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Drew92
06-24-2009, 11:14 AM
This is my homemade dip station. It has a adjustable widths. It sits on top of the saftey bars. So it is also has an ajustable height.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/dilley340/011.jpg

This is an attachment to turn it into a trap bar. The bar ends were off of a bent bar.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/dilley340/004.jpg

I though I would share this with everyone. If anyone else has some homemade equipment post it up.

Reko
06-24-2009, 11:27 AM
thats interesting.
how well does it hold up?

slashkills
06-24-2009, 11:52 AM
Great idea! Im also curious to see how well it holds up especially when deadlifting or doing trap work with it.

Detard
06-24-2009, 11:52 AM
I got a couple things. Home made thick handle DB's, 2 platforms, bench safety racks, and dip belt, box for squats, t-bar row attachment, then a few small things like band pegs...etc. I'm currently in the process of modifying my power rack. (you can see the pic of my bench safeties in the boards pic)

Heres a couple pics.

Lifting platform
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5677/platform126.jpg

Boards
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8779/p4050091.jpg

Squat platform
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5457/p4060090.jpg

Thick DB handles
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/5604/p6240509.jpg

Box for squats
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3742/p4020303.jpg

T-bar attachment
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9564/p3110142.jpg

Band attacment for deads
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1807/p3110140.jpg


I'm sure Kiaran will come in here and post some o;f his creations.

Drew92
06-24-2009, 01:45 PM
Those thick dumbbells are a good idea. I will probably make some. Can you take a picture of your dip belt?

Drew92
06-24-2009, 01:51 PM
thats interesting.
how well does it hold up?

Well for dips its really strong. It held my 265lbs brother no problem. As for the trap bar the holes holding the bar ends are 2 1/8 inches in diameter. That was the only size drill bit I had. If they were 2 inches perfectly it would be better. I might add sum bracing just to make sure it will last.

Buy Home Gyms
06-25-2009, 04:16 PM
This is my homemade dip station. It has a adjustable widths. It sits on top of the saftey bars. So it is also has an ajustable height.

This is an attachment to turn it into a trap bar. The bar ends were off of a bent bar.

I though I would share this with everyone. If anyone else has some homemade equipment post it up.

How did you bend the barbell that you made the trap bar out of? Was that from lifting? I have never heard of that happening before.

Drew92
06-25-2009, 04:45 PM
How did you bend the barbell that you made the trap bar out of? Was that from lifting? I have never heard of that happening before.

No the hole I cut out was 2 1/8 inches in diameter so it was loose. If it was a perfect 2 inch hole it would be straight.

Detard
06-25-2009, 10:33 PM
How did you bend the barbell that you made the trap bar out of? Was that from lifting? I have never heard of that happening before.

You've never heard of someone bending a bar?

Ben Moore
06-25-2009, 11:12 PM
You've never heard of someone bending a bar?
He's a spammer - check his profile

Reko
06-26-2009, 09:59 AM
detard - how did you make those DB handles?

Detard
06-26-2009, 10:06 AM
I got two pieces of 2'' pipe cut to ~20'' long. Then I used hockey tape to make a collar by using the old dangle and spin method for taping the butt of a stick, then I just wrapped the grip with hockey tape. Cost me $6.

johnnyo_99
06-26-2009, 12:38 PM
detard
could you provide a better discription of the band attachment for your deadlift platform.

killxswitch
06-26-2009, 12:46 PM
detard
could you provide a better discription of the band attachment for your deadlift platform.

Looks like some sort of wall hook you could buy at a Home Depot.

Ben Moore
06-26-2009, 02:27 PM
I've seen the big garage hooks screwed into the platform work well for band attachments. You can also use trap door pulls from the hardware store. I liked those becuase they flipped down when not in use.

Detard
06-26-2009, 02:59 PM
detard
could you provide a better discription of the band attachment for your deadlift platform.

Theyre actually meant to be bolted to a dock so a boat can tie its rope to it. I just bolted it to the side of my platform. Just loop one side, pull it over the sleeve, then loop it on the other side. Its good too because you can just pull the band off when you want to load more plates.

Heres a video from a long time ago of how they work.

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Drew92
06-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Well the old one was slapped together with a few screws and nails. So I built a new one with bolts and lag screws. I got a new drill bit that is 2 inches which made it more strudy. By the way I weighed the dip/trap bar and its right at 45 pounds. It only cost about $15 bucks to make it. Granted you have an old/bent olympic bar and pipeing laying around.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/dilley340/004-1.jpg

I wanted to build an atlas stone, but my dad said no way. So I got some sand bags. I just ducted taped two together it seems like it will last. It weighs 90lbs. I'll see how the first work out goes and increase weight as needed. This as well only cost about $15.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/dilley340/003-1.jpg

killxswitch
06-29-2009, 06:59 AM
Famous, how did you secure the oly barbell ends to the wood? Pretty handy it weighs exactly 45 lbs.

Drew92
06-29-2009, 09:04 AM
Famous, how did you secure the oly barbell ends to the wood? Pretty handy it weighs exactly 45 lbs.

I drilled a two inch hole in three boards and put the bar in them. I actually had to hit them for like 5 minutes with a hammer to get it in there.