Armrest for meditation - Apoyabrazos para meditación

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Project by Marpintero posted 12-06-2013 01:08 AM 3890 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the client asked if I could make a copy of the armrest, I nodded placidly. But when I started doing it, the calm came to an end. It was a big challenge, but it was worth it. I asked for help to the community lumberjocks, but there are not many data.
The original model has a U.S. patent, inventors: Howard Colver and Klaus Liebig. They are very well made​​, and have laser engraving details.
You can see a video of the manufacturing process on youtube.
The wood I used is of an ash tree that rescued the street 4 years ago, I feel very happy to use this wood in a very special project. Finish: linseed oil.
The last photo is the original model from the United States than they paid me for copying.

Cuando el cliente me preguntó si podía hacerle una copia de este apoyabrazos, yo asentí plácidamente. Pero cuando comencé a hacerlo, la placidez llegó a su fin. Fue un desafío muy grande, pero valió la pena. Pedí ayuda a la comunidad de lumberjocks, pero no hay muchos datos.
El modelo original tiene una patente en Estados Unidos, inventores: Howard Colver y Klaus Liebig. Están muy bien fabricados, y tienen detalles grabados en láser.
Pueden ver un video del proceso de fabricación en youtube.
La madera que usé es de un fresno que rescaté hace 4 años de la calle, me siento muy contento de poder usar esta madera en un proyecto tan especial. Terminado con aceite de lino.
La última foto es el modelo original procedente de Estados Unidos que me prestaron para realizar la copia.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 02:49 AM

Although I am not sure if using this is for meditation or to learn how to balance, I am certain of the very fine construction you have done.

I really like your solutions to the “wing nut” tighteners and how you finished the inside of the hexagon columns.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 02:06 PM

Am I suppose to kneel on the ground and rest my arms on the wood? I know why I don’t meditate.
Hey, if your customer is happy then I still say “very well done”.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 02:13 PM

very inspirational my friend.
Thank you.

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#4 posted 12-06-2013 02:57 PM

Excelente Martin!. Nunca habia visto algo asi. Imagino que sirvio para cambiar certos puntos de vista y aprender algo mas. Felicitaciones, quedo hermoso

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 12-06-2013 03:00 PM

A truly unique project.


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#6 posted 12-06-2013 05:17 PM

- Lew: As I understand it, is for a specific meditation. I too like how I solved the wing nuts, it is a pleasure to use. The inside of the hexagon columns need a router table, but mine is out of service. The drill press worked. Thank you.
- Mike: You can meditate sitting if you find it easier … lol. The customer is very satisfied, but I am more because I did well. Thank you.
- Eric: Thank you very much, I also inspired me to other work.
- Gerardo: Yo tampoco había visto nada parecido. Aprendí mucho con este trabajo, me sentí meditando mientras los hacía… jaja. Mucha paciencia, entender el material. El fresno es hermoso, se portó de maravillas.
- Jim: You’re right. Thank you very much.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 09:06 PM

Really a impressive job.
Just watched the video.
Love you ultra cool thickness sander.
Impressed really.
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 04:44 PM

Thanks Mads. The thickness sander works really good. :)

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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