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Old 09-06-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
Beth Moscov
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I am about to make some 20 inch boxes and probably some smaller one's too. It seems easier to make them solid square but the ones from bigger,faster,stronger are angled. When I spoke to them, they recommend the angle. Since I am seriously wood challenged, plain square seems easier.

Those of you who have plain square and not angled - do you find any serious problems with the flat sides?

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Old 09-06-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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With the red and blue boxes stacked it is 32 inches tall. Seems my edges are a bit sharp and I occasionally miss a jump. That scrape on my left shin is right over the top of another that was not yet healed. The angled sides are supposed to prevent shin scrapes by keeping the top away from your shins when you miss and your toes hit the sides of the box.

If you never miss, straight sides are no problem. The first time you miss you will wish you had angled sides. So, you can make straight sides and never miss, make straight sides and deal with the scrapes when they happen or make straight sides and wear soccer shin guards.

Or make angled sides.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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If you went with the straight edges, you might consider getting some foam pipe insulation (the kind that slips around hot water pipes) at Home Depot. They are cheap, and come slit up one side to make opening them easy. You could open one up and wrap it around a corner. Gorilla Glue or construction adhesive would work to attach it to the corners of the box. That (in theory) would help prevent you from getting those beautiful shins that Eugene has! I haven't personally tried this, so take it for what it's worth.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:39 PM   #4
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or you could round the edges with a sander. Won't completely stop a scrape but if you round it pretty good you will probably only recieve a light scrape.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:40 PM   #5
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I sanded the top edge of my box down so they are rounded off and not as sharp as a 90 degree angle. I haven't missed yet but I suspect it would still hurt but hopefully not as bad.
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:43 AM   #6
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You could always construct a box with only one sloping side.

It would be easier than the full truncated pyramid boxes and would give you the option of living dangerously or using the slope.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:03 AM   #7
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Cover(glue) your boxes with pieces of jigsaw mat or any high density foam.
Invest in Gymnastic Shapes/Mats like =MTDEV
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:45 AM   #8
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good ideas folks. Covering sounds like the way to go.

And Eugene - it is nice to see your smile again even if the photo was meant so show your scraped shins!
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:46 AM   #9
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Building a box with four sloping sides is not for amateurs. That's some serious woodworking.
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:38 AM   #10
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just put shin pads on like someone said, a lot cheaper.
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