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post #21 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 01:30 PM
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Nice!

I did the same thing this summer, but I like how you sawed off the 'T's' (is that what you did) to make the cups for the bar to sit on?

I was going to purchase the cup things from Clean Run but the shipping to Ont, Canada would kill me.

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Here's my jump and weave pole, I now added a tire jump and a teeter. I ordered some mini equipment too (cost me an arm and a leg) but it was sent to my Dad's place 3 hours away for his dog to train on.. I will get some photo's when we visit though.








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I like how you sawed off the 'T's' (is that what you did) to make the cups for the bar to sit on?
Yes, that is exactly what I did. I looked into making adjustable ones, but quite honestly- the entire idea of adjustability seems like an absolute pain to me! You have to make sure everything stays level. You have to ensure that it doesn't slip down over time- or especially if the dog hits it... No thanks. I wanted something ridged so I wouldn't have to worry about it shifting.

I also made a couple sets of collapsable 2x2 weave poles. Pics attached.
EDIT- the end pieces for the 2x2 poles are 1" slip elbows with a 1/2" thread coming off the top. I found them at Lowes. The poles themselves have a 1/2" thread to 3/4" slip adapter, and obviously 3/4" pipe.
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Just finished up my ladder run- turned out nice! I opted to not glue the rails in place so they could be removed at a later point if I want.
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Pause table

So we (Samba and I) searched Lowes for the 3 ways to make a table like MRL, but could not find any, so here is what we came up with:

Using just 8 elbows of 2" PVC pipe and about 30' of 2" PVC, we made an "X" type table. The center is a 4 way 2" piece. I added spacers to make changing heights easier (you can see the legs for the 24" hight next to it)







It is adjustable for 8" (just the top and bottom) 16" (where it is set now) and 24" (for regulation for our GSDs).

The top is just 5/8th inch plywood covered with automotive grade carpeting. It's black for now, but plan on redoing it later in a lighter color - it's just what DH had on hand.

The top just sits on the "X" and it is snug without shifting. Came out to be about 37" square on the top after adding the 3" sides/lips.





Loving this table!

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Achielles- very nice pause table! I tried making one out of PVC in a similar "cross" fashion as yours, though i only crossed at the bottom. I also only used 1" PVC. Yours looks very solid and nice. Since this is a "hints & tips" thread, my suggestion to you is to pick up some transparent primer. I found it at Lowes- right next to the typical purple primer. It does exactly the same thing, though it doesn't leave the purple joints.

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Thank you for posting this! I want to start agility with my dogs ( just for fun) and was trying to get started! Sasha is on off leash training right now and then we are set for agility.
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Thanks! It is VERY sturdy I covered the purple primer since lol decked it out on Duck tape Flames lol

Oh! I love the building too! I don't own it but some great people are letting me use it. We put in very fine chat and it is perfect for jumping




I'll have to get more pictures of the building and the other equipment we've built. Love those adjustable channel weaves! We'd have even more room in the building if the RV and billiard table weren't in there lol but we can't complain for the price !

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I spent my snow day today cutting PVC and assembling a new wing jump to add to our agility equipment.

Materials:
3 - 1" thick 10 foot PVC pipes (332 inches PVC total used)
4 - 1" elbow connectors
12 - 1" T connectors
8 - 1" PVC caps
Clip N Go Jump Cups (cleanrun.com)
PVC cutter

Cut PVC into following sizes:
8 x 4"
8 x 8"
6 x 30"
4 x 2"
1 x 48" (jump bar)

Assemble as in the photos:



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Made a wobble board today to teach balance. I used these plans:
http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=YGPYnvYA2R8

I carpeted it with outdoor carpet. In the last pic, you can see the 2x12 - 12' teeter board I made her as well. it used a 3" PVC pivot point. As she progresses on contact equipment, I will build a better (and adjustable) base.
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