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Stewart Hart13/05/2019 11:43:35
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If I have to stand at the bench for any length of time my back start to ache I have an old kitchen stool but its height is far from ideal particularly if a move it around bench to lathe or mill or loco assembly table. Then I saw this design on one of the other forums I frequent, the seat has a clever self clamping device to adjust all you do is take your weight off it and move it to the height you want the sitters own weight provides the clamping force.

Before we have any wise cracks about the side ways photos I did turn the the correct way round but this hosting just won't load then the correct way round any suggestion why this is.

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Circlip13/05/2019 12:06:10
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"Before we have any wise cracks about the side ways photos I did turn the the correct way round but this hosting just won't load then the correct way round any suggestion why this is."

Cos the programmers are too ******g lazy to sort the website programme out. Same token as NOT having posting numbers on replies.

No doubt there will be replies reprinting your original photos Stewart.

Regards Ian.

Graham Stoppani13/05/2019 12:18:05
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A drum stool does a pretty good job as well, plus it can be folded up and stored.

John Haine13/05/2019 12:44:00
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I have a lab-type adjustable seat that I actually got from a closing-down hairdresser. Adjustable in height, adjustable backrest, padded.

Samsaranda13/05/2019 13:49:42
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My daughter found a nearly new perching stool, domestic use type, on free cycle and thought that would suit Dad in his workshop. It is just the job and I can sit at the right height for my mill and lathe. Daughter is always coming up with useful items she finds on free cycle, a year ago she found a heated gilet that uses lithium batteries concealed in a pocket, the item was brand new, still in the manufacturers packaging, apparently someone bought it in Canada brought it back but never used it. Ideal for winter days when I go out clay pigeon shooting.

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Jim Nic13/05/2019 14:10:44
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Looks very useful Stew, is that a lavatory seat you have on it? I manage with an assortment of 3 stools but not having the kit or expertise to weld I shall have to continue doing so.

Jim

Neil Wyatt13/05/2019 15:12:38
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For anyone not wanting to build from scratch, ironing stools do this as well - popular with Dobsonian scope users whose eyepieces move up and down a lot.

Neil

duncan webster13/05/2019 16:53:05
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Posted by Jim Nic on 13/05/2019 14:10:44:

Looks very useful Stew, is that a lavatory seat you have on it? I manage with an assortment of 3 stools but not having the kit or expertise to weld I shall have to continue doing so.

Jim

I don't think it's meant to be that multipurpose, there's no where for the bucket!

martin perman13/05/2019 17:03:11
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Am I correct in thinking it uses a wedge lock.

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Plasma13/05/2019 18:27:24
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Brilliant job, love the variable height. May have a bash when time allows.

mechman4813/05/2019 18:48:26
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I have a two step kitchen stool plus a foldable bar stool in my hobby shop for any support needed.

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Mark Rand13/05/2019 20:04:00
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Due to having been born stupid and spending 61 years improving on the original condition, I've lost the link to the (US, I think) model engineering or welding or similar forum that I got it from, but a chap posted about the same design of chair last year and also included links to some plans that he had made. While I've lost the original link, I still have the plans that I downloaded, and the 12 metres of aluminium 1" square and angle section that I bought to make one of the chairs for SWMBO in her pottery workshop and me for a welding and lathe chair in my shed.

 

If anyone wants to see or download my copy of the plans, they're here:-

Assembly diagram.

Parts diagram.

The material is all 1/8" thickness aluminium square tube or angle apart from the seat, which is whatever wood or bog-seat you come up with.

 

PS:- If anyone can remember the forum that these came from, it'd be nice to know, then we could thank the author.

Edited By Mark Rand on 13/05/2019 20:04:19

Edited By Mark Rand on 13/05/2019 20:05:15

Stewart Hart13/05/2019 20:18:36
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Posted by Jim Nic on 13/05/2019 14:10:44:

Looks very useful Stew, is that a lavatory seat you have on it? I manage with an assortment of 3 stools but not having the kit or expertise to weld I shall have to continue doing so.

Jim

No Jim its not the old throne its off an kitchen stool I was using in the workshop, the drawing calls for a 10" diameter seat the kitchen stool was 12" so I just cut one edge of it off to make it 10".

Waste not won't not

Stew

Stewart Hart13/05/2019 20:24:16
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Posted by Mark Rand on 13/05/2019 20:04:00:

Due to having been born stupid and spending 61 years improving on the original condition, I've lost the link to the (US, I think) model engineering or welding or similar forum that I got it from, but a chap posted about the same design of chair last year and also included links to some plans that he had made. While I've lost the original link, I still have the plans that I downloaded, and the 12 metres of aluminium 1" square and angle section that I bought to make one of the chairs for SWMBO in her pottery workshop and me for a welding and lathe chair in my shed.

If anyone wants to see or download my copy of the plans, they're here:-

Assembly diagram.

Parts diagram.

The material is all 1/8" thickness aluminium square tube or angle apart from the seat, which is whatever wood or bog-seat you come up with.

PS:- If anyone can remember the forum that these came from, it'd be nice to know, then we could thank the author.

Edited By Mark Rand on 13/05/2019 20:04:19

Edited By Mark Rand on 13/05/2019 20:05:15

This is the thread you want posted by a guy who goes by the name of "Ye-ole steam dude"

**LINK**

I got my plans from the same place, but I made mine from 20mm box section steel. I wanted a project to practice my welding on, my biggest mistake was with my first weld it took me by suprise and I burnt through the box section the other were ok and they got neater the more I did.

Stew

Mark Rand13/05/2019 20:44:08
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Thanks for the reminder Stew. I also want to improve my welding, but in this case it's TIG welding of aluminium, since I've mostly done steel, stainless and cast iron to date, apart from one day of playing with it after I'd finished a course at Northampton college . smiley

Now I need to get on and do it. Too many projects, not enough time...

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