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Ben Higgins
post Apr 16 2012, 03:26 PM
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Hey Guys, have you ever wanted to either have something or needed something but either couldn't afford it or didn't have the room for it ? Instead, you figure out a different way to achieve the same results ?

I realised that the ceiling joists in the outside shed could serve 2 purposes. I could hang a heavy kick bag from it and I could figure out a way to create a pull up mechanism.

For the kick bag, I just used 2 chains and a padlock to secure them together.

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The kick bag I installed a few months ago but I still wanted some way to do pull ups but without screwing bars into doors in the house. Plus, I'd seen too many videos of people banging their heads on the door frame laugh.gif I was watching Rocky III the other night and Mr T's character was doing pull ups using string tied over a bar. Well, I could do a similar thing with the same ceiling joist so I got some strong fabric off my girlfriend (she makes memory foam dog beds so she has loads lying around) and threaded them over the joist. However, it was rough on my hands so I stole my 2 padded seat belt covers from my car and put them on there too !

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(No, I'm not standing on something either !) wink.gif

What things have you guys made to suit your purposes ?



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Dinaga
post Apr 16 2012, 06:46 PM
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Does this count? biggrin.gif



I had an accident with the saddle on my acoustic guitar. I wanted to lower the action of the strings by carving it (idiot) and ended up destroying the whole thing tongue.gif I can't find any replacement (at least not in the shops in my town - I'd had to buy the whole bridge). Sooo this is my improvisation with a thick book cover biggrin.gif Looks awful, but it works - at least until I buy a new bridge! biggrin.gif

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Todd Simpson
post Apr 16 2012, 07:35 PM
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Nicely done Ben! You'd be right at home in many of the basement Gyms here. Not to mention various fight clubs. If we can get you a gun permit, you'll be set for your visit to the states!


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Ben Higgins
post Apr 16 2012, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ Apr 16 2012, 06:46 PM) *
Does this count? biggrin.gif


Yes, it most definitely does count ! cool.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 16 2012, 07:35 PM) *
Nicely done Ben! You'd be right at home in many of the basement Gyms here. Not to mention various fight clubs. If we can get you a gun permit, you'll be set for your visit to the states!


Haha !!

And in the blue corner, all the way from.... err.... some village in the UK... The Sensei ! laugh.gif


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