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On my site I have a very old leather chair. The "footer" is comprised of a five legged pedestal. Each of the legs has a castor slotted into the bottom of it. I have always found this a useful construct to enable easy transition to another deskspace.

Problem
One of the castors came out of the slot and I found myself somewhat stymIEd in that my study did not look the same as it does from the other chair which is stuFFed with a very comfortable filling.

Fixes I have tried
1) Gently lift the offending leg and re-insert the castor. Outcome - the castor fell out of another leg.
2) Turn the chair onto its side. Outcome - all the castors fell out.
3) With the chair on its side, push all the castors in and twist to lock. Outcome - none of them stayed in place when the chair was turned the right way up.
4) With the chair on its side, push all the castors in, lock and hold them in place with a piece of string. Outcome - all worked beautifully until I tried to undo the string, lifted a leg slightly a.n.d the castor fell off.

My question is:
Is there an easier or more semantic technique I could use to accomplish my objective?

This is a true rendering of the dilemma I find myself in here and now, at this very moment in time.
Thanks very much in advance. Yours, wonkily.

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Dear wonkily ,

My you do have a dilemma. As to the problem with your new vista, this can in fact be remedied if you were to apply some lateral thinking to the problem.

You must ensure that your office now conforms to your new understanding of the standards. Take a hand saw or jigsaw for that matter, and proceed to cut between half to one inch off your desk legs on one side, now your office will in effect be complying with the new standards and all angles returned to normal.

Hope this is of help.

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Dear Hugo
Thank you so much. I carried out your advice to the letter and all looks fine from the stymIEd chair. However, when I view my office from the comfy stuFFed chair - the desk looks er... wonky.
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Dear Wonkily, clearly you have not paid attention to the standards mode rendering of the stuFFed comfy chair. You must put it into compliance mode as well then all office elements will be following the same rules.

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Dear Hugo,
I should have thought of that #-o. I'll just go and cut a bit off two legs of the stuFFed chair. Thank you for your patience.
Yours,
wonkily.

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Err.. I hesitate to bother the forum again but I still have problems.

The desk and the stuFFed chair now have two legs shorter that the other two, in accordance with Hugo's incremental prophecies. This has enhanced my immediate surroundings. Holistically, however, taking everything into account and from a global viewpoint the whole world outside my Windows now looks... wonky. And I am feeling seasick into the bargain.(Found a chundering smiley, but I'm not going to put it up. Oh no!).

Furthermore, I now find I am still unable to whoosh around the office, which was part of the background to this issue, because I ain't got no castors on the chair, which may be something to do with this, what do you think?:
#chair {position:static;}
My original question and explanation of the background to the problem remain on the table, therefore. Perhaps I should wait for the USA to get over last night's hangover, in the hope of fresh insight.

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Dear Wonkily,

In my experience, the only satisfactory long-term solution to your problem would be to burn the ancIEnt chair and replace it with a nice new stuFFed one. Although the ancIEnt chair features the obviously standards-compliant five legs for stability, the designers were clearly trying to mislead you into thinking that it met all other standards, such as those that govern the type of fittings used for the castors. I believe you will find that the castor posts are in fact a completely different diameter to the recesses in the pedestal mounts, and although the chair was supplied with DOCtored grommets to allow the two components to function correctly within the DOMestic environment, this was of course only a temporary solution that was bound to become redundant over the course of time.

Please do not bother this forum again with such trivial problems as you can read about this well-known castor and grommet problem on any one of hundreds of forums devoted to the problems caused by this incompetent chair manufacturer!

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In view of my inherit-ted totally hopeless situation, so lucidly reasoned and put across with the grace of a Panther from a forceful yet quirk-ily paterna-list-ic, by Mr Roy T Boy, I have rushed off to another forum with my tail between my uneven legs.

The solution offered there, after the problem went to closed </tender>, was proposed by Mr Mac T Architect. It is to dismantle the site completely. I shall have to move into rented accommodation, of course. Then the site will be re-built to comletely new specifications, including state of the art techno-do-das. Following that, a new office will be designed then developed, within the site, incorporating a brand new desk and two chairs. Mac has produced a written estimate of £1.5 million to complete. I know, of course, this is likely to rise and the timescales will broaden. Nevertheless, I think this is a small price to pay as Mac absolute-ly assures me this will fix the problem of the loose castor.

That Safar-is it goes as I write. But I expect it'll be all's well that ends well - once I get my Powerbook back from its second visit to the body-shop, of course.

My grateful thanks go to Hugo and Roy for their patience and wise counsel.

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