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    A shooting seat to go on top of an aluminium ladder

    Just two pics to show my build progress.
    A Bavarian beer garden stool that has been recycled ( it was bent slightly from customers jumping up and down on it. I found it in the local recycling yard along with an exercise frame cross brace) combined the two and here it is, very stable it is too and the drilling does not waver when I aimed it at a daffodil head.
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    All my new retirement projects.
    My next project is building a high seat frame made up from steel plasterboarding U sections to make it easily a "by one man transportable unit" possibly with BMX cycle wheels at the bottom, on CAD it works out at 9.5kg.
    As an ex car body designer I am using those principles
    Lets wait and see if it works.
    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    Just two pics to show my build progress.
    A Bavarian beer garden stool that has been recycled ( it was bent slightly from customers jumping up and down on it. I found it in the local recycling yard along with an exercise frame cross brace) combined the two and here it is, very stable it is too and the drilling does not waver when I aimed it at a daffodil head.
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    All my new retirement projects.
    My next project is building a high seat frame made up from steel plasterboarding U sections to make it easily a "by one man transportable unit" possibly with BMX cycle wheels at the bottom, on CAD it works out at 9.5kg.
    As an ex car body designer I am using those principles
    Lets wait and see if it works.
    Martin
    Looks like it will work, I have made several using builders ladders. The challenge is to find the right tree in the right spot with out too much in the way!

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    This was my inspiration but it costs 299 Euros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    Just two pics to show my build progress.
    A Bavarian beer garden stool that has been recycled ( it was bent slightly from customers jumping up and down on it. I found it in the local recycling yard along with an exercise frame cross brace) combined the two and here it is, very stable it is too and the drilling does not waver when I aimed it at a daffodil head.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    All my new retirement projects.
    My next project is building a high seat frame made up from steel plasterboarding U sections to make it easily a "by one man transportable unit" possibly with BMX cycle wheels at the bottom, on CAD it works out at 9.5kg.
    As an ex car body designer I am using those principles
    Lets wait and see if it works.
    Martin
    If you worked for Rover I wouldn't pin your hopes on it

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    Every car maker except rover & Opel cheeky runt. I do know my business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    Every car maker except rover & Opel cheeky runt. I do know my business.
    As a panel beater/painter I would love to meet the twit who designed weld on hinges with the stupid system of a roll pin you had to beat out and in when taking off a door after it was painted!!


    Any way small rant over..lol

    A couple of pictures to get you design brain back in gear...


    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    All the carmakers want to lower costs, so because the doors are painted off the car then get added to the body on assembly the line some bright spark came up with that idea of rollpins to speed up the assembly process, it was not me, I did the Jensen Interceptor front end (it morphed later into the Aston Martin Lagonda when Jensen cars went down) also the original Audi quattro coupe gear shift system & console, then the Cayenne 2002, Polo 2007 Audi A3 2012 & Disco 405 2012 and Tata indicar cockpits amongst others.
    Happy to have left it all behind me now.

    Try this web page
    leitersitz - Google-Suche

    Martin
    BTW I just christened the seat this afternoon with a young fox using the seat as a ground blind, was super stable to shoot from.
    Last edited by Bavarianbrit; 09-05-2016 at 15:20.

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    I have just finished the 1.5 metre high stand that I described earlier to put the seat on top of. It has proven out to be as stiff as a teenager on viagra and the seat weighs in at around 6kg.
    I am well happy with the result but bushed as it was a lot of bending working to make it.
    A picture of it I will post up later.
    Here are the pics it weighs in at 18kg
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    Martin
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    Well done Martin ,cant beat the feeling of" I made that "and it works
    she buys shoes i buy ,shooting,she stops buying shoes,il be amazed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    I did the Jensen Interceptor front end .
    When you say "front end" do you mean the body work design or the steering/suspension/chassis type front end?

    Whichever...I have to say that the Jensen Interceptor front three quarter view has always been one of my all time favourite car designs...pity the back end does not seem to photograph well...

    So congratulations...respect...and all that.

    Even if if you did the bits underneath that we don't see, you made the bits we do see possible!

    Alan

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