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Old 09-30-02, 02:37 PM   #1
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Numb Ass needs butt mold!:(

My homebuilt bent has a standard wedgie seat. When I get off, my back, my butt and my Johnson are numb. I want to make a seat that follows err...my natural shape. No back rest, just a, say ten by ten, place to park it. I thought of some wet sand in a large salad bowl, but my wife has issues with that idea. There has got to be a better way to make a fiberglass mold. I've got a bath tub! But I'm not that big. Any ideas out there? :confused:

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Old 10-01-02, 09:03 AM   #2
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Funny you should mention that, an old friend did something of the same thing. It was just explained to me in an Email, so I will try to spit it out again (Email long gone), but this is the basics. Take a wad of clay, roll it out a little wider and longer (an inch should do) than you need. leave it about 2-3 inchs thick depending on how much "depth" you think you need. Sit on it until you get the impression you want. Fill this impression with plaster of paris for a "positive". Use a release agent (pam?) and fiberglass the positive to the shape desired. He did say you maybe able to get away with wet sand instead of clay, but he had a block of clay so used it. I have not seen the results, and this was a couple years ago, but the theory sounds resonable.
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Old 10-01-02, 10:38 AM   #3
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MY daughter just finished art courses and there are two 4"X4"X8" bricks of red modeling clay on the drafting table. I paid for them, right?. Thanks for info. Just sit, my kind of job. I'm gonna go now and make an ass of myself. Bye.

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Intereseting ,you say your Johnson was numb as well as your backside.I always thought that recumbents prevented that sort of thing,you know numb nuts and the like.
I wonder if any body else gets a numb Johnson when after riding a recumbent?
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Old 10-07-02, 06:30 AM   #5
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I'm getting numb because I'm using a "wedgie" seat on the recumbent. Latest is a large tractor like seat with thick foam and springs, not good. During the weekend we started building the frame for a moulded seat. It will have the usual tilt adjustment and 5 inches "for to aft" adjustment. We also built a frame for a second recumbent. Pic.s in the camera but at the beginning of the roll. It's going to be some time before I get them developed.
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I just can't understand why anyone would want butt mold.

Mark my words, you'll have to see the Doctor to get rid of it.
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Gotta be a bit of a numb-ass, I quess.
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