Home made MTB see saw

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Home made MTB see saw

Postby Mububban » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:16 am

I got the idea from other Youtube videos, so here's my effort putting some shed scraps to good use for me and my son :mrgreen: It gives us something to play with as we're an hour away from our trail centre

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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm

Most impressive, and appears to be very well made....except :
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Edit : This is not a selfie..
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby bychosis » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:55 am

Like. Starting my pallet/scrap search soon!
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby bychosis » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:33 pm

Pallets have now gone to a better place. Total purchases: $0. Made this one a little narrower because the pallet planks were 800mm wide and it made sense to cut them in half for the decking.

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Thanks for the motivation Mububban.
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby Cardy George » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:52 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:Most impressive, and appears to be very well made....except :
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Edit : This is not a selfie..

:lol:
But
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Not a selfie either :mrgreen:

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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby Mububban » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:10 pm

bychosis wrote:Pallets have now gone to a better place. Total purchases: $0. Made this one a little narrower because the pallet planks were 800mm wide and it made sense to cut them in half for the decking.

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Thanks for the motivation Mububban.


Image link isn't working for me!
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby bychosis » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 am

Mububban wrote:
bychosis wrote:Pallets have now gone to a better place. Total purchases: $0. Made this one a little narrower because the pallet planks were 800mm wide and it made sense to cut them in half for the decking.

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Thanks for the motivation Mububban.


Image link isn't working for me!


Sorry, fixed it. I have trouble linking imgur pics from phone and usually need to fix it from a PC.
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby Mububban » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:15 am

Awesome! I'm considering putting some cross bracing like yours onto mine, I'm a fan of over engineering :)
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby bychosis » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:45 am

I built this one with the idea I will probably drop it at a local MTB trail so for the base I've tried to use as much termite resistant material as possible. Used treated pine and hardwood, except the verticals are soft pine. The cross bracing was an attempt to keep the vertical vertical. The treated pine base had a decent warp in it so was attempting to correct it. The other mod is I've only used two rails along the deck, one is a solid piece, the other is three pieces braced together.

I'm also going to put an end cap on the pivot by drilling half way into another piece and screwing it in place to stop the pivot pole working its way out.

I've also told my sons that they can build another and try to sell it. Need more pallets!
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Re: Home made MTB see saw

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:56 pm

Aaaah, now I get it.
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