Olympics over, but the games have just begun

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Project by Mainiac Matt posted 08-13-2012 10:03 PM 1803 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another quick project for the local gymnastics fans…

This one is made from recycled 2×3 SPF and 3/4” dowels…

I used pegged lap joints at the connections, and though I contemplated adding cross bracing, these came out very rigid.

Let the games begin!

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 01:44 AM

Nice and your daughter will really enjoy it! Next job some small hurdles!!

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 01:30 PM

Well I made a balance beam and now the uneven bars…. I suspect that the next request will be a vault.

One intersting tidbit we learned on this project is that the horizontal distance between the bars is not specified as a fixed distance, but rather a range. I guess they adjust them to fit the gymnast height. Who knew?

I’m happy to crank out these little requests and see our girls play with dolls (even our soon to be 7th grader still does so with her little sister). Girls grow up way to fast these days, and don’t get to enjoy just being kids nearly long enough.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 04:27 PM

I like it! A great project for a cute kid..

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