Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hiking Bench

I was just thinking about building a hiking bench this morning before reading Tillerman's post about dragging his bench out to start working out. I looked around for plans on Google for a while with no great success. Oh sure, there are some commercially made kits that seem to be based on Dick Tillman's design in his book "Laser Sailing for the '90's" and there is even a folding version designed by Nick Livingston, a Laser sailor in the UK, but I think it would be interesting to use some of my rusty engineering skills to design my own. I should be able to take the basic measurements from Nick Livingston's design and then come up with my own design...it'll have to be pretty sturdy so I might make it modular so that I can disassemble it to put it away. When the plans are done I will post them here.

7 comments:

Tillerman said...

Interesting. The Nick Livingstone folding version looks like an adaptation of the Dick Tillman design. Definitely a good idea.

Will be interested to see what you come up with.

Anonymous said...

too bad you went to MIT, if only you knew an engineer with design experience...

Litoralis said...

My hiking bench doesn't need to be made of carbon fiber with a PBO hiking strap, "anonymous" (or should I say "Knitoralis").

tscurbl said...

but it might need some serious stress analysis...

helmster said...

Don't tell me you're going to start working out? Getting ready for the STAR season?! :) Let me know when you get your plans set as I was also thinking about building a bench.

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