Friday, January 25, 2013
Get Out of My Chair!!!
So far, he is pleased with what I came up with...Lots of gears, cogwheels and pulleys.
Now all I have to do is see if I can put it together.
It even has a wind up key in at the rear of the left arm.
It is debatable if he will get to sit in it...Tessie likes all of the gears, cogwheels and pulleys...
The cushion and the foot portion are 3/8".
The two base pieces for the seat are 1 3/4 by 2" from 1/2"stock.
The back is 2" by 3" from 1/2" stock.
The sides are 2" by 2" with a wedge taken out of the top back corner. Also 1/2" stock.
The seat cushion and the foot rest are the same size as the base pieces and from 3/8" stock.
My method of madness for something like this is to just play until it is right....You have the measurements. Proceed at your own risk....
After I got the pieces cut, I pinned them together to see how they worked...
Not bad for a start. Of course, Tessie plopped down into it and refused to move.
To keep Zar from strangling her, I proceeded to pull out the pins, one at a time, until it fell apart and she landed on the floor.
I have a picture in my mind where I want the pieces to fit.
When I was satisfied with the fit, I pinned it back together to see if it was correct.
Did I mention that I custom made the fit for Zar. Tessie wouldn't really be comfortable in it for long. The seat is longer than she is.
Did I also mention that I started drawing up ideas for a couch at the same time...That is nowhere close to where I want to go with it so far...
I have to get back to work. All of the time I have been in here, the Terrible Two have been taking turns sitting in the chair...Zar was sitting in it when I left, but there was Tessie frantically pulling out pins... A few minutes later, I peeked around the corner, only to see them putting it together again...
Alternately, every few minutes, one of them yells, "Get out of my chair!". Then all is quiet until they reassemble it with the pins.
I may have to use a lot of wood putty to fill in the holes, if I don't put a stop to it.
See you tomorrow.