Built A Prop Wheel Chair For Our Church Play
Posted November 09, 2012 - 05:12 PM
I got a frame from a scrapped wheelchair, some spoked wheels and an old wooden chair and went to work.
I got some welding practice making the L brackets to mount the foot rest. Made a pedestal for the seat out of plywood painted it all black, made the footrest and ash tray and put it all together last night. I think it will do the job. It certainly looks a lot different than a modern chair.
Got a bit of welding practice
The end result!
A lot of work but fun at the same time. The hardware used on these chairs is unique and unlike anything I have ever worked with before.
- MH81, KennyP and LilysDad have said thanks
Posted November 09, 2012 - 05:19 PM
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Posted November 09, 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted November 09, 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted November 09, 2012 - 06:38 PM
That looks great Brian! It looks just like the original! A lot of the wheelchair hardware is specialized as it is classed as "durable medical equipment" and has to meet higher standards. I have a friend who works in the repair field on wheelchairs and other specialty stuff.
And those parts aren't cheap either. A gal who used to live near us has a daughter in a wheel chair. We almost rebuilt the whole thing with parts from scrap ones. As a matter of fact the back cushion in my desk chair came out of a wheelchair that we got from a guy who works at the theater.
Posted November 09, 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted November 10, 2012 - 06:36 AM