Tractor Seat Bar Stool

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Project by JonK posted 09-19-2017 02:22 PM 785 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had one these old tractor seats laying in my shop for over two years and even though the seat was rusted out I thought I could stretch myself a little and weld it up. As you can see in picture two, I used an old plow blade to patch the hole. It took some heating and hitting to make it fit but the seat is very comfortable. I made the base from spalted maple and have enjoyed the two projects of wood and metal coming together. The legs are attached with mortise and tenons with also metal at the base for support. This project is very sturdy and will be used to teach from during a Wednesday night class. Hope it will inspire someone!

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#1 posted 09-19-2017 04:41 PM

These are very attractive and have a lot of nice character.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#2 posted 09-19-2017 05:02 PM

Fun project. Welding is a skill I’ve not tried.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 09-19-2017 11:38 PM

Neat project!

I have previously served my sentence in a seat like that on a hay rake and then on an old Ford Tractor with the same type of seat. The one I still own is on the shop stairway to the lower shop!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 02:48 AM

That’s really great. I’d have copied yours if my son hadn’t cut mine all to crap for a motorcycle seat!

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