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Old 02-14-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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DIY Atlas stones

Here's a great use for a sleeve from an old/broken barbell:

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=305&pid=2640 (WFS)

Tried it today - works great!
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

Niiiiiiiice.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

nice find.

Ive bought from them before ... but obviously making your own would be much more cost effective. They are a bit pricey.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

You say barbell sleeve, I say iron pipe and clamps. Tomayto, tomahto, right?
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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Skylar - as long as it's cheap, right?
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

Guys,

Kurtis Bowler turned me on to these folks:

http://www.slatershardware.com/stonemolds.html (WFS)

I'm all about this. The world needs more Atlas stones...

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Old 02-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

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Here's a great use for a sleeve from an old/broken barbell:

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=305&pid=2640 (WFS)

Tried it today - works great!
Does anyone know what the diameter is on the barbell sleeve? If I know what size tubing I need. I can weld something up in my shop. All I will need is to add an one permanent end stopper to the correct size tubing.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:30 AM   #8
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

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1" for standard plates
2" for olympic plates
1.95" or 50mm for high end competion plates, or evn some old Yorks that were made in the USA.

Go with 2" you can't go wrong. That's why a loose or broken end to a barbell could be used

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Old 02-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #9
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1" for standard plates
2" for olympic plates
1.95" or 50mm for high end competion plates, or evn some old Yorks that were made in the USA.

Go with 2" you can't go wrong. That's why a loose or broken end to a barbell could be used

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Old 02-16-2008, 12:51 PM   #10
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Re: DIY Atlas stones

Jon, Thanks for posting the slater hardware website. It was on a previous post and I could not remember the name of the place when I went to find it. Those atlas stone molds are awesome. I am trying to figure out a way I could make them myself.
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