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Old 03-01-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
Shawn Casey
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Anyone have any ideas on making highland weight/hammers? My idea was to buy a loading pin and a handle for a toss/throw training weight. Where can I get the handles? I read that I could make a hammer out of a coffee can, galvanized pipe and some lead. I don't feel comfortable about training with lead. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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Check out Dan John's website for anything throwing related.
www.danjohn.org
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:51 AM   #3
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The poor man's hammer.

Take a length of 1" diameter pipe with at least 3" to 4" of threading on on end, like plumbers use -- get the length from one of the HG websites.

then you can use two threaded flanges to pin however many pounds of standard diameter weight plates between the flanges. Best part is it is adjustable between light and heavy weights.

You can work up the same type of arrangement with heavy duty PVC and flanges, but you have to glue or duct tape them in place. You trade flexibility of the shaft for the ability to easily adjust the weight. You can also get creative with the flanges, anything that will hold the weights in place will do.


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Old 03-02-2006, 06:53 AM   #4
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Oh yea, use combinations of 1#, 5# and 10# standard diameter weights. Anything larger gets in the way of your rotation.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks alot, guys!
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
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Re: Highland games

The Macebell (wfs) should work (for practice, not competition)
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #7
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Re: Highland games

a couple links on the page below should help:

http://www.geocities.com/aedziepak/heavy/
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:21 PM   #8
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Re: Highland games

Wow, I posted this over a year ago and I'm still getting replies! Better late than never. Thanks guys.


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