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fattrav 04-24-2014 03:33 AM

Snowboard seat
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Moved house the other day and was wanting to hang my old Rossi decoy up on the wall, the 'boss' stated that under no circumstances was that happening, but would like to see my board used as a bench seat for the dinner table. I took it to work and made up a frame. This is the outcome. Attachment 45450Attachment 45458 and here it is in action Attachment 45466

Tatanka Head 04-24-2014 03:39 AM

Are you drinking beer with ice cream? I'm a lover of both, but never, ever together.

I'm actually looking for two boards right now to make a bench for my balcony. How stable is your bench? Does it get wobbly when loaded up?

fattrav 04-24-2014 03:44 AM

Nah, its beer, chicken leak and mushroom pie with mash potaotes. The squiggles on top is tomato sauce. The seat is not overly wobbly, though I am going to make some feet for the ends of the pipe feet, as there was a little bit of distortion in the welding process, just to make it sit better on hard based surfaces. The board still had a little flex in it too as it is mounted to the frame through binding insert holes. Myself and the boss sat on it and its certainly sturdy enough.

neni 04-24-2014 04:55 AM

Looks good :thumbsup:
Could you add a upside-down pic?

fattrav 04-24-2014 05:03 AM

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Attachment 45482 if I remember tomorrow I will add a few of the construction pics

ekb18c 04-24-2014 06:07 AM

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Nicely done. Those metal studs things may not be good for your butt though. :giggle:

Lunchball 04-24-2014 06:56 AM

Nice welds.

mojo maestro 04-24-2014 07:24 AM

Can't hang it on the wall..........but you can have it in the kitchen. I will never understand the thought process of most "bosses". Looks good the metal instead of wood.

fattrav 04-24-2014 06:27 PM

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Here's a few pics of the process. The seat channel (reinforcing underneath) is 70x30x1140mm long, the overall height is 420mm, the pipe is 38x1mm and the bottom cross member is 300 wide. Attachment 45489 cut pipes to length and did a test pipe notch on a bit of scrap pipe. Attachment 45497 notched the pipes on a linisher and finished the shape with a grinder, in this photo I'm checking the fit of the two pipes together, its close enough. Attachment 45505 one of the pipe feet with the end caps welded on, I should have drilled a little hole to help gas escape for when I welded the up right on it (live and learn).

fattrav 04-24-2014 06:35 PM

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Attachment 45513 punching holes in the channel. Attachment 45521 doing some test welds (more coffee and a new tungsten were required) Attachment 45529 welding the frame up. Attachment 45537 completed frame Attachment 45545 drilling holes in the board for mounting, this was the scariest part of the whole process Attachment 45553 bolting it all together. Some one said about having the studs on it. I've sat on them a few times and perhaps due to having a fat ass, haven't noticed them at all. I wanted to have to board in its 'as riden' state and may at a later date remove the stickers and sand and polish the top sheet, but for now I'm fairly happy with it.

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