|Project by richgreer||posted 08-10-2012 10:41 PM||2715 views||2 times favorited||32 comments|
I really enjoy my ‘49 John Deere A. I participate in plowing events (my favorite) and I also participate in organized tractor rides. Tomorrow, I will participate in a organized one day ride. I thought a one day ride, as opposed to the more common 3 day rides, would be a great chance to introduce my wife to this activity.
Hence, I built a buddy seat. You can see that the actual seat was a purchased product. The challenges was to build the platform for it to be bolted to. Many of my tractor riding friends are welders. I’m not. I incorporated a couple of angle irons into the projects, but most of it is built with white oak. This platform is SOLID. b.t.w. I chose white oak because it holds up to weather so well. I’m not going to put a finish on it because I want it to get that weathered look.
This was a case of “design on the fly”. When I started building I did not know what it would look like when I was done. It sort of evolved. Nonetheless, I am very happy with it.
The only white oak I could find was 8/4 QS (expensive). I resawed some of it to give me some 6/4 and 4/4.
My wife and I are looking forward to tomorrow’s ride.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.