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This stool belonged to my wife's mother made by a great uncle or something like that. Anyway she asked me to refinish it. After stripping it and some sanding I realized what a wonderful little stool it was basically there are 5 or 6 species of wood. I would finish it again with gloss instead of the satin finish that is on it now.

BTW I will in the future take before pictures so I can show the difference it the item.
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Jerry,

That is a beautiful little laminated stool and it looks like you have chosen right to preserve it.
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What a nice stool Jerry, how about a shot from underneath showing how the legs are attached.

I'm pleased with your statement............."BTW I will in the future take before pictures so I can show the difference it the item."

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Harry I will take the underside shot then you will also see how the stool was attached to al lathe. And yes I am betting myself up bad because I would really like to show folks what the before was

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You asked to see the bottom side so here it is. I'm glad I decided to finish the under side now! I just really enjoyed refinishing because to return something like this to it's earlier beauty was fun and satisfying.
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Thanks for those shots Jerry, there's a lot of work involved in making a stool like that, I would be very pleased with myself if I turned out a stool like that, the quality of work from those old timers always amazes me, considering the relatively crude tools and no forum to consult! You have done justice to it with such a fine finish.

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Harry I worked in Colorado at a place called Glenn Eyrie the main building there was a 67 room Touter castle. It was built late 1800's finished in about 1907. All of the paneling was quarter sawed oak , the workmanship by those Irish carpenters was flawless it is amazing what those men did with what they had!! Kinda scares you to think what they could do today.

I was just thinking, if they had todays tools they might be as (now here's where I get in trouble and get flamed by someone) lazy as I am. There is something to be said about working wood, stone whatever with your hands, being a apprentice and all that. My problem with "all that" is I don't have time to apprentice the way they did.

In some ways though we do apprentice, I feel in many ways I apprentice under the guys and gals who have been there and can display their "master ship" as it were. Besides I'm too old to be their kind of apprentice!! Need to get on with it so as to keep my mind and body young!!

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Hi xplorx4

That's a neat place

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Harry I worked in Colorado at a place called Glenn Eyrie the main building there was a 67 room Touter castle. It was built late 1800's finished in about 1907. All of the paneling was quarter sawed oak , the workmanship by those Irish carpenters was flawless it is amazing what those men did with what they had!! Kinda scares you to think what they could do today.

I was just thinking, if they had todays tools they might be as (now here's where I get in trouble and get flamed by someone) lazy as I am. There is something to be said about working wood, stone whatever with your hands, being a apprentice and all that. My problem with "all that" is I don't have time to apprentice the way they did.

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Jerry, in the 11 years since I was 64, I've turned out a great deal of projects, as I'm sure you are going to do.

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Jerry, in the 11 years since I was 64, I've turned out a great deal of projects, as I'm sure you are going to do.
You do not look, is it 75? I guess wood dust is good for you, least has kept you young.


That's a neat place bobj3

I take it you have been there, what was the occasion if you do not mind my asking. I was there from May 1967 till January 1970, I was just out of the Navy, and then during that summer of 1970.

I thought I would be the only one on here this morning glad I'm not.

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