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Bike/Unicycle - custom Built Saddle

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Hi folks - well just like it says on the tin, here is how I put together my wife's custom made saddle - also I am going to use the same method to build and cover a custom unicycle saddle when I am able, that is why at the start of this instructable some steps show a different seat but I thought I may as well make a start while I had the tools out.




 
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Step 1: Tools

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Ok - contact adhesive - sharp knife - scissors - heavy duty stapler - a pen or pencil to draw around your shape or design something - saw for cutting the wood - sand paper/sander - bread knife for cutting the foam - - tea and biscuits.

Step 2: Materials

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So I got together some stuff - the missus wanted a colour to match her newly pimped white trike.

Picked up a white vinyl coat from a charity shop for a fiver and cut out the back and collar - saved the other  large pieces for other projects - - this was the only cost, everything else was scrap or junk.

Cut up an old mattress that was dumped in our bin area - this gave me some beautiful felt like material and some thin foam, but we ended up not using that as it was a bit too soft.

Someone had thrown away a child's wooden bed and mattress - cut off the waterproof cover, took out the foam (a good 3" thick) - after cutting my shapes, saved the rest - - - - - 

My wife's grown up son had changed his wardrobe - guess who got that - - meeeeee! - took it apart and used the wood for my base.

Had an old saddle around - the sprung type.

 
This looks great! Thanks for the share.