Building a "Fractal Chair" from a 1913 patent

Several years ago, YouTuber Eric Tozzi of Hand Tool Rescue lit up the maker community with his introduction and restoration of the "intimate contact vise," a rare 1913 vise for "obtaining intimate contact with, engaging, clamping bodies of any shape" [Patent here]. Eric dubbed it the "fractal vise."

Since then, dozens of makers have created 3D printable versions and versions made from various other materials. And they are now available for purchase via Alibaba and elsewhere.

In this video, Eric reveals that the 1913 patent holder also submitted a patent for an…um intimate contact chair. So, of course he needed to try and recreate one.

Will it turn out to be the mother of all butt-pinchers? Tune in and find out.