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Old 03-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
Mauricio Leal
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Re: my new DIY power rack

This design made me think about how it might not be that hard to make some reasonably sized wooden J-cups with big nuts and bolts as "pins", because then it would adjustable and a complete replacement while still sooo cheap. Probably have to use 4x4s for the uprights, but still.

And yeah I'd reinforce those spotter arms and maybe put a strip or two of rubber matting on top just in case you ever have an ugly front squat miss on them.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #12
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Re: my new DIY power rack

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This design made me think about how it might not be that hard to make some reasonably sized wooden J-cups with big nuts and bolts as "pins", because then it would adjustable and a complete replacement while still sooo cheap. Probably have to use 4x4s for the uprights, but still.

And yeah I'd reinforce those spotter arms and maybe put a strip or two of rubber matting on top just in case you ever have an ugly front squat miss on them.
HAHA, I have another design in mind that would accommodate many different heights.... I'll have to see if I can get something to upload for ya to check out....
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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My design has a bit of flex, but I would still trust it with well over 200lbs, perhaps 300.
Nice work!

300 easy. Probably double that in reality unless you're going to really slam stuff into it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:16 AM   #14
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Re: my new DIY power rack

If any one of you guys can come up with a wooden adjustable J-hook design, please do not hesitate to let us know......
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #15
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If any one of you guys can come up with a wooden adjustable J-hook design, please do not hesitate to let us know......
The wooden squat rack already doesn't sound safe, but adding adjustable j-hooks probably are even worse.

Maybe drill some holes down at an angle and put some kind of metal rod in it? Or a large bolt or something. Still wouldn't trust that though.
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