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Old 10-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #21
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Re: DIY CrossFit Equipment

I am very interested in how you have found to make a leak proof handle. I have been looking at making a few bags though have been waiting to see exactly how to keep the sand inside.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:00 AM   #22
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Re: DIY CrossFit Equipment

Jerred,

Just wanted to say I liked your DIY corner. Good projects, easy to follow. Your power rack inspired me to build my own. I took some of your ideas and dimensions but made a few changes to suit my own preferences. Spent a little extra money on mine but definitely pleased with the outcome.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:41 AM   #23
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I make bulgarian bags for boxes and individual CFers. I've made and sold just over 200 now and have a nice pile of about 20 bags myself (20-160lbs a piece). It been a year of 400+ individual lessons on making non-sand-leaking and dependable handles. A box recently prescribed a partner wod that featured 400 sandbag slams per team...for 8 or so classes that day. And after more than 3,000 slams per bag...not a grain of sand spilled!
Anyways, I'm clearly a fan of this training method and would be happy to give you some pointers or answer questions on making better handles. I've attached a up-close of handles on bags in production and another of finished bags waiting to dish out some lovepain at a local competition. Many more pictures available if anyone is interested.

Pictures are w/f/s.

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Nice work, Nathan!! What technique did you use, if you don't mind....? The bags look great and no doubt are built better than mine. I wanted to see if I could build it; not really concerned with aesthetics but functionality. Now, I want it to look good as well. lol
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #24
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I just wanted to posted some of my DIY equipment. I've found some excellent idea sources from threads like this one.
I'm still finishing up my garage gym. I have to find the pix of my slosh pipe, KB and 45# sandbag....

BTW. At Jerred : I added the handles to my Bulgarian sandbag
What is that thing on the right?
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:34 PM   #25
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Jerred,

Just wanted to say I liked your DIY corner. Good projects, easy to follow. Your power rack inspired me to build my own. I took some of your ideas and dimensions but made a few changes to suit my own preferences. Spent a little extra money on mine but definitely pleased with the outcome.
Thanks!! Your power rack looks amazing!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #26
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What is that thing on the right?
I was thinking the same thing... is it a farmers walk handle???
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #27
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Zane,
That was my prototype of Farmer's walk handles. Used another guy's idea using gate hinges and plumbing pipe. I originally used 1.5 black pipe. It didn't turn out very well.....

I went by a scrapyard and picked up some 1.25 fence post and used that. I bought some conduit connectors for about 25 cents each to keep the weights from sliding, and some old dumbbell handles. The finished product is pictured below with some weights I scored off Craigslist; 90+ lbs for $20.

I walked them with 80 lbs per hand and they felt good. I'm not a big guy, 6'1 190 lbs, so I won't be doing strongman weight. They serve their purpose and they were inexpensive.

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Very Cool!
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:30 PM   #29
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Re: DIY CrossFit Equipment

What is everyones source for the inner tubes for the bulgarian bags?

I've asked around and haven't found any as of yet.

Any particular sizes or additional info would be great.

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Hi Michael,

I make bulgarian bags for boxes and individual CFers. I've made and sold just over 200 now and have a nice pile of about 20 bags myself (20-160lbs a piece). It been a year of 400+ individual lessons on making non-sand-leaking and dependable handles. A box recently prescribed a partner wod that featured 400 sandbag slams per team...for 8 or so classes that day. And after more than 3,000 slams per bag...not a grain of sand spilled!
Anyways, I'm clearly a fan of this training method and would be happy to give you some pointers or answer questions on making better handles. I've attached a up-close of handles on bags in production and another of finished bags waiting to dish out some lovepain at a local competition. Many more pictures available if anyone is interested.

Pictures are w/f/s.

best, nj
I've used these at Crossfit Amped. They were pretty cool and seemed buttetproof.
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