Sunday, August 22, 2010

DIY Big PVC Club

Hey DIY strengthsters.

I love being creative!  I have an artistic streak in me and a crazy imagination. Put that together with a insatiable desire for strength & health.  First I gave you StrongerGrip.com and now DIY Strength.  In this post is the list of goodies you'll need for a PVC Big club.  It has a thick handle, like the other small one. Handle diameter is just under 2"(1.9").   The Big one shown is 19" overall length, you can make it longer by cutting the 3" PVC to a longer size.
All right here is the list.
1) 3" PVC Cleanout Plug       $1.47
2) 3" PVC Cleanout Adapter  $3.14
3) 3" PVC Coupling               $1.69
4) 3" PVC Pipe cut to 5" or whatever you choose. Approx. $.78 a foot  $.32 for a 5" pc.
5) 3" to 1-1/2" PVC Coupling  $2.97
6) 1-1/2" PVC Pipe cut to 10" for handle $.28
7) 1-1/2" PVC Cap               $ .76

And there you have it. $10.63 for components.  With the 3" and 1-1/2" PVC you get that in 10' bars or I did find at Home Depot 2' lengths.
This Big Club at these dimensions weighs 2-1/2 lbs empty and I loaded it up with steel media and it weighed 13 lbs.  With the big handle, it's a nice weight.  Want it heavier? Cut the 3" longer.  As you can see I put a link to cut the chase and buy these complete and shipped to you.  I even let you choose desired length from 18" up to 24".













If you have any questions, let me know.  If you don't like the white PVC plumbing look, I plan on testing some plastic approved paint and see how it works out on them.  And I'll share any tips or helpful suggestions on painting them.  I'll keep the DIY projects coming.
Ryan

2 comments:

  1. You should post a small club workout with the new clubs to showcase what you can do with them after you've made them!

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  2. This is great! Would this basic design work for a DIY mace as well? It seems like all you would have to do is extend the "handle" portion of the club. I'd only be concerned about the flexibility of the longer handle, but a 1.5" PVC pipe seems pretty rigid.

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