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I wanted to design a chair with the lowest possible moments at each joint but stay away from the original straight leg design. By using Force Effect by Autodesk on an Ipad, this is what I came up with:

With a load of 200lb evenly distributed across the seat of the chair, there is less that 8 lb.* in. of torque at each joint.. Since this is only my first design, I decided to build a 1:8 scale model of the chair out of wooden matches and superglue. Here are the following steps to building it.

Step 1: Set up and prep

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First is the set up for the project. You will want to place wax paper over a hard surface that you don't mind getting cut up by razor blades. (I used an old notebook that I had laying around) Set out your wooden matches and cut 8 of them to 2in. and 2 more of them to 1.75in. using the razor blade and set them aside. 
mnichol43 years ago
should have lit the matches for the photo, the amount of time it takes for a cataclysmic change reaction and phase change of phosphoro in comparison to a camera flash is relatively reasonable. Also, the wax paper serves as a safety net in case one of the matches falls due to the force of your photography. All around though, well done. Balance the force::applies for kinetics and statics, and therm o-dynamics, and dancing, and typing.
buirv3 years ago
Leaving the heads on the matches makes it seem like you want to torch your Dog whether by accident or intent. Is that the deal here?