremely detailed writeup of the process, your thoughts and the wood work it self.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 09-23-2021 01:06 PM

Looks great! But how is it to sit on? Those front edges look uncomfortable.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#6 posted 09-23-2021 05:01 PM



Looks great! But how is it to sit on? Those front edges look uncomfortable.

- Madmark2


+1 more art than function.

-- 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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bonobo

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#7 posted 09-23-2021 10:55 PM

As long as you don’t try to sit your butt hole over the points, it’s alright. For a 5’10” person, your knees are high enough the edge doesn’t matter. I’ve seen tomb paintings with a thin cushion and it’s fine with that.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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#8 posted 09-23-2021 11:30 PM

That is fantastic; from the initial interest in the design, to the hand done execution, to the gesso paint, to the visually pleasing napkin sketches. Thank you.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#9 posted 09-24-2021 01:39 AM

I usually don’t comment on projects with only one photo but after seeing your site on it, I can only say those images were so good. I really enjoyed all your diagrams and explanations. An interesting piece of art but your writing and sketches of it are even more artistic. Well done and thank you.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Grizz01

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#10 posted 09-24-2021 03:05 AM

Would be neat to see pictures of the progress as it was being made.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

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bonobo

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#11 posted 10-17-2021 02:11 AM



Would be neat to see pictures of the progress as it was being made.

- Grizz01

..be sure to check out the blog for tons of progress images.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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