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Old 05-29-2009, 09:57 AM   #111
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Re: Poorman's Rings

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:33 AM   #112
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Nice job James! There's some special satisfaction in getting it done on your own.

Post pictures of the whole enchilada when you get them hung.
Its taken awhile but here they are in all they're glory!

Socks are optional!

Love it
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:24 AM   #113
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Hi everybody. I read through all of these posts to make my own rings. I made a blog post about it with pictures and detail. I hope it's helpful.

http://blackrockmind.blogspot.com/20...ast-rings.html

Just don't laugh at how tiny I am in the last picture.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:07 AM   #114
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I couldn't figure out how to edit my post above this one. I added another picture based on a commenter's request. If you'd like to see more pictures or anything like that, let me know. I hope it's helpful.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:35 PM   #115
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Re: Poorman's Rings

Made a set today. Total outlay <$7.

~$4 for the lashing straps at Harbor Freight Tools. http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-...aps-67386.html

~$3 for the 5' Sch 40, 1" diam PVC pipe at Lowe's. http://www.lowes.com/pd_23977-1814-P...14_4294937087_

Cut my PVC @ 21", wish I'd used 22" or so, now. But these are perfectly functional.

Edit: If you're impatient and don't want to (or can't) hold the ring around your paint can, weight, etc. for 5 minutes, hold it tight around the object while having a friend/spouse/child pour cold water all over the PVC pipe. Two big glasses of water and it's set in <1 min.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:14 PM   #116
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Made a set today. Total outlay <$7.

~$4 for the lashing straps at Harbor Freight Tools. http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-...aps-67386.html

~$3 for the 5' Sch 40, 1" diam PVC pipe at Lowe's. http://www.lowes.com/pd_23977-1814-P...14_4294937087_

Cut my PVC @ 21", wish I'd used 22" or so, now. But these are perfectly functional.

Edit: If you're impatient and don't want to (or can't) hold the ring around your paint can, weight, etc. for 5 minutes, hold it tight around the object while having a friend/spouse/child pour cold water all over the PVC pipe. Two big glasses of water and it's set in <1 min.
My apologies for forgetting. Both links are WFS.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:30 AM   #117
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This thread is awesome...
I've started mass producing these rings. There are no dents/kinks in them and they are nice and round (not flat).

They are amazing. Working on my Muscle-ups and Ring Dips.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:22 AM   #118
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Re: Poorman's Rings

Hey guys, I'm new to this site and this is my first post. These rings are sick and I've made them my summer project. I opted to use mountain climbing webbing instead. What i did was used about 0.75 m to thread through the rings and then tied the ends together with a beer knot. Then I tied a 3m length of webbing around the beer knot using a double figure eight knot. This 3 m length has alpine butterfly knots every 0.5-ish meter and there is a caribiner attached to the end of the 3 m length. This way I can adjust the length of the rings by clipping the biner at different butterfly knots. Altogether it was around $25. It's also much safer and longer lasting than using tie-downs or lashing straps. Let me know what you guys think.

ps. the knots are all on wiki
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:47 PM   #119
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Thanks everyone, I made a set and mounted them on the floor-joists in my basement. It cost about $25 and took several hours, including the trip to the hardware store. The third pic shows how I mounted the straps. I'll have to watch to make sure I don't eventually wear through the straps.
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