building a chin station

Discussion in 'Home Exercise Equipment' started by Maximuscrates, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Maximuscrates

    Maximuscrates New Member

    Was wondering if anyone has built a homemade chin station out of pipes and stuff. Ive seen the one with the bar in the door way wall but the girlfriend doesn't seem to keen on me doing that.

    Thanks
     
  2. the_dark_master

    the_dark_master New Member

  3. stevejones

    stevejones New Member

    <div>
    (the_dark_master @ Jan. 19 2007,13:58)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Try here for some inspiration! [​IMG]</div>
    That's a bad ass site. I'm gonna make me a LWC
     
  4. the_dark_master

    the_dark_master New Member

    yep - pegasus styly wins over firminator! again, simple and effective... (checkout the skunkworks) [​IMG]
     
  5. the_dark_master

    the_dark_master New Member

    Long time coming - but that ol'Weider bike had it's cards marked a long time ago... Aaah, twenty minutes later it was a fully functional Formulater/Pegasus2 rip-off! [​IMG]
     
  6. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very cool TDM. Lots of great ideas. I'm gonna make me a grip machine.
     
  7. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have built a chinning bar with piping bought from home depot before. It ends up beind solid enough, depending on what you build it on. I suggest doing it in the garage or the basement, depending on ceiling height. If ceilings are low, you have to bend your knees in order to chin, which can result in reduced range of motion and more likelyhood of cheating.
     
  8. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    If you can get hold of a stud finder, or just use a small nail to find the center of your ceiling joists, mark them and drill for what we call &quot;eyebolts&quot;. You screw them right into the joists, and slip your pipe through short lengths of chain, that go up to the eyebolts and are bolted to them with bolts, nuts, and washers. Put fingernail polish on the threads for threadlock. Very neat, strong. The holes can later be filled with spackling compound using a putty knife, then painted over.

    edit: use a 3/8&quot; eyebolt and drill with a 9/32&quot; drill bit.
     
  9. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    <div>
    (quadancer @ May 09 2007,22:42)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">spackling compound</div>
    What's that then Quad? Is it the same stuff we Brits just call filler. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    I dunno. You limeys don't speak english. [​IMG]
     
  11. the_dark_master

    the_dark_master New Member

    Caulking - it's what us Limeys used to seal the decks (along with some &quot;yo ho ho&quot; &amp; a bottle of rum) [​IMG]
     
  12. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Actually, caulking shrinks a bit, so we use it for inside corners, where it pulls into a nice neat, rounded corner. Like tubs, trim edges and the like.
    Spackling paste retains it's form, so it is used to fill small holes, cracks, and other imperfections on level surfaces, is sandable and usually only requires one coat.

    If you can see the nail holes in your trimwork, someone probably used caulk. Too many yohoho's?
    Just setting the record straight. [​IMG]
     

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