Another Astro Chair
Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:56 PM
I had some scraps of 2x4 and a few small aluminum tubes with the star nuts in the ends. When I saw the small tubes, I knew I had to make this chair! NOW!
The next day, on my lunch break, I ran to HD picked up a hinge and some long carriage bolts with wing nuts. After dinner, without much cutting, I had the chair standing in front of me. Instead of cutting the notches in the front seat support, I glued and stapled some 1/2" baltic bosses.
For the seat, I had a leftover 10" donut hole from another uta I made. The curve of the round disc felt really nice. It’s very easy to sit down and get up.
I love the way the seat removes by opening the legs and sliding it over both 2x4’s.
Whoever came up with the Denver chair design? They're brilliant.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:15 AM
One thing tho, I would attach a piece of chain or something between the legs to prevent the "splits" if the back leg suddenly decides it wants to pull a prank on you!
Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:12 AM
Last night I used it anyway and the back leg kept walking forward when I was sitting low and leaning forward.
I thought see that's why I have to install that.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:14 PM
I put a hole in the front upright so I can rotate the bar to the front upright when closed.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:25 PM
And inspiring! (if I could only get my tools out of storage, Arrgghhh!!!)
One question though. I know its entirely standard with the Denver design, but I have always wondered how it would fare with the bottom cross-piece on the back leg. This would seem to allow one to get up closer to the scope. But what about stability? On first blush it dosen't seem that all that much would be given up. Thoughts?
Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:42 PM
I had no problem getting close to the scope, just rotate the chair so the bottom leg isn't in the way.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:10 PM
Last week my kids were teasing me about the dust collecting on the work bench......I think I found my next project.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:20 PM
I think I found my next project.
and its an easy project, less than half a saturday - well if you paint it, more...
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Now for a cushion on that seat.
I do have a drum throne I have to re-upholster, kill two seats in one sitting?
I'm going to leave it for now, school room furniture concept, I'm not that old...yet.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:16 PM
and think I have all the suitable parts & materials available already.
That's exactly why I made it, not much needed.
Plus the night before, I cracked a teak chair leg.
It could easily be left outside at our place in a quiet corner