My homemade Hitachi saddle Homemade saddle for the Hitachi Magic Wand
Posted Wed Feb 01, 2012 04:39 PM
1. It didn't look very sturdy, being foam
2. It didn't look adjustable
3. The wand generates heat, and this didn't allow for it to breathe
4. The price - $70 !
I knew I could make it better and cheaper... so I did. I used materials I had in my garage, but they would probably total $20 new.
It's sheetmetal so it's sturdy, but it isn't that heavy, maybe 5 lbs. The lines on the sheetmetal is where it was scored every inch so it could be bent/formed. All edges were smoothed down.
It is rather large, 19" long by 13" wide by 11" high. The blue isn't that attractive but is comfortable and washable. In the future it may get a cover to be used as a computer footrest, but for now it's stored away in a closet.
I'll point out some of the features....
Removable padded shell. It's made from an $8 camping pad. Glued together using a hot glue gun.
Underside showing the wand cradle. It's a wire frame with the same padding as the shell. A bungee wraps around the wand to hold it in place.
Side view of the cradle.
Top view of the cradle. The wingnut allows for it to be raised/lowered.
With the shell attached. It's comfy, the gap on the top and sides allow for weight savings and access to the wand. They don't impact comfort at all.
Highest position. You can sit on either side.
Easy access to controls
First time it got used was .... well, let's just say I am VERY happy with the design. The good thing is if it needs to be modified for any reason I can do it. There could be an insertion attachment added as well in the future, kind of like the Sybian. But in order to know if it needs any improvements we'll have to try it out for a while. I hope you all enjoy this post, I know I am proud of my creation.
Posted Wed Feb 01, 2012 05:37 PM
Do a custom paint job on it
Posted Wed Feb 01, 2012 05:41 PM
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Posted Fri Feb 03, 2012 06:09 AM