LumberJocks

Handstand blocks

  • Advertise with us
Project by BOBAH posted 09-07-2016 04:42 AM 498 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is set of handstand blocks for my friend – she teaches yoga, and does some acrobatics.

Apparently, blocks of different height need different muscles to get onto, so this set includes interchangeable pipes of 4”, 8” and 12” length. Some people say that sloped blocks are easier on wrists, so I included and mounted those too, in addition to the flat ones.

The blocks for each hand have individual bases, so people could adjust the distance between bases to match their shoulder width, which is critical (in other words, I didn’t have exact measurement of my friend’s shoulders :-)).

The bases are made of white pine, stained with red mahogany oil-based stain, finished with three layers of satin wipe-on poly and layer of wax; blocks are made of mahogany, also stained with the same stain to get exact color match; finished with wipe-on poly and wax as well. The floor flanges and pipes are regular steel 3/4” hardware from HD plumbing department – I have removed their lousy black paint with paint thinner, then spray-painted blue all metal parts, including screws.





5 comments so far

View JPJ's profile

JPJ

777 posts in 2011 days


#1 posted 09-07-2016 04:48 AM

Nice job!

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

8346 posts in 2258 days


#2 posted 09-07-2016 06:56 AM

Nice work, I bet your friend will be happy with them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View becikeja's profile

becikeja

610 posts in 2204 days


#3 posted 09-07-2016 12:25 PM

Now that is a unique project

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

View Ben's profile

Ben

64 posts in 628 days


#4 posted 09-09-2016 03:10 PM

Very cool!

View BOBAH's profile

BOBAH

65 posts in 734 days


#5 posted 09-09-2016 08:22 PM

Thank you guys.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com