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smokinHawk
01-08-2008, 09:02 AM
a friend of mine built this benchpress

the ultimate benchpress
awesome features he put in it like adjustable racks and safety catches (can be used for lockouts), places to anchor bands to
me wants.
http://www.seatstaysup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1622&d=1199807680.jpg

RedSpikeyThing
01-08-2008, 10:44 AM
Sweet! I wish I was skilled enough to build something like that. Those rusty plates are awesome, by the way.

deeder
01-08-2008, 10:46 AM
That is much more professional than I was expecting!! It looks like a pretty sweet bench!

bjohnso
01-08-2008, 10:54 AM
Cool bench. Is your friend a welder?

deeder
01-08-2008, 10:59 AM
Cool bench. Is your friend a welder?

I'd guess machinist... I can't see any welds

Edit: Nevermind... There are lots of welds haha

I'd still guess machinist though

RickTheDestroyer
01-08-2008, 11:08 AM
This is me being extremely jealous.

smokinHawk
01-08-2008, 12:01 PM
yes he is a welder and a machinist.
actually he works for a company that makes fitness equipment.
the company would do better if they used his designs

bjohnso
01-09-2008, 03:34 PM
yes he is a welder and a machinist.
actually he works for a company that makes fitness equipment.
the company would do better if they used his designs

Haha! Who does he work for?

IronGrip IV
01-09-2008, 07:39 PM
sweet bench!!!

Sidior
01-09-2008, 09:03 PM
Awesome bench.

JayM181
01-10-2008, 06:54 PM
I'm the one that built that bench.. Thanks for posting it Smokinhawk. I am a full time machinist, and a part time welder.
I've been wantin' my boss to manufacture that kind of bench, but he's a ******. He said it will not sell. How much do you think that bench would sell out there. I am thinking about making a few more if I can get some people to commit on buying.
I would tell you guys what company I work for, but I'm afraid I would not be allowed to advertise on this forum.

Detard
01-10-2008, 07:34 PM
****, if you lived near me i'd buy that beast for sure. (As long as it's a decent price). I have an OLY bench right now but without pins so I cant really do true ME work on it. You may have inspired me to rig up my own safety pins.

JayM181
01-10-2008, 07:46 PM
****, if you lived near me i'd buy that beast for sure. (As long as it's a decent price). I have an OLY bench right now but without pins so I cant really do true ME work on it. You may have inspired me to rig up my own safety pins.

What is your location...

Ruddy
01-10-2008, 10:21 PM
That bench looks amazing dude, how long did it take you to create it?

smokinHawk
01-11-2008, 06:24 AM
Hey Jay how much do you think it would cost to make it excluding the bench/cushion part so i can hook my existing bench cushion up to the rest of it
(note to those that dont know i have a bench manufactured buy his company that would interchange/fit with that so not any bench would fit it)
let me know next time you see me if you can.

JayM181
01-11-2008, 07:48 AM
I did all the work on my own time. My boss only charged me the steel cost. I guess I would have to do a time study next time I build one to figure out the shop time. That would give me a better idea on the cost of building one.
Also, I don't have a blue print for that particular bench. I pretty much did all the enginering in my head.
I will let you know when I see you next....

Detard
01-11-2008, 10:06 AM
What is your location...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cards
01-12-2008, 12:42 AM
I would give an arm and a leg for that thing. then of course I probably couldn't use it but still. Pretty ****ing sweet if you ask me.

Da Wasian
01-12-2008, 03:28 PM
I like the set up.

Tim K
01-19-2008, 03:48 PM
I'm thinkin' Power Rack next. :D Nice job on the bench.

Stumprrp
01-21-2008, 10:35 AM
sweet job!