Mattress Rolling Device
Mattress springs are designed to hold their shape - they resist being bent and bounce back into the shape of a mattress if you don't or can't keep the pressure on them. I use trampoline springs to hold them in place then apply heat with a torch to the bent areas in order to force them to take on the new shape. This process is very physically demanding and is exhausting so I came up with a design for a device to help make the process less physical. I will have University of Arizona engineering students help with that design or totally redesign it and make a working prototype. I submitted a proposal to UofA engineering and it has been accepted. Now it's time to raise the funds necessary to make this device a reality.
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This is the type of piece I can make with the rolled mattresses
This is 9, twin mattress spring units, rolled and cinched together.
Rolled mattresses could be used similar to the once popular toy, "Lincoln Logs" - of course, finding ways to tidy up the ends! 'Logs' are simply resting on one another as a trial run to see what it might look like to construct with them.
Then I take those 9 rolled mattress spring units, braid them and paint them. This particular piece is 16' long and weighs about 300lbs!