How to make a sliding box

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How to make a sliding box

Unread postby patybobady » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:30 am

Hello. I am looking to construct my own sliding box for my vaulters. I had some homemade ones in college, but do not remember the measurements or the exact process. Any suggestions?

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Build one???

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Unread postby jhesch » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:28 pm

that's a bit out of price range, and im overseas, but id also like any tips on how to build one.

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Re: Build one???

Unread postby patybobady » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:42 pm

ESSX wrote:http://www.everythingtrackandfield.com/detail.aspx_Q_ID_E_3697_A_CategoryID_E_441

Just go here and buy one!!

Bruce


Haha, good try. I put in for the 'pulleey' on our Track wish list, I figured I need both and would have more trouble making the pulley.

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Re: Build one???

Unread postby cdmilton » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:55 pm

ESSX wrote:http://www.everythingtrackandfield.com/detail.aspx_Q_ID_E_3697_A_CategoryID_E_441

Just go here and buy one!!

Bruce


Almost $300! No way in hell should anyone pay that much for a sliding box! Think of how many wood ones you can make for $300!
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Unread postby achtungpv » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:34 pm

It doesn't have to be exact.

1 4"x4"x8" for the back stop

2 2"x4"x15" for each side.

1 1"x 15" x 24" piece of plywood for the bottom

Use 3" wood screws to piece it all together. countersink them in the bottom so the box slides easily.

It'll cost like $10 bucks and it'll last a season.

We could make them in like 20 minutes after the initial prototype.
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Re: Build one???

Unread postby Skyin' Brian » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:03 pm

cdmilton wrote:
ESSX wrote:http://www.everythingtrackandfield.com/detail.aspx_Q_ID_E_3697_A_CategoryID_E_441

Just go here and buy one!!

Bruce


Almost $300! No way in hell should anyone pay that much for a sliding box! Think of how many wood ones you can make for $300!


im thinking...i would make 1 and use the balance to buy a pole to do the drills with :yes:

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Unread postby ashcraftpv » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:41 pm

http://www.skyjumpers.com/articles/Slid ... Design.doc

I had a couple kids in the wood shop class build me 4 of these for a project and they are pretty much indestructible because they used pressure treated wood and sealed all the joints and screw holes.....

Have had them for 4 seasons now....
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Unread postby Vaultiletics » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:42 pm

Ok, heres the deal... I do camps all the time and I have constructed the most affordable and efficient slide box around. Sure its home made but this is how it works.

Go to wallmart. buy 2 small sterlite storage boxes usually they are grey or blue in color. Run them long ways and cut down three sides leaving the top open. Place a ten pound wieght in between them and seal it up (ducktape use 102)...

Slides awesome on a track, grass, concrete. etc. Here are some pictures if you need.
Honestly the storage boxes are about $3-$4 each and the weight at walmart is about $10. PM me for questions.
as far as the pulley drill I make my own also but it takes time and a bit more money... the ones I make are ovver half the price they sell them in the catalogs. -Vaultiletics
Check this site out for a pic
http://www.sterilite.com/Category.html? ... tegory=33#

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Unread postby DecaRag » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:58 pm

Wish I had done this instead of constructing a wooden one... I can't use my wooden one on our track or turf FB field - just on grass.

Great idea - I may give it a try!

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BOY THAT IS TIGHT GRIN

Unread postby Bruce Caldwell » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:02 pm

You spend $300 to $500 for a pole, $150 for a discus, $400 for a javelin,
$10,000 for a pV pit?????????
$6,000 to $12,000 for your first car.

You need it now there it is in stock ready to ship and it is functional????

Hey I make no money on this one, but I would take this over a wooden one, as it is adjustable weighted and functional. SMILE

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Re: BOY THAT IS TIGHT GRIN

Unread postby Skyin' Brian » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:07 pm

ESSX wrote:You spend $300 to $500 for a pole, $150 for a discus, $400 for a javelin,
$10,000 for a pV pit?????????
$6,000 to $12,000 for your first car.

You need it now there it is in stock ready to ship and it is functional????

Hey I make no money on this one, but I would take this over a wooden one, as it is adjustable weighted and functional. SMILE

Bruce


ok, i checked the link and it looked like great product, but i would still put those funds toward the pole unless money was no object.

speaking of money is no object, this is one of my favorite overpriced items(i should note that ucs spirit makes great products, so i dont mean to pick on them, but come on, it is ribbon attached to a stick for > $400)

click the link and scroll down to "wind direction unit"

http://www.ec-securehost.com/UCSInc/Mea ... vices.html

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