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  • k24tea commented on ineverfinishanyth's instructable Bed in a Box10 months ago
  • k24tea commented on andrea biffi's instructable wooden kneeling chair10 months ago
    wooden kneeling chair

    Good project! I made one very similar to this about 25 years ago, and it's still my favorite desk chair. Add a materials list and bigger diagram text in Step 2, and then you'll get my vote.

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  • k24tea commented on Thinkenstein's instructable Hammock with Curved Stretcher Bars10 months ago
    Hammock with Curved Stretcher Bars

    I imagine a lot of people use the ideas they discover here but don't think to say so. Among your many Instructables I've found several that appeal to my needs and amusement. I may be making a tenor tootaphone soon, and I want to try your PVC bending method to make a freeform pond fountain and a garden trellis. You have good ideas for using ordinary materials in innovative ways. Thanks again for sharing them!

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  • k24tea commented on Thinkenstein's instructable Secretary Chair - drawing and table hack10 months ago
    Secretary Chair - drawing and table hack

    Brilliant! A kneeling chair is wonderful for maintaining good posture and free breathing, especially for people with back trouble. Years ago I made a folding, adjustable-height kneeling chair very similar to yours, but I built mine from fat hardwood dowels instead of metal. I still use it with a music stand for reading and playing various instruments, and with a wooden bar stool for a little table. A big sloped writing/drawing board would be a great help, and your design might be just what I need. Thank you for sharing your invention!

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  • k24tea commented on Thinkenstein's instructable Hammock with Curved Stretcher Bars10 months ago
    Hammock with Curved Stretcher Bars

    Hi Thinkenstein, I realize it's been about 18 months since you posted this Instructable, so I'm a bit late to the party. I did something similar to this after reading your post, but instead of PVC pipe I used a long hickory stick that I bent into an arc while it was still green. After it was dry and hard I cut two pieces about 18 inches long to make my curved bars, and I drilled holes near the ends for the suspension cords. The curve of my bars isn't adjustable like yours because the hickory doesn't bend after it's dry, so I only have two suspension cords on each bar instead of 4. The short curved bars make the hammock very comfortable, with no danger of tipping, and the bars are short enough that the heavy cotton hammock fabric bunches up tightly on the bars and doesn't shift. I enjoy ...see more »Hi Thinkenstein, I realize it's been about 18 months since you posted this Instructable, so I'm a bit late to the party. I did something similar to this after reading your post, but instead of PVC pipe I used a long hickory stick that I bent into an arc while it was still green. After it was dry and hard I cut two pieces about 18 inches long to make my curved bars, and I drilled holes near the ends for the suspension cords. The curve of my bars isn't adjustable like yours because the hickory doesn't bend after it's dry, so I only have two suspension cords on each bar instead of 4. The short curved bars make the hammock very comfortable, with no danger of tipping, and the bars are short enough that the heavy cotton hammock fabric bunches up tightly on the bars and doesn't shift. I enjoy my hammock even more with this improvement. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the Instructables community!

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