Introduction: Height Adjustable Workshop Stool From an Old Office Chair
This is an entry in the
Trash to Treasure
Being an aircraft mechanic, I end up working in all kinds of body positions, standing, sitting, lying down, upside-down, and reaching overhead.
To save my knees, sometimes I use a mechanics rolling seat, instead of kneeling.
Sometimes I work on a bench, but my rolling seat is too short to sit and work from at a bench.
The shop only has one, and it is normally in use, plus it is bare metal and uncomfortable.
I could'vebought one, but that's just against my nature.
Recently one of my coworkers had a mechanics seat that the welds failed on, so he gave it to me for scrap metal.
At the same time, an office chair broke, and it was by the door to be thrown away.
Step 1: Dr Frankenstein
I removed the comfortable top from the broken mechanics seat, saving the hardware.
Then I removed the seat bottom from the broken office chair, the fasteners required an Allen wrench, but I have a tool box full of tools.
The office chair base was still solid, and the wheels are perfect.
I lined up two of the holes in the office chair base with two screw holes in the mechanics seat top. The holes were too large, but a washer under each screw head solved that problem.
Step 2: It's Alive!
Now I have a perfect work stool for bench work, and any overhead projects under the aircraft.
It is height adjustable, and even can tilt I'd I desire it to.
Total cost, free!
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