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Old 09-02-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
Ian Maclean
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custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

first i want to say that i am not trolling for work / payment.
this is a offer to help out some people that may be able to help me get more fit.


i would like to offer up my skills a a metal fabricator to any crossfitters that may want custom gear. in my "day job" i am a forman in the metal divison of a retail display mfg co. mostly working with macy's type clients building displays and furniture. then when i get home i put on my second work hat of the day and build custom furniture and hardware out of my garage shop.
long story short, i can build just about any crossfit gear you may need! not looking to make a living with this, just want to offer it up as a thank you sort of thing to others looking to be fit.



i have a good amount of portable gear and would be happy to work with any crossfitters within a days drive of cleveland. also i would be more than happy to trade labor for training or gear that i can't build for myself.

things that i am seeing in other crossfit gyms that i could easily build:
big nutty jungle gyms
pull up bars
wall ball targets
plyo boxes
custom bar racks
anything under the sun... if you need it i bet i can help out.

-ian
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

Awesome...I'm about an hour south of you and I covet a pull-up bar.
When I figure out where to put it and what its specs need to be, I'll be in touch.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

ha! i just made this for myself Thursday.
(W/F safe)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianmaclean/1306796276/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianmaclean/1163558527/

also check out the tie down grips i did in stainless steel!


was all fun and games until i did my first few (only 4) pullups
oh well, it will be fun to watch the progress i can make!
let me know when you need that bar in ashland. i go down to columbus a few times a month to ride a skatepark with some old friends.




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Old 09-02-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

Ian, I sent you a PM.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

Ian,

I checked out the photos you posted. Your skills are remarkable and the items are very original. Metal working has always been an interst for me but I would very likely burn my family out of a place to live in short ordrer! You should set up an online shop for what you make. David.
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

Ouch... is that a square pullup bar?
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:10 PM   #7
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

yeah, but with a heavy gauge tube the corners have a big radius. it actually feels darn good in my hands. also it was what i had sitting around in scrap.




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Old 09-03-2007, 09:03 AM   #8
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

wife and I are cracking up over "public nudity as self-motivation"

thank you.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:16 AM   #9
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Hey, whatever works...
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:30 AM   #10
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Re: custom "crossfit" metal work in northern ohio

wow you're good.

I'm only 19 and I'm a bit of a beginner at welding. Is that all TIG welded stainless steel?

The rings look fantastic btw
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