I found some cool pieces in a scrap metal bin, two domed circular pieces of steel and two curved circular pices of steel. I grabbed them out of the scrap bin with stools in mind. 6 months later after gathering more scrap, here they are!
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Step 1: Tools You Will Need
-cut off wheel,
- wire brush
Step 2: Materials You Will Need
- domed circular steel( or some sort of base)
- curved circular steel( or some sort of seat)
- spring( salvaged from old grain auger)
- 1"1/4 , 1/8" gauge tubing 21" long ( salvaged from an Old lathe)
-1"3/4 1/8" gauge tubing 12" long
-2"3/8 tubing 1/4" gauge 1-2"
Step 3: Clean Up Edges
Using a grinder and grind wheel, clean up all the edges around your seat and base
Step 4: Bevel Edges
Using a grinder and grinding wheel bevel the edges of the tubing
Step 5: Bring It Down to Bare Metal
Using a grinder with a wire wheel bring the tubing down to bare steel
Step 6: Welding Spring Stopper
Using a square, weld the 2 3/8" pipe to the 1 3/4" pipe. Tack weld all the way around. This will be flipped over and welded to the base.
Step 7: Welding Seat Post Onto Base
Taking the last piece you just welded, flipping it over, and centre it onto the base, using a 90 degree magnet and a level to keep it straight, tack weld all the way around
Step 8: Shining Up the Base
Using a grinder and grinding wheel, grind the base to bare steel. Starting from the middle and grinding around the post will give you a cool effect . Using a flapper disc afterwards to really make it shine
Step 9: Welding the Post to the Seat
Taking the 1 1/4" tubing again using the magnet and level to keep it straight, tack weld all the way around the post
Step 10: Paint the Bottom of the Seat
Taping off the post with tape and paper you can paint the bottom of the seat black( or whoever colour you want) . After drying completely go over with clear coat
Step 11: Putting It Together
Taking the spring( which can be cut at whatever length desired for comfort) slide it over the tubing attached to the seat.
Then slide tube into the tube connected to the base, and flip upright.
Step 12: Finishes
On the shiny stool I used a flapper disc and used it to make a design, the rusty one I used aluminum brightener acid which rusts steel. Both where clear coated.
And that's how I made my stools from nothing but scrap.
Thanks for looking
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