Meditation Stool, A Place To Sit And Not Think.

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Project by griph0n posted 03-18-2011 08:49 PM 4073 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife says either I have to meditate or she does. I’d just sit and think about the shop, so it’s probably going to get used more by her.

Mostly hand tools again, a little work with the bandsaw. Scraps of maple, birch and the dreaded, never to be used again, purpleheart. A simple Danish Oil finish.

The curved legs work well for adjusting posture and apparently you can rock as you sit. The top is a little heavy and makes the stool a little awkard to flip around one handed, but it feels solid and grounded when you sit on it. It started out with a thin seat but a problem with an attempt at through tenons nearly ended with it getting thrown across the shop. I guess this is meditation MKII.

Now just sit and breathe…. hmmmmm where’s the smell of sawdust?

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 02:51 PM

Sometimes I sit and think. Sometimes I just sit.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 03:57 PM

That’s a very nice bench. Unique!

Here’s a pix of my meditation bench, not nearly as nice as yours.

Some times I sit and think, others I …..............let’s not go there.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 05:09 PM

Nice bench for a good purpose. I made a similar one for my oldest son using a drawing he sent as a
blueprint, after seeing yours, I think I may have made the curved bottom on his a little too round, but
he likes it. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 11:55 PM

Really nice bench, but what really impressed me was the number of clamps hanging on your shop wall!

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 04:04 AM

I would have put a lot of thought into it before attempting to sit, could be fatal!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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