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Old 05-22-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
Adam Woolley
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Portable oly platform,

So what do you guys think? The sides can come off for easy storage. Thoughts?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: Portable oly platform,

I like it. You could probably make the center a little smaller for even more portability. Curious to see how it holds up.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:28 AM   #3
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Re: Portable oly platform,

Curious what are the dimensio? looks kind of small maybe 4x8? when i read the thread title I was expecting something more like 8x8 or bigger.

Either way kudos to you for making something nice and portable, i'll agree you could make the centre wooden section narrower.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:47 AM   #4
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Re: Portable oly platform,

Looks good. What are the dimensions and weight? I reckon it would actually be more noisy dropping on the wood than on the rubber tiles underneath it?
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #5
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Re: Portable oly platform,

Can you do split jerk on that? Looks a little short for a tall person
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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Re: Portable oly platform,

Here are the plans
so two 4'x4' plywood. Quality depends on what you'd like for base. Liquid nail and wood screw those pieces together 1&1/4in wood screws worked for mine. After that sets, get better quality 4'x4' wood for top platform. Sand with medium grade sand paper (80 or higher) then sand with very fine grade (220) is what I used I believe. Wipe down to prevent wood dust on top. Then pic out a stain you'd like and stain it.

After stain drys put first coat of interior/exterior polyurethane, either gloss or semi gloss for nice look. After that dries use fine sand paper again and then wipe clear of debris and put another coat of polyurethane and then repeat one more time. Now for the bumpers I used 2'x4' plywood. Two layers thick, leaving the third layer for horse stall mat. Wood screw and liquid nail those together and use weights or clamps to make sure tight lock
And repeat for other bumper side. For the mats I would just use 6 wood screws to hold in place, liquid nail didn't real adhere to them. 1&5/8in thick wood nails for the top layers. After all those steps are done I got some frame wood and drilled those along the side in order to create that little lip you see for handle placement and prevent weights from rolling. These instructions are for a portable platform though. If you want a permanent one I would sort of follow the same directions but just make a bigger solid 8'x8' platform following similar steps. Hope this helps Adam Woolley. Also I used either zinc or goldplated screws to prevent rust.
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