I am a Meditation Stool Machine

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Project by griph0n posted 09-29-2012 03:52 PM 3259 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at the website for the Messler Gallery ( ) and wandered into the Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship’s school section ( ), when I wandered over to their course descriptions. As I dreamed of taking a year off work, or just quitting entirely, I saw a few week section on making “multiples”.

The meditation benches are a satisfying little piece of handwork, a nice little puzzle of mortice and tenons. Having a few to make as gifts, I thought I’d give myself a little class of my own. It took about two days to get the jigs set up. Fiddly fiddly work with a lot of “How the ** am I going to do that. But now I’m a little stool factory.

I started with a set of ten. I’ve never really liked the router… whiny little german bugger, but there’s a fair amount of plane and chisel work. Still got to use hide glue and tried and true varnish.

I’ve sold a few, given a few away and have a few for sale still in a local yoga studio.

I don’t think being a little factory is really for me though.

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 05:41 PM

Love the grain in the top !! The finish is perfect too : )
Is it just my eyes , or is the top at an angle as well as the legs being curved on the bottom ?
thank you

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 01:37 PM

Beautiful, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 04:21 PM

Stools are great, but I like your workshop better ! LOL Nice setup.

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 05:56 PM

Hi Dusty, yup the seat is angled. That’s why the mortise in the legs are angled, it keeps the shoulders of the stretcher tenon flat. Easy to do by hand, the jig what a huge pain to set up. Now that it’s done it’s done and is a brainless zipzip with a router. The curve on the legs is to help adjust for the perfect snoozing…uhhhhh meditating seat angle.

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#5 posted 09-30-2012 07:49 PM

Thanks for the info …now I need to do some research on meditation stools : )

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 04:18 PM

Very nice choice with the wood grain. Well done.

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#7 posted 10-03-2012 08:02 PM

simple and classic

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