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#1550 Re: How to build a woodie
May 23, 2023, 09:15:04 pm
Thanks both. It seems that 2x8's at 16 inch centers isn't a million miles out then, so i'll just go with something like that. I'll be using decent 18mm plywood too (which is extortionate these days!).

You wouldn't want board sag reducing the peak load and therefore your rate of force development gains....

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#1551 Re: How to build a woodie
May 26, 2023, 01:02:22 pm
Heavier members of the School (original) mentioned 'revving' the board, which was essentially using that to their advantage. It did flex quite a lot when the larger units were trying hard!

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#1552 Re: How to build a woodie
July 10, 2023, 08:44:01 pm
There's still a few gaps to fill, but the new board is getting there now. The stats are: 51 degrees, 3 sheets of ply long, a horizontal roof just over 2m long, then a 1m ish vertical section. The inclusion of the folding weight rack / pullup bar was a great decision as it stores away flat to the wall in 10 seconds, opening up the roof section. So far i've mostly been setting problems on the board, but have a couple of roof problems from standing, inspired by outdoor roof problems. Adding sit starts to these could make decent power endurance problems!

I'd be well psyched to have people over for a session, and to set some problems I wouldn't come up with myself. (South Leeds LS27)


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#1553 Re: How to build a woodie
August 13, 2023, 08:20:02 am
I'll build a board in our new apartment, and I am keen on having it adjustable. Does anyone here has any experience with linear electric actuators? That seems like a neat way of changing the angle + making it stable.

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#1554 Re: How to build a woodie
August 21, 2023, 02:34:04 pm
What are peoples favourite screw-on low-profile wooden jugs?

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#1555 Re: How to build a woodie
August 21, 2023, 02:44:46 pm
How big is juggy? I find these good for better holds and circuits https://www.hardwoodholds.co.uk/store/p142/Incut_Edges.html#/

Rick Ginns makes nice oak holds  https://www.strongholds.co.uk/shop

and probes on here makes nice board holds https://crusherholds.co.uk/product-category/wooden-holds/


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#1556 Re: How to build a woodie
August 21, 2023, 05:01:43 pm
I'll build a board in our new apartment, and I am keen on having it adjustable. Does anyone here has any experience with linear electric actuators? That seems like a neat way of changing the angle + making it stable.

Not much, no. But something I'm working on at work just now I'd making me think - make sure you have a fail safe backup! Wouldn't fancy a board collapsing on top of me.

I'd also expect that, unless cost is no object, an electrically adjustable board for home use won't be viable?

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#1557 Re: How to build a woodie
August 21, 2023, 08:20:23 pm
Is the cost going to be that bad? My garage had a UB at the ridge and I nearly went for a solution using an electric hoist for adjusting it and chains for then fixing it in position.

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#1558 Re: How to build a woodie
August 21, 2023, 08:44:23 pm
Electric hoist would be fairly cheap, linear actuators maybe less so? I dunno, not really looked into it just remember having to shell out Łks for them on a wind turbine roof after they broke.

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#1559 Re: How to build a woodie
August 21, 2023, 09:45:56 pm

I nearly went for a solution using an electric hoist for adjusting it and chains for then fixing it in position.

Seems overengineered for putting a climbing shoe on.

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#1560 Re: How to build a woodie
August 30, 2023, 09:47:32 am
More questions. I'm sure this has been covered, but what is the lowdown on painting a home wall?

I like the black non-sticky paint of the Kilterboard. Seems to leave no visible rubber marks from shoes. How do I achieve this? Assume that I have no knowledge of painting.

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#1561 Re: How to build a woodie
August 30, 2023, 11:20:57 am
Surely painting it white and hating yourself for every single imprecise foot placement for the rest of time is a far more JWI solution  :whip:

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#1562 Re: How to build a woodie
August 31, 2023, 01:10:34 pm
Everyone assumes that I will be the sole user of this wall, but my other half is more keen on climbing than I am.

I never drag a foot along a board, obviously. But others might.

Is chalkboard paint still the beta?

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#1563 Re: How to build a woodie
August 31, 2023, 01:12:15 pm
I can't help with black. I went with a matte varnish and you can just wipe off the rubber marks when you wish/can be bothered.

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#1564 Re: How to build a woodie
October 16, 2023, 09:09:24 pm
Everyone assumes that I will be the sole user of this wall, but my other half is more keen on climbing than I am.

I never drag a foot along a board, obviously. But others might.

Is chalkboard paint still the beta?

A little late in the day but…
I used Matt furniture paint and considered black but thought it may be a bit gloomy. I went for dark grey in the end with some light gray for surrounds. I’m pleased with the results and you can barely see any rubber from your other half’s drags :hug:

Hope you and J well

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#1565 Re: How to build a woodie
December 01, 2023, 10:57:13 am
Any recommendations for some positive board footholds?

Due to have a baby soon so I am looking for some really positive feet which will help my wife get back on the board when the time is right. They need to be screw on holds 👍🏻

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#1566 Re: How to build a woodie
December 01, 2023, 11:04:55 am
I'd go for these James, they do 30mm ones too https://www.hardwoodholds.co.uk/store/p179/Core_20mm_Foot_Holds.html

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#1567 Re: How to build a woodie
December 01, 2023, 12:16:00 pm
I'd go for these James, they do 30mm ones too https://www.hardwoodholds.co.uk/store/p179/Core_20mm_Foot_Holds.html

Cheers, they look perfect! We currently use the wooden domes on their website. I don’t know how i missed the others when looking the other day.

It’s nice they can flip as well once the incut side becomes fine to use  :strongbench:


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#1568 Re: How to build a woodie
December 01, 2023, 05:11:39 pm
https://coreclimbing.co.uk/product/geo-screw-on-feet-20mm/

Cheaper and more colours direct from Core

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#1569 Re: How to build a woodie
December 01, 2023, 07:10:41 pm
We do 18 & 25mm oak blocks, one to consider in the options mix :)

https://crusherholds.co.uk/product/wooden-climbing-foot-blocks/

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#1570 Re: How to build a woodie
January 12, 2024, 01:28:37 pm
As I asked a few questions on this thread before, I thought I could be a good idea to post a short review of the board I build. It can also be useful for others who think about getting the mini moonboard.

https://steepground.blogspot.com/2024/01/mini-moonboard-review.html

For those who cannot be bothered to read all that: I really like the mini.

The blogpost is a slightly edited translation of a review I wrote in Swedish. The translation is done by myself and machines (never translate yourself and never use the method of editing machinetranslation regardless of how little time you have), so apologies in advance for the clunky writing.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2024, 01:39:25 pm by jwi »

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#1571 Re: How to build a woodie
February 26, 2024, 03:53:16 pm
It's possible to change the effective angle of a board by using volumes, which could be handy when making replicas. The problem is that I don't want these volumes on my board all the time. Can anyone think of a way to quickly attach/detach volumes (e.g. some sort of quick release brackets)? If I have to drive screws in each session then the plywood will soon look like a sieve.

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#1572 Re: How to build a woodie
February 26, 2024, 04:07:57 pm
If you want them in the same places could you just T nut the right spots and then add recessed bolt holes in the corners of the volumes?

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#1573 Re: How to build a woodie
February 26, 2024, 04:42:01 pm
Unfortunately, I can't get to the back of my board without taking the ply off otherwise that would have been a good idea!


 

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