Teeter Toter

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Project by socrbent posted 05-01-2012 05:11 AM 1845 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this from pressure treated lumber ask a birthday pressure for my grandson a couple years ago. It is weathering nicely. Used a section of very old brass pipe as the fulcrum.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 12:05 PM

Nice job on that old teeter totter. I have not see one of them in years!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 12:43 PM

Cool! Now I want to build one!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 04:20 PM

I like it, My daughter wants one as well, Thing I will try my hand at one of these. Thanks for posting.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 05:17 PM

If that’s a full size 4-wheeler, that teeter totter appears to be about 50 feet ling and 25 feet tall. Quite the undertaking!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 05-01-2012 05:31 PM

BinghamtonEd – the picture compresses distance. Teeter totter is about 10 foot long and under 3 ft tall at center.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 07:13 PM

Wow! It flashes me back! I want one, but it rains all the time here. Maybe I can make one for my living room.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 05:01 AM

Wow, great teeter totter. I keep ssying will get around to one, but never have

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 05:37 PM


Every once in awhile the idea to make one of these for my kids comes into my head, but I never wanted to have to secure something into the ground permanently. What a cool idea.

Ever have trouble with it tipping side-to-side?

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 06:01 PM

Helkat – this one is hefty enough to just sit without any anchors. Base is wide enough that we don’t see any side to side problems.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#10 posted 05-22-2012 06:45 PM

love this site! now i got a perfect idea for my garden, the kids will love it :) thanks for posting this!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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#11 posted 05-23-2012 12:53 PM

Spofeo – Thanks, Glad to inspire. I think that this site is also about that for me.

-- socrbent Ohio

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