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Project by RockinJB posted 10-02-2015 07:51 PM 2569 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Welp, a closs friend of my wife asked if I could recreate a table she saw on Pinterest, I of course took the bait and here are the results. This sucker is is huge and heavy!! 5’ in diameter, 8 old tractor seats, Douglas fir 4×4’s and some REALLY heavy duty screws.. :)
The spool required a lot of love, but we (I love me some free labor) got her pretty smooth..
Real fun project, pretty easy cuts and assembly.

-- RockinJB





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TravistheNewb

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#1 posted 10-03-2015 01:49 AM

I like it. Will this be used for outdoor entertainment?

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 10-03-2015 02:04 AM

What a great project! Glad to see you had some good helpers! Love it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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htl

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#3 posted 10-03-2015 04:04 AM

That is just so different and cool looking.
It’s hard to find good help but looks like you found some great helpers .

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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RockinJB

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#4 posted 10-03-2015 04:25 AM

Thanks all!! The kiddos are a great help, exspensive cause “everyone” has to have there own belt sander, but I love it…
It’s going to be used outside, the lady I made it for has 5 kids!!! She needed the space!!

-- RockinJB

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1nJen

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 01:00 AM

You already know this of course, but that is an excellent result. How did you source the tractor seats? Where I am, in northern California, they are too “hipster” to afford. I just signed up here and have to post before I can send a message. Happy I stumbled onto your project while wandering the site. Might try it out with old chair seats. Plenty of those to be found on roadsides. Thank you for the inspiration and the photos.

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RockinJB

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#6 posted 10-04-2015 03:02 PM

I got a guy!!! My tractor seats are actually made by a metal worker I met on etsy.. I’ll try to find the website and post it..

FYI – For bigger folks, the seats have to be braced.. Or when you’re showing your customer how sturdy they are, you get horribly emabarrased when it almost falls over… #truestory…

-- RockinJB

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 10-04-2015 05:19 PM

That is very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Richard

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#8 posted 10-07-2015 08:45 PM


Thanks all!! The kiddos are a great help, exspensive cause “everyone” has to have there own belt sander, but I love it… It s going to be used outside, the lady I made it for has 5 kids!!! She needed the space!!

- RockinJB


when you need that many sanders for the Kiddos is when it is time to go to HF.

If you made a Tenon on that bottom 4 X 4 and a Mortise on the leg and then bolted or doweled it would that help with the Tipping issue?

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