Me pounding away.
Ok, so there is one good thing about having a school that is under construction: you can hammer away at a piece of metal with a ball-peen hammer for an hour and nobody notices. That is what we had to do in order to crush the metal tubing of the hand truck enough to bend it into the shape of a chair. It involved a lot of noise and Vanessa and I both throwing all our weight into it to bend the thing, but it got done. The bends however are a weak point in the structure of the chair. We are planning on fixing this with triangular wooden braces to improve stability. The casters for the front wheels are done and fit perfectly in the holes we drilled. The project is looking more and more like an actual wheelchair every day.