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    So, I'm running short on 2x3, but still have...

    So, I'm running short on 2x3, but still have plenty of 2x2. Think that would be fine for safety bars? I have some 11ga like I used for the weight storage portion, but also have some 1/4" laying...
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    Sweet. Great advice. Sadly I can't just keep...

    Sweet. Great advice. Sadly I can't just keep giving you reps... I may just copy the one from our school weight room. Or perhaps made a beefy flat bench and then a lighter duty incline one.
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    Hey- firstly, thanks again for all the help....

    Hey- firstly, thanks again for all the help. You're a wealth of knowledge and I bet this thread will help others in the future.

    Two bench questions- 1)Any advice/suggestions for covering the...
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    Got it!

    Got it!
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    You don't have the long pin go all the way...

    You don't have the long pin go all the way through?
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    Mech- Could you get me some basic dimensions from...

    Mech- Could you get me some basic dimensions from those quick remove safety bars you made? I've never seen them in person. The main thing I am curious about is how much of a gap there is between the...
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    We have plenty of it, why not? I also feel safer...

    We have plenty of it, why not? I also feel safer with 700lbs on 3/8" than 1/4".
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    Well, afte reading the article, we were going...

    Well, afte reading the article, we were going against the grain. I thought that could have been our problem. We're getting our flat bar in today. I'll try again with the correct stuff and see how we...
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    So, I had my students build a press brake. They...

    So, I had my students build a press brake. They did a decent job. So far it is holding together. Either way, we bent some 1/4" flat bar with no problem, but when they went to bend the 3/8" the plate...
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    Hey Mech, how do you cure the powdercoat on...

    Hey Mech, how do you cure the powdercoat on something as big as a power rack? I assume you don't have a giant oven, but maybe you do. Is there a DIY option that it affordable? Paint is ok, but powder...
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    So, I think I decided to make one that looks a...

    So, I think I decided to make one that looks a lot like yours, except without the side holes. I don't see myself needing those. 2x3" for the main part, 2x2" for the weight storage. 3/4" Pins. 3/8"...
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    Touche

    Touche
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    The beauty of being a shop teacher is that not...

    The beauty of being a shop teacher is that not only is my time "free", but I have many teenage slaves to employ... ;)
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    So. After looking at our supplies, we have a lot...

    So. After looking at our supplies, we have a lot more 3/4" rod laying around than we do 5/8". Can anyone see any good reason not to use it instead, aside from it being a bit overkill?
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    An interesting thought- If I wanted to reduce the...

    An interesting thought- If I wanted to reduce the holes drilled (if I end up having to drill them myself), couldn't you just make 2 different sets of j hooks that would give you the same as 1"...
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    Well, after reading this thread I have started to...

    Well, after reading this thread I have started to lean away from 3x3. I figured that it seemed like it is what is "popular" right now. Would you advise 2 x2 or 2x3?

    I was going to weld the sides...
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    So, I teach high school shop and was considering...

    So, I teach high school shop and was considering building myself a power rack. We have a plasma cam and I've only used it for cutting out designs for more artistic stuff. Do you think it would work...
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    Thanks! I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't a side effect that I didn't know about. Wasting is no good either...
  • Any particular reason why? Just curious...

    Any particular reason why? Just curious...
  • Anyone have any hand washing advice or experience...

    Anyone have any hand washing advice or experience with Eviscerate? Though I may touch myself and reap the pain of stupidity... I just don't want to burn my 1yo boy... After applying I have been...
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