View Full Version : making a heavy dumbbell handle

03-15-2009, 11:32 AM
I am wanting to make a dumbell handle that will hold up to 240lbs for now with room to grow. my question is is how long would you make it? i figured 6" for the grip and 8" on each side for the plates and collars you think that will work? or has anyone made on of these? i am making it out of 2" carbon Steele.

Lones Green
03-15-2009, 12:14 PM
I'd just measure out the plates you plan to use on each side of it...for example, if you wanted it to hold 300 lbs, you'd need 150 lbs on each side of it, which is 15 10's. Don't forget some room for a collar