Wheelchair table for rifle shooting

Project  / Project number: SD 03.10.09  /  Status:

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The challenge

Wheelchair table for rifle shootingRobert enjoys the sport of target shooting and one of the disciplines he competes in requires that his right elbow is rested on a support table. The table needs to fit on his wheelchair and be as firm as possible.

The wheelchair has no arm rests or arm rest supports so the table needed either a dedicated fixing point attaching to the chair or the option chosen which was to attach to the footrest support.

The obvious disadvantage of this is that the table and the footrest cannot be used at the same time. If this proves to be a problem in the long term we will have to think again. (Ideas welcome).

The table was 9mm ply mounted with hinges onto aluminium brackets constructed from box section (ex stepladder) and tube (ex walking frame). These slotted into 1″ od steel tubes which in turn fitted into the foot rest supports. The table is light enough for Robert to fit and remove himself but firm enough for shooting and folds flat for transport.

He is now able to participate fully in his chosen sport and is aiming in every way for 2012.

Scunthorpe & District

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