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Old 12-02-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
Nick Bayma
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Hey everyone, here's another method for a homemade bar. I used 1 1/4" electrical conduit (figured a bigger bar might be god for grip), 2"x10"'s and some plywood to support the bar and reinforce the wood. It is secured to the roof joists with 3/8"x4" bolts with lockwashers on the nut side. Super sturdy, and the bar doesn't spin!
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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The plywood is key to this design, very nice!

One could also have multiple sets of holes for various bar diameters.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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When I first thought up this design, I didn't think of the plywood. As I built it, I figured I'd probably pull the bar through the wood supports if there wasn't some kind of support. The plywood is also glued to the supports for extra strength.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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Get yourself an ash dowel to use as the bar, you'll see a big difference in your grip by using wood. I have a thing for wooden pull-up bars. Though I'm only 150lbs so no I haven't had one break yet, when I've used them.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:16 PM   #5
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You could bore 2" holes in 2x4s, hang 'em from the joists, fit a galvanized fence post into the holes, and have one heck of a fat bar for PUs. Works pretty nice. I made one in my garage years back & somewhere have a pic of my now 22 yr old daughter hanging from it when 3 years old.
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