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ibewgypsie
10-17-2005, 08:22 PM
Right now there is a old ford cut in half right in the door of the shop.

Next project up? I have drawed here on a paper two kitchen chairs capable of supporting in excess of 1200 pounds.

Our Kitchen chairs, We have been through three sets, About six or so computer chairs. The barber chair in my shop is holding up fine. Everything else dies in splintered ruin.

A hyper-active 300 pound man can break anything. Except maybe a "fat-ass chair". I'll post plans and pictures. 3/4" plywood over a 20" span can support a auto. The way I have the tubing interlaced a auto can sit on 4 of them. 37lbs each tho, wife picking one up and throwing it at me is "OUT"..

Comments?

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David Cofer, Of:
Tunnel Hill, North Georgia

madman
10-18-2005, 02:21 AM
Instead of plywood check out www.kingstarboard.com (http://www.kingstarboard.com) no wood rot ever. Madman

Your Old Dog
10-18-2005, 06:42 AM
Baltic Birch comes in 5' X 5' sheets, has no voids, more lays and don't look bad just stained. It doesnn't really cost more than regular plywood. (may actually cost less due to increases in building materials because of the flood rebuilding)

If you sandwhiched 3 1/4" pieces, firmly attached one side and slip fitted the other it would have some spring in it and not feel so homemade.

My guess is there would be a market for such a chair.

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ibewgypsie
10-18-2005, 08:30 AM
YOD:

I have about seven yards of leather left over from the motorcycle seats. Foam, ornamental tacks and leather. If my powdercoat oven was operational, well the coating process would be finalized. I hate painting. It'll only last a year.

David

Your Old Dog
10-18-2005, 11:06 AM
You might just find out if you built one or two up you could eBay'em for some good money. Might pay for some more toys or maybe dog biscuits for the pup!

3 Phase Lightbulb
10-18-2005, 11:36 AM
Sounds like maybe you need to find an old porcelain toilet:

-Remove the lift-up top(s).

-Cut out a round/oval circle out of 3/4" plywood. Cut out the same round/oval circle out of 4" foam, wrap the foam to the plywood with your leather and staple it to the plywood underneath and mount it to the toilet.

-Build a back rest the same way you built the seat and mount the back rest to the toilet's tank.

-Mount 4 heavy duty casters on the bottom of the toilet.


Now that would be cool. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-Adrian

winchman
10-18-2005, 11:42 AM
Starboard HDPE is wonderful stuff to work with. I found that sawn or machined areas (regardless of how smooth they appear to be) on the white Starboard are nearly impossible to clean, but using black solves that problem. The factory-finish on the white is easy to clean, though.

Roger

ibewgypsie
10-18-2005, 12:03 PM
3ph.. Already did that.. I ended up slamming a old riding buddy into it over some tequlia. (something about who was getting the worm) I had it mounted on plywood thou. Hard to tell drunk friends not to piss in it without hitting them too.

We then mounted the toilet seat on the wall, Lift it, there was my exwifes picture.

I love the barber chair, wish I had three or four more. I was going to use it for a computer chair and mount the pc under the pedastel, wife had a cow. Horns and all. Now it is in the shop. My refuge. Programming quality has went up considerable since I have peace, quiet, a comfortable chair.

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3 Phase Lightbulb
10-18-2005, 06:45 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ibewgypsie:
3ph.. Already did that.. I ended up slamming a old riding buddy into it over some tequlia. (something about who was getting the worm) I had it mounted on plywood thou. Hard to tell drunk friends not to piss in it without hitting them too.

We then mounted the toilet seat on the wall, Lift it, there was my exwifes picture.

I love the barber chair, wish I had three or four more. I was going to use it for a computer chair and mount the pc under the pedastel, wife had a cow. Horns and all. Now it is in the shop. My refuge. Programming quality has went up considerable since I have peace, quiet, a comfortable chair.

[This message has been edited by ibewgypsie (edited 10-18-2005).]</font>

Any chance you got a picture of the toilet seat you made? I might make one eventually. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

ibewgypsie
10-18-2005, 08:49 PM
3ph: if I do it is a instamatic. Polaroid..

I found a 3wheeler pictures I made using a 4.3 chevy engine. Only record I have of it is the polaroids.. I don't even remember what I did with it, pictures reminded me of making it.

I GOT one of The bottom gusset plates on the old 54 I been clipping for six months.. it is welded in on the driver side. I ended up breaking a 60 degree bend in a 1/4x5 plate and welding it between the olds and the ford frames. THEM 7018s were burning hot and smoky, I lost another half inch off my beard. It burns back to the helmet. I ran about a dozen rods. It is hanging on the Ibeam and the truck jack, about three feet off the ground.

Putting 1/4" plate on a 14 guage frame is like killing a bug with a hammer.
David

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Leigh
10-19-2005, 08:54 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ibewgypsie:
...Putting 1/4" plate on a 14 guage frame is like killing a bug with a hammer.</font>

But you do achieve the goal... one very dead bug http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Leigh W3NLB

Leigh
10-19-2005, 08:55 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ibewgypsie:
...wife had a cow. Horns and all....</font>

Cows don't have horns. Perhaps she had a bull and didn't know it http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Leigh W3NLB

ibewgypsie
10-19-2005, 10:43 PM
HUH? Cows don have horns..???

MOOO cow on my milk bottle does.. I thought all texas longhorns did. Are all them bulls in the cowboy shows? them are some unhappy bulls..

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David Cofer, Of:
Tunnel Hill, North Georgia

J. Randall
10-19-2005, 10:45 PM
You are not a farm boy are you Leigh? James

Mcgyver
10-19-2005, 11:29 PM
sorry Leigh, the bovine internet nitpic police have nailed ya, cows do have horns. except for bull fights and paintings on black velvet, most of the bulls and cows you will see have their horns polled at an early age for safety.

speedy
10-20-2005, 06:25 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Leigh:
Cows don't have horns. Perhaps she had a bull and didn't know it http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif</font>

Leigh, cows are the ones that have more than one large teat and no dangling clangers http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Ken

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JPR
10-24-2005, 12:43 AM
For some ideas this page has a lot of different styles http://www.bizchair.com/sidechairs.html

The main thing would do is add a full ring half way down to connect to all four legs like the bar stools have.