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Old 05-01-2011, 02:24 PM   #11
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Re: Home made Jerk Boxes

These looked pretty decent too: http://jerkboxconstruction.blogspot.com/ (WFS)

I would love to have some jerk boxes but that takes up a good bit of room in a garage gym.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #12
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Re: Home made Jerk Boxes

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I've made them, and they worked great!! I only had one minor issue, the boxes would bounce and shift when you dropped heavier weights on them. If I were to do it again, I would find a way to weight them down or something to keep them from shifting.
Which one's did you make? Christophir's are more adjustable and each piece is lighter, but I'd worry too about them shifting. A solution would be attaching the end 2x4's 2" away from the edge and fastening 2x2 on the ends of the topside to make a "groove" for them to next together.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:17 PM   #13
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Which one's did you make? Christophir's are more adjustable and each piece is lighter, but I'd worry too about them shifting. A solution would be attaching the end 2x4's 2" away from the edge and fastening 2x2 on the ends of the topside to make a "groove" for them to next together.
Sorry I didn't specify, but I made these: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~simonrl/wl/jerkboxes/

I had ideas about how to stabilize them, but then I got into law school and too busy, then I moved and sold them to a fellow lifter. When I make another pair, I'll engineer some sort of solution. Thanks!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:26 AM   #14
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I've made them, and they worked great!! I only had one minor issue, the boxes would bounce and shift when you dropped heavier weights on them. If I were to do it again, I would find a way to weight them down or something to keep them from shifting.

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Old 05-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #15
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Re: Home made Jerk Boxes

Some really good ideas here!! Thanks all!! I won't be building any for quite a while though.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:16 AM   #16
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Aaron, did you make these? I have a friend who is willing to be my carpenter, and I was looking at these plans and the ones that Catalyst has posted at http://www.cathletics.com/articles/a...p?articleID=52 (WFS)
We made jerk boxes from the CA plans, with a few mods. The tops did not seem to be secure enough with the 2x4s only on the bottom. We framed the top with a 2x4 along one side and 2x6s on the others. This really squared and secured the entire top section. The 2x6s also replace the need for trim pieces along the top. We also used two handles on each end as well.

I bought 16 ft lengths of 2x10s to cut down on costs. If you can find really straight 16 ft lengths, go for it. Otherwise use the shorter lengths in the plans to avoid the hassles of minor leveling imbalances.

Total project costs was about $300 (including 10% military discount at Lowe's). Would have been even lower if I had known that one of our box members could have hooked me up with lumber at cost after I brought a truckload of lumber to the gym!Click image for larger version

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Old 05-09-2011, 07:47 PM   #17
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Re: Home made Jerk Boxes

Wow. Those are pretty.
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