How to make a barbell?
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Barbell is the most basic sports equipment of almost any gym. However, such a useful projectile can be done at home: consider the basic methods.
What can be made barbell
Depending on where you live (in a private house or apartment), you can use sand bottles, wooden logs or car disks to make a rod. The neck for the rod can be made from the spade of a shovel or a piece of pipe. And now we will talk in more detail about the process of assembling the rod from each of the mentioned materials.
A bottle of sand or water
In order to do the barbell of plastic bottles with water or sand, we will need:
- plastic bottles - 8 pieces;
- wide stationery tape;
- 4 - 5 meters of aluminum or iron wire;
- 2 buckets of dry sand or water (for all bottles);
- cutting from a spade or a piece of pipe.
Before starting the assembly, you need to determine the weight of the bar. Based on this, you need to calculate the number of bottles that we need.Calculations need to be done based on the fact that about two kilograms of dry sand fit in a liter bottle, andrespectively, one kilogram of water.
Sand should be poured only dry, so that in the future its mass does not change. It is also necessary to take into account the weight of our neck. To ensure an accurate balance of the two ends of the boom, each bottle must be weighed after filling.
So, when all the bottles are full, you can proceed to the assembly. At the beginning, you need to put 4 bottles side by side and very tightly wrap them together with scotch tape. The stronger the bottles will be wrapped, the longer the boom will last, so there is no need to spare tape.
We provide additional rigidity of this construction with wire, with which we once again wrap the bottles. After that, it is time to install the neck. As a rule, plastic bottles have a narrowing at the neck; this is what allows you to thread the stalk between 4 bottles so that there are no gaps and the bottle tightly wrapped around the stalk. In the case of a pipe, this action is similar.
Round bar hemp
If you have the opportunity to cut round logs from hemp, it will be very easy for you to make even a collapsible bar yourself. Trees such as oak are very dense and therefore quite heavy.To assemble the “wooden” bar we will need:
- chainsaw or hacksaw;
- screwdriver or screwdriver;
- steel plates 5 to 10 cm wide;
- wood screws.
For the rod, you need to cut disks with a thickness of 20 to 30 cm. Since making a hole with a depth of 20 to 30 cm is quite problematic, it is necessary to fix the “pancakes” to the fingerboard using a slightly different method. We will not put the load on the neck, and hang it. To do this, you need to make loops of metal plates on the walls of the "pancakes" closer to the ends. The size of the loop must exactly match the diameter of the neck to ensure a tight fit. Plates to the "pancakes" are attached with screws.
This design of the rod has a drawback: the tree can dry out over time, which significantly affects the weight.
How to make a bar of rims
If you have unnecessary car wheels with tires, you can make a barbell out of them. It will be very impressive in mass, and it is very easy to assemble. Holes in the "pancakes" are already there, so you will only have to pick up a strong neck (for example, scrap or pipe).
Next, you need to install the neck in the disks and securely fasten them together.To fix the discs on a wooden fretboard, you can use wire as follows:
- make holes in the neck near the disk from the end of the cutting;
- thread one end of the wire there and the other through the holes in the disk;
- firmly twist between the two ends of the wire.
Thus, the disk will be rigidly fixed on the neck and allow you to play sports with convenience.