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Old 10-14-2005, 07:28 AM   #11
John Phipps
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Good point Larry. It is hard enough for me to get through the WOD without the equiptment beating me up as well. I will try to make a slope-sided box this weekend.

Last night for "Kelly" I did "stump jumps". I have two logs that I haven't split that are around 20" high and 18" to 20" round. A bit unstable but it was available.
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Old 10-14-2005, 05:01 PM   #12
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The problem with BFS is that the shipping on the boxes is almost as high as the cost of the boxes. Or so I recall. That could have changed.

I like the angled sides because they can stack neatly that way. The next on top of each other very easily.
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:09 PM   #13
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Beth

I was wondering how you went with building some outdoor pull-up bars?? If things went well would i be able to grab some instructions/measurments ect from you??
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:29 PM   #14
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Nikki,
JK here (the guy who built Beth's bars)
Regarding the pullup bars - sorry, that's classified information, we don't provide that to Aussies' for fear of upsetting the kangaroos.
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Seriously, I'll post that on the "Outdoor pullup bars" thread so as not to Hijack Lincoln's cool plyoboxes (which we'll be building soon!)
I love the sharing of information here.
Thanks, Lincoln!!

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Old 10-18-2005, 04:00 PM   #15
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Lincoln, any reason in particular you went with maple plywood? Was it a matter of having a better finish, or is maple stronger?

Great looking boxes, BTW.
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #16
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Better quality wood. Harder surface, less voids in the ply, less knotholes, holds screws better. It really tore up my saw blade too. The wood was actually from the center section from my old Olympic weightlifting platform, so I know it's durable!
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:32 AM   #17
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Lincoln,

How did you determine the proper angle to use at the top edge and bottom edge in order to make a sloped box?
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:28 AM   #18
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Cardboard mockup (first photo). Then I just set the saw blade angle to match.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:16 PM   #19
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Re: My plyo box project.

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to say I used it as a guide to build my own today. Thanks for the info!

It took about an hour. I used 3/4" plywood, 2" deck screws, and heavy-duty wood glue. Tools were: circular saw, jig saw, & drill. I skipped the cardboard part because I have built many things out of wood before.

Also, 1 4x8 piece of plywood is enough for two 18" boxes.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2428/plyobox.jpg
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