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    Sorry I missed your comment. I'll post on here...

    Sorry I missed your comment. I'll post on here when I get it up and going.....it'll be awhile til I get it done, have to figure out some floor supports under the house, build extensions for the rack...
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    So I ended up getting a random email 2 hours...

    So I ended up getting a random email 2 hours after my last post here, stating that my order has shipped. The package arrived 2 days ago (to my surprise) and for the most part, everything looks good....
  • I always liked the speaker magnet idea, and they...

    I always liked the speaker magnet idea, and they are dirt cheap.
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    I emailed Titan on Monday about the added delay...

    I emailed Titan on Monday about the added delay of my order and got a quick response back Tuesday morning. Basically the lady looked up my order and mentioned that I was first in line when the new...
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    This is the same rack I have. It's not the king...

    This is the same rack I have. It's not the king of dumbbell racks by any means, but it was (and still is) cheaper to buy than for me to build from scratch, and it's more than strong enough and has a...
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    I feel the same after ordering a squat rack...

    I feel the same after ordering a squat rack (Rogue clone) from Titan on June 1st that was "in stock".....On the product page as of last week, the item said it was expected to ship by June 30. I just...
  • Something along the lines of the matting in the...

    Something along the lines of the matting in the link below is the only other thing I could think of besides rubber mats (these are portable too), and there may be a more inexpensive alternative if...
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    I normally don't post much on here since many of...

    I normally don't post much on here since many of the home gyms on this site are literally leagues apart from the simple, non-commercial grade equipment I have...However, a homemade thread is...
  • Looks like you can use it for more than benching....

    Looks like you can use it for more than benching. Also looks quite simple to duplicate at home for a fraction of the price. Cool idea for simple equipment-less workouts, nonetheless....
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    Bosch makes a good upholstery saw and I always...

    Bosch makes a good upholstery saw and I always dreamed of having it, but I think at the time (10 years ago or more) it was still around $500! At the time I had to tool up for my upholstery projects...
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    I don't even eat turkey, but I use an electric...

    I don't even eat turkey, but I use an electric knife for quite a bit of upholstery work. A long sharp knife works good too, just not for rebond. Angle grinders with a sanding disc work well on that...
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    Time to out the electric turkey knife!

    Time to out the electric turkey knife!
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    No problem! Naugahyde is a brand name, but you're...

    No problem! Naugahyde is a brand name, but you're right, they're pretty much the leader and have been for years. Local upholstery shops use other brands too though, and many are just as high of...
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    Yeah, you may have to use more glue and let it...

    Yeah, you may have to use more glue and let it set up and get tacky before bonding the pieces together. What color can is the 3m you're using? I had great luck with one of their spray glues, and...
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    Cool, you're branching out into custom covers...

    Cool, you're branching out into custom covers now! Couple random observations and thoughts not meant to offend or criticize, simply trying to help improve your end result. Let's see if I can explain...
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    Thanks ShadowMan, I appreciate the kind words. I...

    Thanks ShadowMan, I appreciate the kind words. I wish a lot more companies made better bench covers too, but since they don't (and I'm poor anyway!), I started making my own. I forgot to take pics of...
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    SWEET!!!!! Looks factory, can't ask for more than...

    SWEET!!!!! Looks factory, can't ask for more than that! Might have to try shorter staples like 1/4" or 5/16" if you are using long staples. Also, if the base is MDF, that stuff can be tough to staple...
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    Yeah, you might have to shorten the top piece...

    Yeah, you might have to shorten the top piece slightly to make up for the vinyl stretch, but also the padding material may be too soft and could account for some "give." You can fill the top edges...
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    That doesn't look bad at all! Your main issue...

    That doesn't look bad at all! Your main issue with using a light commercial sewing machine is the fact you are limited by thread size and material thickness. The home sewing machines tend to produce...
  • There is some awesome advice here for you, and...

    There is some awesome advice here for you, and you certainly CAN tackle your health issues and change yourself for the better. Getting the equipment is a great first step, now you have to put it to...
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