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Ron Davis28/09/2012 19:12:00
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I have been asked to repair a three legged stool, used at a spinning wheel. Given the poorly done repairs this has had in the past we have decided to recreate the bottom half, re using the splat.

Googling spinning chairs does nt help a lot so if anyone has made one of these I will be grateful for ant advice.The on ewe have is a modern reproduction and is used by a friend who spins and weaves alot of wool

Thanks

Ron

Edited By Ron Davis on 28/09/2012 19:13:25

Derek Lane28/09/2012 20:33:00
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Is it anything like the one here **LINK** but with three legs

Edited By Derek Lane on 28/09/2012 20:33:44

daveO29/09/2012 16:01:52
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ron

shows us a picture of said stool I have a cd with a lot of stool pdf's I might be able to match it

Dave

Ron Davis29/09/2012 17:59:11
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Thanks for the help, I cannot have the stool until next week as my friend will be on hilday and will be using it. I will post a picture for you, and a WIP, when I can.

I did try wikipedia and got some disturbing information about stools, if you follow me......

Ron

Julian30/09/2012 11:13:32
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Hi Ron -- Nice one face 21 I have done the same thing myself.

Ron Davis19/11/2012 19:57:14
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I have finally sorted the seat for my friend, she loanded mt the ols one and I set about remodelling it.

The lady admitted it was an ebay bargain, and bought mainly for the splat!

p1030156 (263x640).jpg I started with this wonky legs and all.

p1030157 (640x518).jpg The splat was held on with two screws and a coach bolt.

p1030158 (442x640).jpg The legs.

 

p1030193 (555x640).jpg and my iterpretation.

p1030191 (221x640).jpg The finished chair.

Well my friend likes it.

Ron

 

Edited By Ron Davis on 19/11/2012 19:57:45

dennis wake19/11/2012 22:11:17
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hi Ron

i think your stool is better than the original . what timber is it made from.

dennis

steve h20/11/2012 07:41:48
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It also looks like a Welsh spinning stool as well Ron - going off the design that is -

Not that I am an expert - but is that a dragon near the base? - as the splat looks like a welsh love spoon?

Very nice job by the way -

Steve

daveO20/11/2012 15:45:34
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nice job Ron

See you dint really need a plan afterall

Dave

Ron Davis20/11/2012 20:59:59
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Thanks guys, Dennis, the idea was to make a better one! I started with a length of 2"*6"" oak and got it out of that.The splat was on the original chair

Steve, it certaily has a welsh influence, It looks like a dragon and one thing I had to do was preserve it.

No Dave I did not in the end, and as far as I can see there arnt any! I did have the good fortune to have Jeremy Lain, a maker of bespoke chairs, give a talk at the club just when I was starting to make it and he gave some advice, especially on how to get the leg angles consistent.

Ron

Derek Lane21/11/2012 17:11:38
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Great job Ron. Looking at it looks like you fitted the back in with a mortice rather than screw it as the original. The only thing is that I would have liked to see it the same colour as the original, but that is a personal thing

Ron Davis21/11/2012 18:04:56
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Derek, the original was a sprayed on coloured laquer, and it will end a beautiful friendship to colour it now! Any way it will darken with age.

Ron

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