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    I made this bank of stools designed for putting on shoes etc. They were made and designed by me after I saw a reasonably similar larger set in a Glasgow art gallery.They are made from 120 year old Oregen Pine and Sapelle hope you like them .They still have to be secured to the base so spacing is not yet set for those of you who think it is not straight.Hope you aprove Alistair




    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Alistair, that's lovely work. The pine looks well, what finish have you used on it?

    Alan
    West Sussex UK

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    • #3
      your cup is empty

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      • #4
        Beautiful Alistair--love the design! Your choice of woods complements very nicely.

        Now there's just one thing that's troubling me, but fortunately you haven't fixed them to the base. Why would you waste such wonderufl stools for putting on shoes when you could sit them a little higher and rest your larger end on one while hoisting a tumbler of single malt?

        Cheers,

        BW
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        • #5
          Alan water based varnish quick drying non gloss finish I've used it before and had great results as |I don't like too high a gloss it will mellow down in the morning to matt.Bob You've given me an idea larger stool more whiskey good lad thanks for kind words guys it means a lot to me as I have just got back to my woodshop after an absence of 2 years so I am thrilled I can be there again.Alistair
          Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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          • #6
            Beautiful work,Alistair.There's something of a warmth in wood that metal simply can't match.I especially like the contrast between the types of wood.That must have been a fair sized hunk of Oregon Pine.
            Glad you are able to do a bit of the work you like.Consider it therapy!And what a wonderful present for the young 'uns.All the best.Hans.
            Last edited by matador; 05-02-2008, 05:46 PM.
            Hans

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            • #7
              Nice work Alistair, Good proportions,& the contrasts in wood is really atractive, Give you120%

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              • #8
                The beauty of Wood

                Nice work. There are better words in the dictionary to describe your work. May I find them some day. Jim

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JBL37
                  Nice work. There are better words in the dictionary to describe your work. May I find them some day.
                  Yes, where it grows on the west coast of North America, this wood is called Douglas-fir. Named after a Scottish botanist.

                  It's not a pine, and not a true fir.
                  Allan Ostling

                  Phoenix, Arizona

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                  • #10
                    Nice work and finish...

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                    • #11
                      Are those holes in the back of the seats?
                      You could hang some big files in there

                      Beautiful. Sure there isn't another spot open in that art gallery?

                      Curious: are those seats solid, or built-up? They look to be single
                      pieces from the photo.. heavy?

                      Again, beautiful.

                      -Tony

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                      • #12
                        Very nice Alistair. You won't mind if I steal your design will you? I wouldn't normally do that but in this case I'll make an exception.

                        Come over to visit some time and you can have your pick of trees to replace the stock. I have about 10,000 of them.
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                        • #13
                          The seats are made from reclaimed 8x8 inch wood that held up my neighbours porch for 120 years .I glued with gorilla glue 2 pieces you can just see the dividing line also the black spots are ebony insets a kind of trade mark of mine thanks guys Alistair
                          Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
                            The seats are made from reclaimed 8x8 inch wood that held up my neighbours porch for 120 years .I glued with gorilla glue 2 pieces you can just see the dividing line also the black spots are ebony insets a kind of trade mark of mine thanks guys Alistair
                            Great workmanship Alistair. Must say I'm sorry to hear you had to use a 120 year old log to accomplish this project. I'm able to get brand new stuff hear for a song and a dance I couldn't be more pleased that you finally broke with the green paint!

                            All the best Alistair,
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                            • #15
                              Knowing my buddy..

                              Knowing my buddy there in Scotland.. I must point out you left out the "HOLE" in the mass toilet seats.. where do you slide the bucket underneath?

                              Geeze.. China makes them toilet seats everyday.. look at the one Doc bought me for my birthday gift..



                              (okay, I've pulled your string..)


                              Hang in there.. do you have a picture of your shop with wood shavings on the tools????? I'd like very much to see the museum before you swept it..

                              (want to have some fun with the wife? take the lid up on the toilet seat, lay saran wrap over the bowl and put the ring back down, when she runs in there and pees.. OHH WHAT A SURPRISE)
                              Excuse me, I farted.

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