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Apr 7, 2020 - 3:58:55 PM
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42 posts since 11/19/2019

Built myself a new fiddlin (and pickin) stool for my music room.

Tractor seat was rescued and restored in a color my daughter picked. Legs were salvaged and polished up.

Its comfy!




 

Apr 8, 2020 - 4:49:27 AM

18 posts since 6/3/2018

Nice

Apr 8, 2020 - 12:50:53 PM

65 posts since 10/19/2007

Very cool. Do you know kind of tractor it came off of?

Apr 8, 2020 - 1:14:38 PM

42 posts since 11/19/2019

Schreech, I wish I did. It was all rust when I got my hands on it. Looks a little like the seats from the Minneapolis-Molines that my family ran on our farm way back - that may just be because I remember my uncle painting the seats red though.

Apr 8, 2020 - 4:12:40 PM

65 posts since 10/19/2007

Ah yes, the great Minneapolis-Moline. My uncle had one and an old Oliver. Some of the best old tractors in their day.

Apr 8, 2020 - 4:49:09 PM

1502 posts since 12/11/2008

Is it tough to get in and out of when you're holding your fiddle & bow? Or am I just saying this because I'm a clumsy oaf?

Apr 8, 2020 - 6:07:58 PM

42 posts since 11/19/2019

Very easy to get into. Just the right height for me.

I'm still a rank beginner, but have found I cannot play the fiddle in a chair like I can a guitar or mandolin. I play much better perched on a stool or standing.

Apr 8, 2020 - 7:36:54 PM
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boxbow

USA

2506 posts since 2/3/2011

Well done.

Apr 9, 2020 - 4:52:33 AM
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65 posts since 10/19/2007

Yes, chairs with arms are tough to play in with certain instruments. To cramped up. I like rocking chairs with out the arms.

Apr 9, 2020 - 5:11:50 AM

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I always wanted to install a nice tractor seat like that...on a shovel, soze our local County works could sit comfortably while not working! (JK.. they work very hard)..

Apr 9, 2020 - 7:06:46 AM
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65 posts since 10/19/2007

My dad used to use a big scoop shovel as a sled when he was a kid. My grandpa used to work on the Burlington Northern railroad and always seemed to have one laying around. A tractor seat mounted to one would have made him king of the hill.

Apr 10, 2020 - 6:52:03 AM
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boxbow

USA

2506 posts since 2/3/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Schreech

Yes, chairs with arms are tough to play in with certain instruments. To cramped up. I like rocking chairs with out the arms.


The chair in my practice room is a rocker with arms.  I won't bore you with the details.  It ain't natural.  I play out of it a lot, though.  Sprawled back, perched up front, occasionally standing clear of the thing.

Apr 10, 2020 - 8:02:17 AM
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65 posts since 10/19/2007

There was a company called Pick and Glide. They made an armless platform rocker that glided more then rocked. Elderly Instruments sold them and had them through out the store. They were very comfortable to play on. Nice firm upholstery, too.

Apr 10, 2020 - 8:39:21 AM
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4241 posts since 6/23/2007

I am going to ask my neighbor, who is good at lots of things, to build me one of those. I also play guitar and banjo, where absence of "arms" is a must. It also seems to be small and not occupy much space. My wife would probably think it is "cute".

I'll be lots of musicians, would like to own a stool like that.

Apr 10, 2020 - 8:46:58 AM

DougD

USA

9513 posts since 12/2/2007

Looks like Pick N Glider is still around and sold by the Musician's Friend group of companies: musiciansfriend.com/lifestyle/...ans-chair
Google didn't bring up Elderly, but I too remember them from the store.

Apr 10, 2020 - 3:53:43 PM

65 posts since 10/19/2007

They had different upholstery patterns and would look good in any room of the house. I'd still like to get one. I remember sitting in one in their acoustic guitar room.

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